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600 Yards on a Budget

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Unread 01-05-2013, 12:15 AM
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Re: 600 Yards on a Budget

The .270 win is a great place to start! A little light for elk at 600 yards IMO, but its just my opinion and nothing more.
I would sell your scope and get a Vortex PST 2.5-10X44 with matching turrets/reticule. The Leupold will do you fine with the M1's but they are long (i hate the ones on my Mark 4, at least trying to fit it in a scabbard). If you are a perfectionist, which most guys are when it comes to guns, your going to want to have a good reticule system and thats why i say get a Vortex. It will be well within your budget and you will be able to use it for hold over or dial and it can be had illuminated. if the leupold is gonna save you any more than $100 i would keep it.

Bergert and Nosler accubonds are the old faithful in .270 from what I hear.

I agree with the others that a relaoding press is your first big step.
you may also consider having your rifle pillar/glass bedded or getting a new stock altogether. Bell and Carlson offer an affordable replacement that will be much better.
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Unread 01-05-2013, 09:58 AM
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Re: 600 Yards on a Budget

I agree with all above. I own a tikka, It will shoot as good as most can from factory. Mine shoots one hole at 100. I use 140gr ballistic tips iin my 270, but I have only used it on whitetail. I would go to Accubond or partitions for elk. try some h4831sc powder when you start to reload (which stated above is the only way to get true potential out of . Good luck
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Unread 01-05-2013, 04:06 PM
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Re: 600 Yards on a Budget

I had the M1 dial put on my VX-III (3.5-10x50)as well and am quite happy with it so far. Haven't done a whole bunch with it yet (just had it done a month ago), but seems to be a nice fit on my 6.5-06.
As for reloading, I tried the Matrix 145 and 165 gr VLD's in a 270 with some pretty decent results. The 165's could prob use a little faster twist than the stock 1-10 in my old Rem 700, but the 145's were well under and inch at 200.
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Unread 01-06-2013, 04:16 PM
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Re: 600 Yards on a Budget

I would load the 130 sciroccos or interbonds with 4831sc(temp stable). Either send the scope back to leupold or look up Kenton industries and get one of their knobs for your scope, don't even have to take the scope off the gun for that. Work up a load for the gun the way it currently sits and if you can get .5-.75 moa, your done.
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Unread 01-06-2013, 06:40 PM
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Re: 600 Yards on a Budget

I shoot the 140 Hornady BTSP w/ 59 gr H-4831 less than 1/2" w/ my 24" stock barreled Rem, though it is mounted in a McMillan stock
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Unread 01-09-2013, 06:55 PM
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Re: 600 Yards on a Budget

To get started reloading, recomend one of the all in one kits, I started with the LEE, but if funds allows, go with a RCBS or the Hordany,,,,,gives you the basic kit, you can add to it as you go along, items I added were more case prep stuff, digital scale, etc
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