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# 270 WSM 165gr VLD load help

#22
05-07-2011, 10:08 PM
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Re: 270 WSM 165gr VLD load help

it is a 28" lilja 1-10 65gr of retumbo fed 210 at 2981 with an es of 12 I'm very happy with the results of the matrix bullets and yes I did say a 1-10 and the 165 and 175 shoot 3/4moa groups at 1000yrds I also shoot the 169.5 wildcats and they shoot just a little better
#23
05-07-2011, 10:43 PM
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Re: 270 WSM 165gr VLD load help

What BC's have you been using with the Matrix bullets, I've used .650 with the 165's and it seems close but haven't gotten them nailed down yet.
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#24
05-07-2011, 11:16 PM
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Re: 270 WSM 165gr VLD load help

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 Originally Posted by bigngreen What BC's have you been using with the Matrix bullets, I've used .650 with the 165's and it seems close but haven't gotten them nailed down yet.

You should use the bullet SD and look at a similar bullet which would be an hypotical 7mm 175 VLD or Matrix's 7mm 190gr VLD.
1. Looking at Berger 7mm (0.277") target bullets: 168 VLD is .316 G7 and 180 VLD is .337 G7 so the 0.277" 165 VLD can be estimated at .326 G7 (or .636 G1).
2. Another way to get an estimation is to use the same form factor as Matrix's 7mm 190 VLD (0.978) and divide the bullet SD (.307) by this number G7 BC = .307 / 0.978 = 0.313 G7 (or .613 G1).
I'm Canadian so for me Matrix has to be as good as Berger, therefore 165gr VLD BC is .326 G7 (or .636 G1) ;)

One important note, VLD as G7 shaped bullets while standard spitzer are G1 or G8 shaped bullets. You'll get much better calculations if you use G7 bullet model and G7 coefficient to calculate external ballistics.

In any case, run out and get a copy of Brian Litz's (Berger Bullet's ballistician "Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting 2n Edition"

Alex
#25
05-07-2011, 11:18 PM
 Bronze Member Join Date: Sep 2007 Location: Idaho Posts: 92
Re: 270 WSM 165gr VLD load help

Quote:
 Originally Posted by pitbull320 it is a 28" lilja 1-10 65gr of retumbo fed 210 at 2981 with an es of 12 I'm very happy with the results of the matrix bullets and yes I did say a 1-10 and the 165 and 175 shoot 3/4moa groups at 1000yrds I also shoot the 169.5 wildcats and they shoot just a little better

What is your whole set up? I have a Rem. Sendero action with a 26" Douglas barrel 1-10 in 270 win. I'm hoping that I might get close to what your getting at 1k yards.... do you have a link for the 169.5 wildcats? I've been using 140 Accubonds and they have worked well.
#26
05-07-2011, 11:58 PM
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Re: 270 WSM 165gr VLD load help

bigngreen on the 175 I have been using .700 and my drops have been right on out to 1200yrds I haven't had a chance to do much with the 165 but it looks like at 3030fps they will be about .660 but I have only shot the 165 to 1k a few times but hoping now that my bear is out of the way I can do some more test
#27
05-08-2011, 12:12 AM
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Re: 270 WSM 165gr VLD load help

270 sendero it is a win m70 short action with a #4 28" lilja barrel with a pk brake and the full Kirby touch to it.The stock is a thumb hole laminate pillar bedded and that's about it other than it's a shooter just like all my APS rifles
#28
05-08-2011, 10:08 AM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Nov 2008 Location: SW Montana Posts: 5,810
Re: 270 WSM 165gr VLD load help

Quote:
 Originally Posted by pitbull320 bigngreen on the 175 I have been using .700 and my drops have been right on out to 1200yrds I haven't had a chance to do much with the 165 but it looks like at 3030fps they will be about .660 but I have only shot the 165 to 1k a few times but hoping now that my bear is out of the way I can do some more test
That's about what I was thinking, I've shot the 165's out to 1435 yrds and I was minute of rock with .650. When my barrel gets back I'll have to drag out my large wood frame and cardboard to get it any closer.
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