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Unread 04-24-2011, 04:25 PM
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270 winchester

just looking for recommendations on bullet and powder choices for the 270 with 24" barrel will be used for whitetail and javelina 400yards maximum
i was thinking accubond 130 or 140
or berger 130 or 140 vld
any suggestion i would consider
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Unread 04-24-2011, 04:47 PM
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Re: 270 winchester

Mine likes IMR4831 and Barnes TSX. I'm using a max charge but accuracy is usually around 0.6 to 0.7in. Works well on antelope.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 06:13 PM
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Re: 270 winchester

130 gr bullets in the 270 win is very hard to beat especially when you max is 400 yards. IMR and hodgdon 4831 are the go to powder for it too. As for berger or ab I have used the berger with great accuracy not sure on the ab because I haven't used them.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 08:30 PM
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Re: 270 winchester

With those two choices what ever shoots better, I've shot a bunch of stuff with the 140's in both out of my WSM and my buddy shoots them out of his Wins and nothing puts up much of an argument. I think 400yrds is a bit limiting though, you can use them much farther in you we're inclined to. 7828 is our go to powder in the Wins.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 09:49 PM
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Re: 270 winchester

I load the Sierra 140gHPBT and 54.5g Imr4831 for my Buddies that hunt with a 270. That was my favorite load when I used a 270. It is currently over the book load tho' and they may have changed IMR4831 a little... max listed is 54g. I have books that show hotter than that but things change.
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Unread 04-25-2011, 09:46 AM
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Re: 270 winchester

I have fooled with the 270 win for a number of years and have come to these conclusions.
Work up to this load because it is max but it used to be the load that was listed on the Hodgdon H4831 bottle. 60 grs H4831, Rem case (match prepared) CCI-BR2 primer, Sierra 130 gr Game King. This is very accurate in about every 270 Win I have ever tried it in. It kills WT deer like lightening struck them.
I have found that most of the 140 gr cup and core bullets are just a bit tougher bullets than most 130 gr cup and core bullets. I had more deer go a little ways after taking a 140 than with the 130 gr Sierra. Most taken with the 130 Sierra drop in their tracks.
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Unread 04-25-2011, 09:57 AM
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Re: 270 winchester

RT2506 has a good suggestion.

Personally I load a 140SST with about 56gr of H4831 (it's been a while since I made a batch and I don't have my notes with me). This is what I use for mulies.

I think that there is no need/added cost isn't justified for vld if you're shooting within 400yrds personally.

No matter what you end up doing, the 270 will take care of the two game you listed w/out a problem.
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