Re: .270 WSM v .300WSM
Well folks, I still have not found a load that will group under 1 inch out of my .270 WSM. It is a Savage 16 FS. I have not done anything to the rifle except trigger work but this particular rifle is just not accurate. I have tried over 5 powders, 6 different bullets, from 130-150, 3 different primers, lengths from shortest to longest. I cant seem to find any kind of pattern to help with loads. Shoots Magpro and 140's into about 4 inches at 100 yards. The only thing that gets me is that if it was a "two shot" rifle, it would be excellent. More than half my loads would be alright then because I can get 2 shots either touching or 1/2". Usually it will be the 3rd shot that wanders off so damn far. I let the barrel cool 2-3 minutes before shooting the next shot. Dont really know what to do. I'm about to give up on the thing. I'm just thinking its a Savage thing. This is the 1st Savage in our house, and will probly be the last. I have never ever in my 7 years of loading have had this much trouble trying to obtain a 1 inch 3 shot group out of a rifle. Hell even ALL of my Rugers I have ever owned after that trigger pull was down, I could find a load within a 1 powder and bullet combo. Savage is just something else, maybe I got a bad one. Am not really willing to give them another chance. Just one of those things. I love the .270 WSM cartridge, BETTER than the .270 weatherby. I have gotten 3550fps with the 130's and 3400fps with 140's. Those velocities are max with some of my loads out of a 24" tube. I have tried slowing them down all to no avail. Either bottom or top loads will usually always put 2 holes close but fly the other one. I should just try to sell it, but its a Savage, nobody wants them where I live. Get a Winchester or Browning and start working up again. BTW my dad bought the Winchester Black Shadow in .270 from Wal-Mart and guess what, I found a load for that with what I wanted to the first time. Magpro and 140g SST@3300. 3/4" of an inch without extensive testing. I would say I have been through extensive testing in my own Savage .270 wsm and have not even came close to 3/4" group. I have tried probly close to 100 loads out of my Savage, while it took me only a couple to find the one for my dads Winchester. I guess the long and short of the story is that if given another rifle, I would be a lot happier person, but the caliber is awesome. One I would recomend, only NOT in a Savage.