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Old 08-22-2012, 04:12 AM
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Re: 270 WSM Elk Load?

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My most accurate load so far is 140 Accubonds and IMR-4350, but I do not get over 3100 ft/sec with 60.5 grain.
This load is also sub min. in my 270wsm browning and my boys 270 wsm savage. True it's not super fast but boy it sure does drop mule deer like wet rag.
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A 140 Accubond under a stiff load of Retumbo has dumped a few elk for me, I had a Savage with a 1-11 and shoot a lot of the 140 Accubond and 140 Berger. The 150's shot very well also, I moved to a faster twist once the factory barrel was shot out and now shoot the 165 Matrix which ruins an elks will to live


How does the 165 perform on game? Any loads that work well with the bullet? What twist do you need for those. I have heard a little but not much about the matrix bullet but have not heard any testimonies about game performance.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:48 PM
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Magpro is an AWESOME powder in the 270WSM.
I completely agree with this statement. I have had very good results with Magpro. My browning m-1000 eclipse loves magpro, barnes tsx combo.


barnes 130gr tsx, 75gr. magpro, norma brass and wlrm primers. 3500fps!!!!




Hornady 140gr stt, 69.5gr magpro, fed brass and wlrm primers. have not chronoed yet.



If anyone decides to try my loads please start way low
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Re: 270 WSM Elk Load?

I personally load 140Accubonds over RL-19.
The 160Partitions are intriguing also.
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Re: 270 WSM Elk Load?

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How does the 165 perform on game? Any loads that work well with the bullet? What twist do you need for those. I have heard a little but not much about the matrix bullet but have not heard any testimonies about game performance.
They perform much like a Berger only with more bullet, in close they do open up and drop weight but they have so much bullet it will destroy the shoulders and spine of even a large bull elk and at long range they blow a 2-3in inch hole through and through even though the heaviest elk. Deer they just blow through with a very consistent 3in wound channel. Meat damage is low just like a Berger but a little more than a solid copper bullet.
I know I can stabilize the 165 and 175 Matrix till 1900 yards with a 1-10 twist at 5300 ft elevation and higher. You may need a 1-9 if your low or want to shoot the 175.
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Re: 270 WSM Elk Load?

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I personally load 140Accubonds over RL-19.
The 160Partitions are intriguing also.

I happen to have a couple 100 of the 160 PT's. Looking at QL, I think they would be pretty danged awesome in the 270WSM. Seems like mid 3000's should be entirely possible and man, the BC on them is plenty to get out to 500 or so. Plus, they would dig pretty deep when they hit. I am not sure much would be gained over the 150 PT, but it would be fun to try them.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:52 AM
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They perform much like a Berger only with more bullet, in close they do open up and drop weight but they have so much bullet it will destroy the shoulders and spine of even a large bull elk and at long range they blow a 2-3in inch hole through and through even though the heaviest elk. Deer they just blow through with a very consistent 3in wound channel. Meat damage is low just like a Berger but a little more than a solid copper bullet.
I know I can stabilize the 165 and 175 Matrix till 1900 yards with a 1-10 twist at 5300 ft elevation and higher. You may need a 1-9 if your low or want to shoot the 175.
Have any load data for the 165's what kind of speeds are you getting out of them?
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