Re: 270 Win questions
I bought my 1st 270Win in 1981. I have always shot the Sierra 130gr SBT in my rifles. Thinking about giving the new plastic tip bullets a try.
My first 270Win was a M700 BDL, completely stock. I shot 55.9grs of IMR4350, Sierra 130gr SBT, CCI 200, RP brass. MV was 3000fps
My second 270Win was a M70 FW, completely stock, it shot very poorly. It had a beautiful stock on it, a buddy wanted it, so down the road it went.
My third 270Win is a Tikka T3 Lite, completely stock and it shoots like a $4,000 custom rifle. I shoot 59.0grs of H4831, Sierra SBT, CCI 200, RP brass, MV is 2940fps.
Most of my shots on mule deer have been 200yds or less.
However this past year I took a 2x4 mulie down at 386yds. All I saw after the shot was legs and antlers flying thru the scope as it tumbled 125 yds or so down the steep hill side he was once standing upon. I did not bother to reload the rifle. Just stood up, folded the legs of the bypod up, loaded my pack, and hiked cross-hill to retrieve my buck.
Exbal shows that my load drops below 1000 ft/lbs at 600 yds with rifle. Therefore I would limit this rifle to that distance. I am paranoid that the bullet will not expand properly at lower energy levels. I could be full of bad pizza, but it keeps my little brain happy.
Snohomish Co. Washington
NRA Life Member