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My budget .270 AI ...

 
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:56 AM
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Re: My budget .270 AI ...

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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.

Ed
Don't know about more qualified, but I have tried a few loads with the AI. I have found since my re-chamber that my rifle is shooting the lights out with 130 gr bullets. I went to the Cutting Edge Bullet because I followed advice on another thread for 338's and found these offerings. BC 540 and skipping down the road with nearly 3400 fps. H4831 and I have a 25" barrel.

My first attempt with the 165's I attempted with RL19 and at 54 grains it was only running 2710. I have H4831 loaded with those bullets now and when I can I'll send 'em.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:32 PM
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Re: My budget .270 AI ...

That is awesome!
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:13 AM
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Re: My budget .270 AI ...

OK

I have settled on a load for this years trip to Colorado. This load took the honors as I make each hunting rifle win its spot each year. The load is 63.5gr H4831 Fed match reg primer. 130 gr Cutting Edge Bullet. The CE bullet has a bc of 540. Velocity is a little over 3300fps and two shot groups are in one hole. Barrel length 25".

The only way to beat that is with a 165 Matrix Bullet and I dont have enough time left to attempt it. Infact the way the CE's are shooting I might be selling a nearly full box of Matrix's.

64 grs showed pressure signs on everything but new brass, but 63.5 seemed to be the right choice for this gun. It is a 1:10 twist and it has never shot as well as it has with these 130gr CEs.

Wish me luck this season.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:57 AM
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Re: My budget .270 AI ...

Big Jake Duke,

Wishing you a safe and successful hunt. Good luck!

Ed
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:20 AM
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Re: My budget .270 AI ...

Just got it back Friday from my smith for a muzzle brake (JP Enterprise Beenie Cooley) install ...






Can't wait to shoot it with some new loads.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:19 PM
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Re: My budget .270 AI ...

It was windy and a bit chilly but I was able to squeeze in some range time (more fire-forming and trying out the new muzzle brake).

I wasn't looking for any accuracy load at this time but here's what I got (3 shots at 100 yards) ...

(1) 60gr 7828SSC 150gr NBT, WLR , Win brass - X=3130 FPS; SD=24

(2) 60gr H1000 150gr NBT, WLR, Win brass - X=3044 FPS; SD=11

(3) 60gr H4831SC 150gr NBT, WLR, Win brass - X=3194 FPS; SD=4

#3 has the best X, SD, and group. No signs of pressure yet.



Sorry for the quality of the video (Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4), I should have used my rest but I couldn't cradle it well and I figure it'll show the muzzle rise/recoil better if I use a shooting bag. Unfortunately, I forgot my rear bags :( ... might have to re-do the video next time. Anyways, here's my initial attempt ... sorry, not good in editing. I start getting steady about the :20 or so mark ...


NOTE: I was using 175gr Matrix with 57.5gr H4831SC at 2919 FPS.

Overall, I'm very pleased thus far!
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:53 PM
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Re: My budget .270 AI ...

Awesome! Gotta love those results. After readings this thread, I'm wanting to get my 270 Gibbs up and running! Thinking 150 Bergers would be entertaining! Need a new scope for it and to refinish the stock.
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