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.270 Win 110 grain loads?

 
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:53 PM
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.270 Win 110 grain loads?

Hello the fire!
Any shooters out there tried this calibers and bullet weight for coyotes? Finances are limited, so I'm going to try the Encore for one of the 14 sunbathing coyotes I saw 2 days ago.
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Back in the "day" I worked up a load for the 110 gr Sierra in a 26" Douglas barrel - Mauser action rifle in 270 Win.

I got it going very nearly 3400 FPS w/56 to 61 gr of IMR 4350.

I found that recoil was sufficient to miss a significant number of rock chuck shots. This was before bipods.

I went back to the Sierra 90 gr bullets @ 3400 FPS W/54 gr of IMR 4895.

They worked out standing. Many chucks, many yotes.

Was super out to 420 yds which must be where the itty bitty parachute opened and it fell like a rock.

The little 90 gr bullet was a good thing for a one rifle shooter.

Good luck on those napping yotes
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:28 AM
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Barnes advertises 3430 fps with 59 gr of H4350 out of 24" barrel. Sweet...
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GC,
my friend has an Encore in 28 inch flutted factory barrel,his shoots great with speers 90 tnts and imr 4350, we shot this bullet to 625 yards and it was very accurate in his 270 wcf of course.regards jjmp
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Also kinda curious here about 270 with light bullets for varmints. I got this wild idea that I can shoot eveything I hunt with a 270, and altho I have one... I am looking for a lefty one with 24" or 26" bbl. I guess I could use 140 and 150 for moose bear, 130 for elk mule deer lopes, and 110's or less for varmints maybe. Or something like that. I got rifles piled up here at home like cordwood and am thinking of selling off as I am nearing retirement and focussing on one calibre for everything to make my riflelife easier. Wife's still in the 30-06 mode so I'd probably need two 270 rifles.
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Also kinda curious here about 270 with light bullets for varmints. I got this wild idea that I can shoot eveything I hunt with a 270, and altho I have one... I am looking for a lefty one with 24" or 26" bbl. I guess I could use 140 and 150 for moose bear, 130 for elk mule deer lopes, and 110's or less for varmints maybe. Or something like that. I got rifles piled up here at home like cordwood and am thinking of selling off as I am nearing retirement and focussing on one calibre for everything to make my riflelife easier. Wife's still in the 30-06 mode so I'd probably need two 270 rifles.
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Re: .270 Win 110 grain loads?

Hi. Im new here but have posted threads on this topic on a few occations on other forums.

My 2 cents.

Im from NZ. I hunt mainly red deer, which are medium sized deer I guess you could say.

Ive used mainly 130gn Noslers throughout BUT have tried some others. Ive shot a lot of deer btw.

Lately I have discovered the 110gn Barnes TSX. Havent given them a crack on deer yet but cant see any problems.

For what its worth you may be interested in the load I found.

Rifle is a .270WIN Browning LongTrac. Scope Swaro 3-12x50.

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57.5gn H4350. 0.050" off the lands. Thats a 3shot 1.1" group. If I can end up with a 5shot 1.5" group I will be more than happy.

Quite happy with this to start with.

The hotter loads @ 59.0 and 59.5 left extractor marks on the case head. Primers seemed a little too flat for my liking. They shot a bit bigger than this group also.

Case head of the 57.5gn load


I didn't go lower than 57.5gn. That was just a start figure I picked out of thin air. I will work on some between the 57.0 - 58.0gn range in .3gn segments. [ending 57.9gn]. Barnes reloading data suggests 56-59gn of this powder. So Im in the right area.

Considering I have never had any luck with Barnes before I consider this pretty good. Particularity out of a semi auto.

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I tried a few more 3 shot groups either side of the 57.5gn grouping which previously gave me the best group.

I found that there is a small sweet spot with these bullets. Is that a common theme? Lighter loads gave groups up to 4" (0.6gn less than the 57.5gn load).

There was another cluster of loads from 58.5-59.5 that all landed in the same area i.e the center of the groups was common. Group size in total was 1.7" for all 9 shots. That might be the optimum loading (59.0gn?).

For now, I will settle on 57.5gn. Shot another 1.1" group with this load to match the previous round.

FPS=3250fps. (my current fav load using 130gn Nosler BT does 2950,)

I am using a new scope which is taking some getting used to and shooting prone btw. The Swaro scope is nice for hunting but with the reticle in the first plane it doesnt make for an ideal target scope.
Pic of new rig



Ballistics chart of load below. (near enough anyway). My max range would be 300yds.



All that aside, I am happy with the results.It is a semi auto after all.
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