Re: .270 Winchester questions ?
I have a Rem. 700 ADL in .270 Win. The gun is all stock except that I glass bedded it. My 22" Sporter barrel loves 58.0gr. of H4831 and the 130gr. Nosler BT's. It regularly shoots under an inch and I have on occasion gone under 1/2". I have also been experimenting with the 110gr. Hornady VMax which has also been very accurate. I believe around 55gr. of H4831 on the 110 Vmax showed the best accuracy, I don't have my load data in front of me. I did a ladder test and 4 consecutive .3gr steps were touching at 100yds so I think I found a node! I am planning on having this gun rebarreled (hopefully that's not a mistake) to a 270 Ackley, #5 fluted, 24" with hopes of being able to push the heavier bullets closer to 3100fps. Supposedly Berger is working on a .277 VLD and the Wildcat 150gr. RBBT if they are pushed up around 3100 look like they would be really good at extending the range. From looking at reloading manuals I don't think the 7mm Mag really does that much more except burn more powder. I'll probably get flamed for saying that but I think these heavier bullets with high BCs really help push the old cartridge forward but I also think the Ackley version will be better with the heavier bullets. Here in California though the .270 is a greta cartridge, 130 BT's for deer and 150 Partitions for pigs. I took my .270 elk hunting in Colorado but didn't see any legal bulls. At the time I was giong to limit myself to a 200 yard shot, after reading on this forum and seeing what others have done I think with the heavy and higher BC bullets you could probably take an Elk at 500 yards with a 270. Please correct me if I am wrong. I love my 270 my brother has a 7mm Mag and I really don't see much difference, he wishes he had gotten a 270 too!
Now it's time fore me to go. The Autumn moon lights my way.