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.270 Boat tail VS Non Boat tail

 
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Old 11-02-2004, 01:39 AM
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Re: .270 Boat tail VS Non Boat tail

I'm probably gunna get shot down in flames here, but weren't BT bullets invented for use in machine guns shooting out past where the bullet becomes sub-sonic, and only have a real advantage when they become sub-sonic.
They are mostly popular with re-loaders because they are easier to seat than flat base bullets.

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Old 11-02-2004, 08:48 AM
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Re: .270 Boat tail VS Non Boat tail

otis348 - I'm a 35 year 270 man. I only shoot BT bullets at larger game.

The whole idea of core separation is all immaterial. I have never had a deer size animal ever stop the bullet, so who cares if the bullet that hit the ground 200 yards on the other side of the deer still going 1000 fps only retained 70% of it’s weight.

IMO – Since I shoot allot Sierra SBT 140’s loaded at high speed is all you need for sub 400 lbs. Once you get above that class. Then start thinking about premium bullets.
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Old 11-02-2004, 09:31 AM
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Re: .270 Boat tail VS Non Boat tail

Budlight,

Its funny how experiences vary. I've had more jacket/core seperations with Sierra SBT bullets in 270 than anything else. This was quite a few years ago when I shot the 270 exclusively. Large PA whitetails often stopped a separated SBT bullet and I've recovered them.

I would say, however, that the deer died quickly anyway. Some say that this is the real test of terminal performance.

Me, I just expect my bullets to stay together regardless of whether they penetrate completely or not. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Old 11-02-2004, 02:35 PM
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Re: .270 Boat tail VS Non Boat tail

VH - I've never recoved a bullet. All heart/lung just went out the other side. Most of my other shots I always went for base of neck and a couple of mixed in head shots.

My general hunting loads are like 3200 fps for 140 and I've also shot every deer between 35 and about 200 yards. Antelope were out to 400 max. The one Elk was a head shot at 50 yards. Carrabou - right through them at 125 - 250 yards.

The same thing with the 7mm stw 175 SBT sierra. Clear through the elk every time.

I've been using Barnes-x 405 grains for soft skinned and 510's for the big stuff
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