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140 or 150 gr. for 270 WSM

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Unread 09-24-2010, 01:39 AM
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140 or 150 gr. for 270 WSM

I have a 270 WSM sako 85 with a 10" twist.... now Im trying to find the best factory ammo for the rifle but I would like to know if the rifle would shoot the 150s better than 140s being it has a little faster twist than other 270 rifles....Im just trying to narrow down some options in bullets
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    Unread 09-24-2010, 04:26 AM
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    Re: 140 or 150 gr. for 270 WSM

    Depends on what you want to do with it and at what range
    If your whackin elk at 300/400 yards go with a 150gr Patrition. If you want to shoot extended range I like the 140 Accubond. I dont know anyone who shoots Long range seriously with factory ammo, but if you wanted to try Berger's get some HSM ammo.
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    Re: 140 or 150 gr. for 270 WSM

    I'll second the 140 accubond.
    Shot a mulie with one at 350 yds and the deer never even fliched.
    Just layed his head down- drt.
    Good combo of velocity,bc,and terminal performance.
    Plus it was very accurate.
    I was using 62.2 gr I7828 ssc
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    Re: 140 or 150 gr. for 270 WSM

    If you can afford a Sako you can afford a few boxes of factory stuff and try them out. "Seeing is believing"
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    Re: 140 or 150 gr. for 270 WSM

    Forgot you were buying ammo
    IRONWORKER is right on
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    Re: 140 or 150 gr. for 270 WSM

    i agree with ironworker but my delima is when I buy the factory round I plan on buying a case of each so I can have the same lot number...... My main concern is my rifle has a faster twist than all other rifles I see in the 270WSM and I didn't know if that would cause an accuracy issue useing lighter rounds.... It is my understanding that a longer bullet (heavier) needs more spin but at what point does a fast spin affect a lighter bullet accuracy........... Oh and this is only a whitetail gun the distance will depend on what kind of groups i can get the gun to shoot with factory ammo for now
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    Re: 140 or 150 gr. for 270 WSM

    I have a 10 twist on my Winchester. I havent seen a bullet made for the 270 that it wont stabilize. I think I even hered that a 10 twist was just enough to stabilize the 169 gr Wildcat Bullet. Youll be fine with anything you can buy in a store.
    Look into the 150gr Fed. Fusions also. I have had great results with them.
    A case of ammo would buy a decent press and then you could roll your own. Way more satisifying, and usually more accurate than factory stuff.
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