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Old 01-04-2012, 09:26 PM
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Long Range .270 Build

I was browsing around on here recently and it occured to me that I havent seen anyone talk about a .270 build or using one at long ranges. I know the ballistics are pretty good and bullet choices are pretty broad so is there anyone out here that uses the 270. I currently have one 270 and am fairly familiar with some loads and such and would love to start a project on a long range 270 if anyone can drop some hints or advice.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:03 PM
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Re: Long Range .270 Build

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I was browsing around on here recently and it occured to me that I havent seen anyone talk about a .270 build or using one at long ranges. I know the ballistics are pretty good and bullet choices are pretty broad so is there anyone out here that uses the 270. I currently have one 270 and am fairly familiar with some loads and such and would love to start a project on a long range 270 if anyone can drop some hints or advice.
Actually there are a lot more bullet choices (and better ballistics) for calibers such as the 6mm, 7mm, .308 cal, .338 cal, etc. The 270 Winchester is a darn good deer/hog hunting cartridge though.

Look here for some good long range info from people who compete at long range:

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Old 01-04-2012, 11:15 PM
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Re: Long Range .270 Build

Look up matrix bullets. They sell 165 and 175 VLD's. I have .277 with a 29 inch 8.5 pound barrel. If enough of us start using .277 it will become a good round. I have both 270 Win. and 270 AI

I have a 243 also. We were shooting metal tanks this weekend. With the closest at 285 yards. The 6 mm can punch a hole. The 270 has the horse power to tear the back sides of the tanks up on the way out. .243 100 gr. bt @ 3200 fps VS .277 150 gr. BT going 3100 fps The 277 has a higher BC so they probably hit the targets at the about the same speed. The extra 50 grains is lots of energy
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:28 PM
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Re: Long Range .270 Build

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I was browsing around on here recently and it occured to me that I havent seen anyone talk about a .270 build or using one at long ranges. I know the ballistics are pretty good and bullet choices are pretty broad so is there anyone out here that uses the 270. I currently have one 270 and am fairly familiar with some loads and such and would love to start a project on a long range 270 if anyone can drop some hints or advice.
270: My first rifle ever. One of my favorite calibers. My most often chosen rifle on hunts around here where I can rifle hunt (Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina).

I have 2 and a 3rd will be built very shortly. My Krieger barrel has waited long enough.

Thought hard about a WSM but I am pretty sure I'll just do another 270 Win.

Don't know what "long ranges" means to you but I've got a 150 VLD load in one of them that I would use on the biggest of bull elk at 500-800 yards w/o hesitation. I don't think I'd consider the bigger bullets by Matrix in the regular 270 Win simply because I think you'd be getting over the "benefits" curve from velocity loss. I could be wrong!

I'd reserve the Matrix bullets for a 270 AM, 270 Weatherby, or WSM.

Powders: 4831, 4350, Re22, Re19, H1000, VV N160, VV N165.

Try magnum primers!
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:29 PM
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Re: Long Range .270 Build

Matrix bullets are shooting very well .277 Caliber Rifle Bullets Built for Accuracy | Matrix Ballistics .

The 270 is at zero disadvantage!!!
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:52 PM
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Re: Long Range .270 Build

+1 for 270 w/ 165 Matrix
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:53 PM
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Re: Long Range .270 Build

Well then I reckon I better place an order for some Matrix slugs.
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