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Old 01-12-2008, 02:29 AM
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.270 winchester

Anyone here use a .270? What sort of velocity have you managed to get with the 130gr SSTs, 140gr SSTs, or 130gr Accubonds?


Anyone used the barnes TSX bullets in .270?


Looks like VV560 or Rl-22 are the best powders for 130-140gr bullets

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Petenz,
I couldn't get past accuracy issues with SSTs. Accubonds and Ballistic tips worked the best for both accuracy and terminal performance.

In a 24" douglas barrel the 130s would go just under 3200.

In a 27" Lilja barrel 130 and 140s are pretty much at 3200. Could go more but it seems not worth it.
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Looks like VV560 or Rl-22 are the best powders for 130-140gr bullets
IMR4831 (which is faster than VV560 and slower than RL22) is the powder preferred by many .270 Win. users for these weights.
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IMR4831 (which is faster than VV560 and slower than RL22) is the powder preferred by many .270 Win. users for these weights.
IMRs data didn't show particularly good velocity, I want to get 3100-3200 out of my 24" barrel.

If Rl-22 doesn't work for me I will try the 4831, I've tried 4350 but I can't get good accuracy with 130 grainers, I can get .6" with 90gr hollowpoints though

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I have gotten some good results using the SST's with my factory Rem 700. I tried several powders and found that RL-22 worked good in the 2950 range but as I worked it up the groups spread. I only have a 22" barrel so that is getting up on the top end for mine.

I swapped over to Ramsot hunter early last year and found that I could hit 3100 with the 130gr SST and the groups were great ranging under 1" at 200yds, with some going under.

I haven't tried the Barnes in a while nor the 140's. However when I did shoot the 140gr BT I used RL-22 and found it geave the best results.
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In my factory Rem. 700 with 24 inch barrel and the Sierra 130 Gameking I get outstanding accuracy and average 3125 fps with 60 grs H-4831. This bullet does a number on a deer. BANG FLOP.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:59 PM
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I am unable to get RL22 or VV N560 what is a good alternative? I'm hoping to get 3000-3100 with a 140 AB
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