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First Time Reloading 270

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Old 12-01-2009, 07:33 AM
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First Time Reloading 270

Morning guys, As u can tell Im new here, so I'll through out this question. I just bought a savage 270 and reloaded some brass. I reloaded 130 grn hornady sp, started at 52 grns of h4831. I loaded from 52 to 56 grns (3 rounds per load). At100 yds will I be able to tell much? I would like to pick the best grouping then work around that to hone it in. I will be using this for a antelope hunt, hopefully this fall. So what do u guys think, heading down the right path????

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Old 12-01-2009, 10:20 AM
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Re: First Time Reloading 270

sounds good to me.IMR 4831 worked good for me when I had a 270.if I remember I used 54 to 56 grains of it.but really cannot remember.the 130 grain weight was all so the weight of choice for me.but I used a NBT.just don't take my load info because Hogden and Imr are a little different in burn rate.so go shoot and see waht happens.then tell us the story. John
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:46 AM
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Re: First Time Reloading 270


My Hornady manual shows a starting load of 52.3 gr of H4831 and max of 62 gr with 130 grain bullets so I think you are pretty well on the right road. You may even have a little more on the top end available, but as always, start low and go slow and watch for pressure signs.

As far as distance, 100 will work, I like 2-300 even more once I start to get in the general ballpark of my load as your differences are more evident than at 100. However, there has been a lot of load development done at 100 if that is all you have available to you.

Good Luck and Be safe! Let us know how it goes.

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Old 12-01-2009, 03:04 PM
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Re: First Time Reloading 270

Welcome MC,

You might check out RL17. It seems to do well in the .06 case and varients. Alliant recommends 54 gr as max with a Speer 130 BTSP. Ive found their data to be a little on the conservative side, but of course start low and work up.

Once you're on paper, I would recommend going to at least 200 yds and 300 would be better for load accuracy development. It's really hard to tell what's going on at 100.


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Old 12-01-2009, 04:02 PM
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Re: First Time Reloading 270

My standard load for a 270 Win with a 130 gr bullet that has shot the tightest in a bunch of rifles is 60 grs H-4831. Play with the seating depth but normaly 10 thousands off the lands has worked great for me. I use Sierra and Nosler ballistic tips mostly. They hammer deer so they should do a number on a goat.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:06 PM
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Re: First Time Reloading 270

Thank you to all who responded. I have begun "breakin in" the barrel and can't wait to start my load data to group her in tight. I have also been doing this with my .223 and for some reason the 223 doesn't kick as much as the new 270. lol.... Yhanks again forall that replied, especially thhose that wrote in their load data..

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Old 12-04-2009, 05:00 PM
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Re: First Time Reloading 270

55.0grs of IMR-4350 shoots real tight with 130gr Hornady SP out of my 270.
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