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Who's stretching it out with a 270 WSM?

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Unread 05-08-2012, 04:01 PM
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Re: Who's stretching it out with a 270 WSM?

The Norma is .002 thinner at the neck than Rem brass. I have a reamer set up to turn .003 on Rem and skim the necks on Norma, Norma is also softer brass. I FL size everything and get much more consistency that way but I'm set up so it just bumps the shoulder and sizes just enough to chamber nice. Far sub MOA past a thousand so that good enough for me to hunt with.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 06:02 PM
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Re: Who's stretching it out with a 270 WSM?

Nothing is softer than Remington brass. Remington is the cheapest brass they can put on the sale table in September just before hunting season. I works at the minimum level for handloading. Look at this metalurgy report. Remington is using the basic copper/zinc alloy it did a century ago. The handloaders market is dominated by alloys that contain iron or silicon or both to increase the case life and allow higher pressures. A friend of mine just went through a series of case separations with Remington brass in his .375 H&H on the second or third firing. This stuff was clearly not made for handloading.

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Unread 10-17-2012, 09:32 PM
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Re: Who's stretching it out with a 270 WSM?

I need a good load charge for a 270wsm shooting the 175 matrix bullet.
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Unread 10-18-2012, 03:57 PM
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Re: Who's stretching it out with a 270 WSM?

I'd start looking at around 63ish grains of Retumbo, and work up from there.
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