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.270 win which bullet for fallow and red

 
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:07 AM
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.270 win which bullet for fallow and red

I've got a REM .270 win.i don't know weather to use nosler ballistic tips or accubonds. If any one has any idea on which one will be better for fallow and reds. I'm thinking in the 140grn. Also if any one has some tips with type and amount of adi powder. And weather to use magnum primers or large rifle. If any one can help it would be great.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:31 AM
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Re: .270 win which bullet for fallow and red

Welcome to LRH and enjoy!

No, you do not need magnum primers. Both BT and NABs are excellent bullets. However, in order to provide you a sound recommendation(s), we might need more information such as:

- What is your intended target (elk, deer, etc..) ?
- At what distance?
- Barrel length and twist (to take advantage of the 165/175gr from Matrix)
- Area where you might be hunting (for powder consideration - temp sensitivity)

We have lots of guys here that are always willing and able to give a hand. I'm sure others will chime in with more information and recommendations. Be patient, the'll be here shortly.

Good luck!

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:48 AM
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Re: .270 win which bullet for fallow and red

Welcome to LRH! In 1:10 I had good luck with 150 gr Nosler BT, I think they can do fine for game you are looking for, but I have never seen fallow or red buck in my neck of the woods. Searching Wikipedia largest fallow buck is about 220 lbs undressed, I think 130 gr bullets would serve you better, I've taken many whitetail bucks in same weight category + with 130 gr SGK, clocked at 3170 fps, of course for longer ranges you will need heavier bullets with better BC, so that's why I pointed to 150 gr Nosler BT, using 53gr of RL-17 I squeezed 3000 fps out of it, according to Alliant website 51.5gr clocked at 2,921 fps as safe point they say... Berger has 150 gr hunting bullet for 270 with better BC G1 0.531, but I never had a chance to try one... So good luck in your quest!
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:35 AM
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Re: .270 win which bullet for fallow and red

I think Jinx is right,
The Nosler 130 ballistic tip hunting sould serve quite well.
I push mine on top of 57.5 gr of RL7 with fed 210 primers trimmed, to 2.535
Out of my Marlin XL7 3 shots I can cover with a dime at 100 yards, every time.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:41 PM
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Re: .270 win which bullet for fallow and red

It looks like myponga specifically asking for ADI powders, I never used ADI so no idea what they are, with 270 I only used Reloader 17, 19, 22 then Hodgdon 4831SC and H4350 also tried IMR4064, as far as primers LR primers like Federal 200, Federal Gold Match, CCI 200 or Winchester LR work just fine, if you planing on upping your load to the extreme then you might consider magnum primers.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:40 PM
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I've got a REM .270 win.i don't know weather to use nosler ballistic tips or accubonds. If any one has any idea on which one will be better for fallow and reds. I'm thinking in the 140grn. Also if any one has some tips with type and amount of adi powder. And weather to use magnum primers or large rifle. If any one can help it would be great.
You simply can not go wrong with either bullet you have chosen. However it really depends on what bullet your GUN wants to shoot. I personally love both of them. Even though they are the same profile, they seem to shoot differently , al else being equal. The BT is a little more violent on impact, the AB stays together a little more. I have yet to see a .270 that won't shoot a BT. But sometimes, the AB is a little harder to get to shoot AS consistent. I am shooting Berger 140 VLD's with amazing accuracy. I am working on getting the speed up a little. I find that RL19 has been the most accurate powder, and am using fed 210 primers. This caliber is typically easy to get to shoot, so don't buy too much stuff. Also, 4350 , either flavor, is also a good option. Enjoy the ride, and welcome aboard! AIM SMALL,MISS SMALL, 7 stw
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:38 PM
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Re: .270 win which bullet for fallow and red

All good advice above. However, you should also refer to a current reloading manual.

Inside of 300yds, you don't need to stew over it too much. Most 270 loads will do the job.

Otherwise, you may wish to respond to Feenix's questions and folks here will be happy to provide recipies/opinions.

Happy hunting!
Richard
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