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First Time Reloading 270

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Old 12-04-2009, 05:29 PM
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Re: First Time Reloading 270

Really hard to tell what is going on at 100. If you have a range that you can shoot i think 300 is good (or even further). Since you already have the cartridges loaded up the same where hopefully the only variable is powder charge (and your ability), you could do a short ladder test but you need the longer distance for this test. There are several REALLY good articles on this site helping you know what works to "tune in" loads for any cartridge.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:58 AM
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Re: First Time Reloading 270

Chris, Not knowing the details of your rifle, factory bolt action, custom barrel, and etc makes it a little more challenging to offer advise.

I have owned two 270 Win's in my time. I reloaded for both. I have excellent results using the Sierra 130gr SBT Gameking bullet myself. But these days, I think the newer plastic tip bullets might be a better choice. If you can get the Nolser Accubond to shoot, that may be a good choice.

I used IMR4350 in my M700BDL (22" bbl) and that rifle shot very well. It was shooting 3025 fps and 3/4 moa.

In my Tikka T3 Lite (22" bbl) I got on the band wagon and I am using H4831SC. I had to stop at 59.4 grs of powder, RP Brass, CCI200, 130gr SPBT. This rifle shoots 2930 fps and 1/2 moa. This is a max load for this rifle and that is where I had to stop.

Some guys are getting over 3100 fps - I have never been able to push any of my factory 270 with a factory barrel up there. the alias you chose indicates you understand the need to stop at the group minimas versus stopping just prior to the primers falling out of the brass.

A lot of guys are having excellent results with RL-22. Don't overlook that powder.

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Old 12-13-2009, 02:02 AM
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Re: First Time Reloading 270

Oh yes, that old M700 of mine, when sited in 3" high at 100 yds for the 130gr load, it would shoot a 160gr Nosler PT Semi-Spitzer axactly 1" hi and 1" to the left. This is my dark timber elk load.

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Old 12-13-2009, 12:10 PM
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Re: First Time Reloading 270

I use IMR4831, 54.5grains, bullet Hornady 130grain SST, and Sierra ProHunter 130grain. It has worked very well for me so far. But every rifle shoots different that is why you need to look for the perfect load for yours. Adding a chronograph to your process and being able to know what velocities are you getting will also help decide what load is best for you.
How far away are you planing to shoot with it? and what scope did you buy for that rifle?
Anyway, good luck, and have fun with it.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:39 PM
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Re: First Time Reloading 270

Using RE-19, RE-22 and RE-15 I developed very stable loads in combination with 130 gr SGK and 140 SGK, say using 46 grains of RL-15 and seating 130 gr SGK to 3.31 OAL produced 0.65" 5 shot group at 100 yards, or 53.5 gr of RE-19 and 130 gr SGK seated at 3.22 OAL 0.49" 5 shot group and 56.7 gr of RL-22 and 130 gr SGK seated at 3.30" produced 0.54" group, with 55.2 gr of RE-22 and 140 gr SGK the result was 0.54" group., good luck ;-)

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Old 12-30-2009, 11:56 PM
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Re: First Time Reloading 270

IMR 4831 and 130 hornady SST proved to be the best combo in my Win Mod 70. 3150fps and .5 groups.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:23 AM
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Re: First Time Reloading 270

Originally Posted by MCSniper1962 View Post
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????

Thanks Chris
Where did you get your load data from??
I have the minimum load for 130gr proj as 56gr minimum & 60gr as maximum(compressed).
My go to load for my Rem SPS .270 Varmint is - 130gr Hornady SST, 57gr H4831 seated 15thou off the lands.
I have also used W760 & H4350 but the H4831 worked best!!

Hope that helps.
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