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Old 09-03-2012, 05:45 AM
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Re: My budget .270 AI ...

Thanks guys! I too am excited but rest assured I'll keep you posted for any progress.

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:56 PM
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Re: My budget .270 AI ...

I managed to go at the range Monday. A friend me gave a box of ...



because apparently it does not group well on his rifle.

The goal was to sight in the scope while fireforming the brass and break in the barrel.

It was sunny and ~75F but with 30+ MPH wind.

Considering the circumstances, esp. not looking for any grouping, I'm happy with the result thus far at a 100 yards ...





Must have jerked shots 9 & 10 ... happy nonetheless.

Hope to send through some handloads this weekend.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:46 PM
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Re: My budget .270 AI ...

I'm still fireforming brass to .270 AI (can't seem to find time ), I wasn't looking for any accuracy but had the following results (3-shot groups):

Win Brass, CCI BR-2,

165gr Matrix VLD (COAL = 2.674)

1) 58.5gr H1000, Vx = 2821 FPS, SD = 20 FPS
2) 58.5gr H4831SC, Vx = 2981 FPS, SD = 17 FPS

175gr Matrix VLD (COAL = 2.684)

1) 57.5gr H1000, Vx = 2801 FPS, SD = 5 FPS
2) 57.5gr H4831SC, Vx = 2919 FPS, SD = 16 FPS (pix below)



Shows some promise, no pressure signs yet.
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Diggn it!!! Your almost running with the WSM already
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Diggn it!!! Your almost running with the WSM already
Me too, just can't seem to find more range time, esp. with the speed goat opening this weekend followed by deer and elk.

Do you have other powder recommendation(s) to share suitable for my set-up and Montana's hunting weather conditions .

Thanks!

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Re: My budget .270 AI ...

How much extra case capacity does the AI have over the Win???

Is the benefit the added case capacity or the sharper shoulder angle???
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How much extra case capacity does the AI have over the Win???

Is the benefit the added case capacity or the sharper shoulder angle???
This is my first AI and there are more experienced and qualified members than can share more insight but my short answer is yes and yes!

Look at #7 & 8 posts in 270 Winchester Ackley Improved Load Data

Hopefully, they'll chime in.

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