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Light powder charge for .270

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Unread 08-11-2007, 11:11 PM
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Light powder charge


Have you tried the Managed Recoil ammo from Remingtion ?

They use a 115 gr bullet at standard 270 velocities reducing
recoil with out sacrificing performance.

I have a neighbor that uses it in a 7/08 for his 9 year old son
and has killed several dear with it around 100 yrds.

Havent tried it my self but it sounds like an alternative to reduced
loads with poor powder densities.

Just a thought
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Unread 08-15-2007, 09:21 AM
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Blacktail, Here is published data, January 06 Guns and Ammo by Bob Forker.

270 Win
Speer 90gr HP TNT, Ram Shot Tac, Rem 9.5, 35grains@ 2,500fps
Hornady 100gr SP, Hod. H4895, Win LR, 36grains @ 2,400 fps.

The author notes he puts a little Dacron pillow stuffing on the powder charge to keep it in the back of the case.

My experience:
I have read that reducing some powder loads below minimum starting charge can be dangerous. The same article stated that Hodgdon H4895 was a safe powder to reduce below minimum listed charge wieghts.

I have made reduced loads with a few different cartriges by simply using 2/3 of the published data for H4895. I have never used a filler in the case and accuracy was usually 1-2" @ 100 yards. Keep the bullets off the lands with reduced loads. Primmers show no flattening .

Attempt at your own risk.
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Unread 08-16-2007, 08:28 PM
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somewhere on hodgdon's page I read you could take any cartridge that H4895 was suitable for and as long as your charge was 60% of listed max it was safe, I'll try to confirm this
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Unread 08-16-2007, 08:33 PM
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found it, here's the link

Youth Reloading Data, Hodgdon Powder Co., Inc., The Brand That's True, Smokeless powder for reloading, and Pyrodex
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