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270 wsm bergers

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Unread 03-15-2013, 03:10 PM
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Re: 270 wsm bergers

bellow is some data I found online
65wsm - I had R19 which is why I started with that Powder. I also have IMR4350 but that looks to be faster burning. Powder is hard to come by right now.

the start velocities below were with a 24" barrel.

I was hoping to get a 150gr bullet up around 3150fps accurately.





270 WSM Start Load Approximate Start Velocity Max Load

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Bullet-----Powder---------Start load-Velocity--Max Load--Ratio

150 Grain--H4831 SC-------57.5-------2728------64.0------96.7%

150 Grain--NORMA 204------56.0-------2856------59.0------90.1%

150 Grain--RE-19----------56.0-------2827------60.0------94.6%

150 Grain--AA 3100--------57.0-------2726------62.2------97.0%

150 Grain--H1000----------61.0-------2757------66.5------100.8%

150 Grain--IMR 7828 SSC---56.5-------2756------62.9------95.5%

150 Grain--Ramshot Magnum-61.0-------2722------67.9------98.9%

150 Grain--VIHT N160------54.5-------2658------60.8------95.0%

150 Grain--WW WXR---------57.5-------2796------62.4------94.8%

150 Grain--AA MAGPRO------59.5-------2752------66.0------97.2%

150 Grain--IMR 4350-------51.5-------2780------57.5------90.7%

150 Grain--RETUMBO--------63.0-------2707------70.0------104.4%
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    Unread 03-15-2013, 03:18 PM
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    Re: 270 wsm bergers

    Well that settles it then as soon as I get back home I'm going shopping,

    I like the idea of not needing a packed lunch while I dial the scope in because it does shoot very flat and I have always wanted a .270 and these newer chamber SWM's seem to be the way to go,

    Thanks again for you're help here thats very decent of you,

    John
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    Unread 03-15-2013, 03:38 PM
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    Re: 270 wsm bergers

    Thankyou LightFlight for all that info, Thats so hours you've put in there

    Also what was the best FPS that was the most stable and what grouped the best,

    Thanks again, John
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    Unread 03-15-2013, 03:42 PM
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    Re: 270 wsm bergers

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mildot1960 View Post
    Thankyou LightFlight for all that info, Thats so hours you've put in there

    Also what was the best FPS that was the most stable and what grouped the best,

    Thanks again, John
    This was load data from berger I found online. Velocities are at start loads.
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    Unread 03-15-2013, 03:56 PM
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    Re: 270 wsm bergers

    Well im sure glad you knew where to look and took the time

    many thanks John
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    Unread 03-15-2013, 06:10 PM
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    Re: 270 wsm bergers

    The 140 Berger is the most bullet that my barrel will stabilize. I have shot 150 Ballistic tips that have the same BC as the 140 Accubond. I have not found a way to make them go fast. I have several 200 yard groups inside an inch with MagPro and the components listed and one 300 yard 4 shot group under an inch and that will do for long range hunting. I stopped shooting the group after 4 shots at 300 because the rangemaster, who was spotting for me, said he could only see two holes. It turned out there were two doubles.

    Why is velocity bad? I like Roy Weatherby. He built a good .270 cartridge and I have experience handloading that one as well.
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    Unread 03-15-2013, 07:06 PM
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    Re: 270 wsm bergers

    Thats A strange one to me because I would of thought that the 150s would buckk the wind a little better,

    Winchester claim with a 130gr @ 3275fps and 3,096 ft lbs of muzzle Energy so maybe the 140s are the best alrounder because the 130s are a bit too Hot on their exit speed, and what you have done is found the most stable of the bunch,

    Here's the link for their chart on the WSM Serie's Rifle's

    WSM Ballistics - Winchester Repeating Arms Article

    Thanks again, john
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