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Off the shelf ammo for .270 win.

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Unread 12-28-2008, 11:22 AM
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Off the shelf ammo for .270 win.

I know that with handloading, you can dial in a bullet. Is there off the shelf ammo that is comparable to handloaded ammo? I dont have a budget to shoot all kinds of ammo to see what my gun likes the best, but I need a good place to start.

I have a .270 win, in a winchester featherlight. I mainly hunt mtn's and shots can go 25 yds to as far as you want. Elk and deer.

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    Unread 12-28-2008, 09:43 PM
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    Re: Off the shelf ammo for .270 win.

    Regular hornady custom 140 gr btsp loading. if the light mag version shoots good, then use that.
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    Unread 12-28-2008, 10:02 PM
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    Re: Off the shelf ammo for .270 win.

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    Regular hornady custom 140 gr btsp loading. if the light mag version shoots good, then use that.
    x2 I used the regular 140 btsp until I started reloading and they shot great and dropped deer in their tracks.
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    Unread 12-30-2008, 04:53 PM
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    Re: Off the shelf ammo for .270 win.

    The Winchester 140 accubands worked great in 2 of my 270s before the days of handloading. Took deer at 400 and 300 yards effectively. Like pulling the rug from under them.
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    Unread 12-31-2008, 12:21 AM
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    Re: Off the shelf ammo for .270 win.

    My vote will go for the 150gr nosler partion made by federal. Y shoot realod but the federal work good(sub moa in my rifle). The 150gr should be a minimun if you whant to go elk hunting with it.
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