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Old 01-03-2010, 12:35 AM
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Re: 270 wsm and berger bullets???

I would scrub the 150's, they may shoot but you have to smoke them out there to be much better than the 140's. I shoot the 140 Berger at 3300fps and the Accubond @3341 with 71gr of Retumbo, and the 110 TTSX at 3700+ with 66gr of R17. I was able to run in the low 3400's with Magpro but haven't worked on a load with accuracy. Definitly work up on these loads they are running close to max.
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Re: 270 wsm and berger bullets???

Are you guys crimping the 140 Bergers? I have just gotten a box to start loading. I have not crimped for other rifles I have loaded, but I am concerned about these banging around in the magazine of my Savage 12 and being pushed back while cycling. Any comments or experience?

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Re: 270 wsm and berger bullets???

I'm also curious about this topic. I have a Sako A7 in 270WSM (they're 1 in 10" twist) and it seems to really like the 140 AccuBonds. I haven’t shot 140 Bergers though it yet, but I plan to work up a load. The advertised BC of the 140 AccuBonds is .496 and the 140 Berger Hunting VLD are advertised at .487 BC. It seems as though the 140 AccuBonds should shoot well at long distances, but I'm worried about the bullets performs at those lower velocities.

Does anyone have any experience with 140 AccuBonds at long range or lower velocities? How well do they open up below 2,000 or 1,800 fps?

I know the Bergers where compared to the 140 Barnes TSX in an earlier message. The 140 Barnes TSX have an advertised BC of .404

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Re: 270 wsm and berger bullets???

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Are you guys crimping the 140 Bergers? I have just gotten a box to start loading. I have not crimped for other rifles I have loaded, but I am concerned about these banging around in the magazine of my Savage 12 and being pushed back while cycling. Any comments or experience?

Thanks,
Tom
I'm running them out of a Model 12 also, I found .015 of the lands to be the sweet spot. No crimping. Also try the slower powders, Retumbo, H1000, Magpro are real good.

I recovered a Accubond out of the dirt after shooting through a buck at 345yrds and it did not hit anything real hard as it was a high lung shot and it hit him around 2500fps. I was not super happy with the performance as it didn't open up real good, an elk would open them better. I would shoot the Berger at all ranges!
If I was shooting something with a 1-10 twist I would try the 169.5 Wildcats when they come available, you can run them around 2900fps, awesome ballistics!
Here's a pic of the bullet, the petals that are sheared of were where it hit a rock.

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Old 01-12-2010, 06:34 PM
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Re: 270 wsm and berger bullets???

I have taken 2 Texas boars with the 140 Accubond and have been very pleased, but the distance was less than 100 yards on both. The largest was 290lb and the bullet entered the front of one shoulder, shattered the ball and socket, mutilated the lungs and heart, then plowed through the rear of the other shoulder, through the ribs and lodged in the grissle plate on the opposite side hide.

I am just starting to load for this rifle and am starting with H4831SC and RL19. I have not been able to find MagPro or Retumbo locally. What primer are you using with these?

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Re: 270 wsm and berger bullets???

I use Fed 215's, CCI200's and BR2's did well also but I didn't have many BR2's and the CCI200's would through an occational flyer. I actually loaded all the primer combos I could and shot them on one board side by side and the Fed 215 was the clear winner.
I think the Accubond is awsome, but there performance on the game I shot showed that one thinner animals with no bone hits they may be a little slow to open, thicker animals like elk or bear they are totally awsome, I have yet to recover them out of an elk but they blow through the heaviest of bone so far.
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Re: 270 wsm and berger bullets???

im from New Zealand and i use the 140grain hornady sst (which has a better B.C than the 140 Berger vld) with 70 grains of adi 2217 powder (dont know if you can get this in the U.S. but there are equivalents) this gives me 3200fps and very good groups i have shot red deer (one shot kills)with this round out to 400meters and beleve will kill out past 500 easily
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