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Old 11-27-2011, 02:01 AM
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Favorite bullet weight for a 270 & 7mm

Ok fellers Many of you have been helping me on my other thread trying to help me choose a caliber to have built. in case you have missed it heres the link 1 gun for all???

My question is what is everyones favorite bullet and weight for the 270, and 7mm? I would also like to know what you hunt and what you consider your max range to be with said bullets.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:48 AM
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Re: Favorite bullet weight for a 270 & 7mm

Although I don't have any personal experience with a 270, a buddy of mine does and he shoots the 150VLDs as they have the best BC of the .277 bullets.

I do have experience with 7mm bullets. The answer here is that it depends...

If you are shooting a 7-08, the 120grain bullets are the go-to bullets as the 7-08 is limited to shots around 500 yards. As a result, it is more about velocity than BC. 120grain bullets are great for shooting everything from varmints up to deer size game.

Personally, I have a 280Rem (My 280 - Updated!) in it, I shoot the 168VLD at 2780. It has sufficient horsepower to take deer at 1000yards.

If you go with one of the bigger 7mm's (7remmag, 7rum, 7stw, 7wsm, 7saum etc) you should seriously consider the 180grain Berger Hybrid.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:29 PM
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Re: Favorite bullet weight for a 270 & 7mm

So far for my 7 rem mag I have really liked the 168 gr bergers. Im interested in trying the amax bullets. I have tried the 150 sciracco II, bullet uniformity (bearing surface) was horrible. The 140 bergers shot very well but I wast getting the velocity I wanted. I compared the ballistics with the 168 bergers to the 180 berger (hunting) I didnt see much of a gain using the 180 even the ft/lbs was pretty equal out past 700 yrds
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Re: Favorite bullet weight for a 270 & 7mm

7-08 or 7 magnum, really doesnt matter 140 Accubonds for whitetails, adj your ranges with opitcs. Same for the 270.

UNLESS your building a Long range rifle then its VLD's

Off to go check out your link, what will you be hunting?
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:04 PM
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Re: Favorite bullet weight for a 270 & 7mm

Is there any place that you can get 165 grain bullets for the 270wsm other then Matrix ballistics?

I didn't see anything listed from Berger, nosler, seirra, Barnes, Hornady. Is there any other manufactures that I am forgetting to check out?

I am leaning towards the 270 wsm but the what if the matrix doesnt like my gun concerns me. If I cant get any other 165 grain bullets for it then I think I would be better suited to go ahead and step up to the .284,or the .308 caliber guns.
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Re: Favorite bullet weight for a 270 & 7mm

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Is there any place that you can get 165 grain bullets for the 270wsm other then Matrix ballistics?

I didn't see anything listed from Berger, nosler, seirra, Barnes, Hornady. Is there any other manufactures that I am forgetting to check out?

I am leaning towards the 270 wsm but the what if the matrix doesnt like my gun concerns me. If I cant get any other 165 grain bullets for it then I think I would be better suited to go ahead and step up to the .284,or the .308 caliber guns.
270wsm is nice, but you are encountering the major issue in that there's really only one company making heavy-for-caliber bullets for it (Matrix).

If you go up to the 7wsm, then you have many choices of high BC bullets.
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Re: Favorite bullet weight for a 270 & 7mm

I dont care for short mags, but that dont matter. Id step up to a 300WM and if you cant dream up your perfect load for the situation. I dont know what else to tell you.

My reason for liking to 300 over 270 and 7mm take a look at available bullet choices. I bet you find the choices for .30 beat the 270 and 7mm combined, much wider weight selection.

If it must be a WSM 300 rules!
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