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Old 11-27-2011, 07:19 PM
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Re: Favorite bullet weight for a 270 & 7mm

My Tikka loves the 165 Matrix as well as 140 or 150 Berger vlds. All three have excellent terminal performance and exceptional accuracy.

The 165s shoot .28 moa all day as long as I do my part. You do need a 1:10 twist to stabilize them though.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:44 PM
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Re: Favorite bullet weight for a 270 & 7mm

In my opinion if your rifle will not shoot the 175 or 165 Matrix it won't shoot anything else, bar none the 165 Matrix has been the easiest bullet I've ever loaded into any 270. They hit game very well, close range light deer to long range elk I've been very impressed with the function of the bullet and the consistency across the velocity range.

Some chamberings and calibers just don't need more than a couple great bullets, the rest are 7mm's and 30's
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In my opinion if your rifle will not shoot the 175 or 165 Matrix it won't shoot anything else, bar none the 165 Matrix has been the easiest bullet I've ever loaded into any 270. They hit game very well, close range light deer to long range elk I've been very impressed with the function of the bullet and the consistency across the velocity range.

Some chamberings and calibers just don't need more than a couple great bullets, the rest are 7mm's and 30's
I like how you think, On some forums I think I would have to jump behind a couch after that comment though lol
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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
Exactly.
There is no reason to use the 180gr VLDs in 7mm. The 168s are right there with the 180s in terms of ability to buck the wind. The only reason to shoot the 180s is if you want to be kicked harder.
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Exactly.
There is no reason to use the 180gr VLDs in 7mm. The 168s are right there with the 180s in terms of ability to buck the wind. The only reason to shoot the 180s is if you want to be kicked harder.
Going to have to disagree with you on this point.

BC 168 = .617
BC 180 = .659

Run the exterior ballistics and you will see that when the range gets long (beyond 1k), the 180 will shoot flatter, have less wind drift and carry a bunch more energy downrange.
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Re: Favorite bullet weight for a 270 & 7mm

I don't think the 180's have a big advantage at hunting distances, but I still prefer them in my 7RM. Bigger cartridges will probably benefit more from the 180's. A 7-08 would probably do better with the 168's. My next 7mm will be the 7SAUM.

While there are a lot of good bullet choices for 7mm, I have been disappointed with 270 and 25cal choices. I have a box of 165 Matrix that I am eager to try in my 270 Win. Because I have other rifles, I only need one good bullet choice and Matrix may be the one. However, I would feel more comfortable if they came from a mfg with a longer/bigger track record. I hope they do well and continue to develop a strong following.

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Old 11-29-2011, 06:44 AM
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Going to have to disagree with you on this point.

BC 168 = .617
BC 180 = .659

Run the exterior ballistics and you will see that when the range gets long (beyond 1k), the 180 will shoot flatter, have less wind drift and carry a bunch more energy downrange.
Trebark,

You are probably right when it comes to beyond a grand. I've never looked passed 1000 yards for comparison between the two. I shoot mostly out to a grand max and wouldn't even feel comfortable shooting at game that far unless the wind was dead. Out to the thousand yard mark the advantage of the 180s is so minimal it's just not worth the added recoil.
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