Originally Posted by JPaul17
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!