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Old 05-15-2010, 08:44 AM
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270 WSM Factory ammo?

I'm fairly new to this, so I'm taking things one step at a time. I want to get some practice in and get used to the rifle and long range shooting before I buy and start experimenting with reloading equipment.
I have on the way to me a heavy barrel savage 270 WSM. I have a 4.5-14 Zeiss scope and plan on shooting up to say 600 yards. Mostly white tail, but may shoot the occasional pig or yote as well if the mood strikes me.

What are a few factory loads I should start with?

I have a box of 130 gr XP3 already but do not have high hopes for long range accuracy. I am thinking I will probably end up having better luck with 140 or 150 gr loads.

I'm considering these:

Winchester Supreme Ammunition 270 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) 150 Grain Ballistic Silvertip Box of 20

Winchester Supreme Ammunition 270 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) 140 Grain Nosler AccuBond Box of 20

Federal Premium Vital-Shok Ammunition 270 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) 140 Grain Nosler AccuBond Box of 20

Who is having good luck with 270 WSM factory loads?
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:34 AM
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Re: 270 WSM Factory ammo?

I love the 140 Accubonds, but I hand load them using RL-22, or IMR-4350 powder. If I were you I would buy a box each of the Winchesters and the Federals and give them a try and see which shot the best in my gun. Both may shoot very well and then you could decide on price or other issues.

My gun is a Winchester Model 70 Featherweight in 270WSM. The 140 Accubonds are a great deer bullet for the high velocity from the 270WSM.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:05 AM
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Re: 270 WSM Factory ammo?

Shooting factory loads is rough but I would find what it likes, the 140 Accubond is excellent out of the 270 WSM and has about as good a BC as is available, I hand load this bullet for mine and really like it.
Also try to at least give the HSM long range ammo a try, it's loaded with 130 gr Bergers some like it some don't.

I shoot a heavy barreled Savage and LOVE this chambering in it, smokes deer!!

If it is a factory Savage it will most likely have a 1-11 twist which is marginal on 150 class bullets so keep the twist rate in mind.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:07 AM
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Re: 270 WSM Factory ammo?

Yes, it is a factory savage, but a lefty so it is coming out of their customs shop.
It will be their standard twist rate I'm sure.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:19 AM
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Re: 270 WSM Factory ammo?

Ya, your going to have a 1-11 twist most likely so I would concentrate on the 130-140 gr offerings, it may shoot the 150's but just so a guy knows they may not.
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Re: 270 WSM Factory ammo?

My 270wsm loves 140gr Accubonds over 62gr of RL-19. But for factory ammo Id look real hard at Federal Fusions. Great boattail bonded bullet. Not to mention theyre alot less expensive than some other premium ammo. Ive killed Elk, Deer, and Bear with em' and they group well out of my Model-70 Win. Feather wt.
If you dont mind the extra price, and want to shoot ''factory'' ammo, Nosler Custom Ammo offers the 140 accubond in 270wsm now. Nosler is about 15 min from my house, so I get to go down and b.s. with em every now and then. The reviews on thier ammo is pretty darn good.
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:16 PM
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Re: 270 WSM Factory ammo?

Good to hear there may be a cheaper option. I was wondering about the Fusions. Do they make a 140?
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