Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting
WOW, loved the article!!!
I picked up my 270 when stationed in Bremerton. it was at Wally World...seems they had a Weatherby MKV on the shelf...nine lug mag action to boot...all chambered in 270 WIN.
bought it on the spot. That was 1995.
It is a very good shooter...runs 130 gr nosler BTs well, shoots under 1 inch @ 100...but as it's a sporter, the group grows after about 9 shots.
Cold Bore shots are right on at 200.
But I have always wondered how well it would work at 500-650 yards...finally found a place to run that far. low and behold, it can punch paper at that distance...but with the 130s, not much snort left.
I read this article, and I was hooked...a 270 Win with 165 gr VLD...and good terminal performance past 500 yards??? WOO HOO!!!
Also wanted to condence the ammunition supply...I have a 6.8 SPC also..cant shoot the longer bullets (wont fit in the mag) but, a 115 GR would make a decent varmit bullet for a 270WIN....Been running a OA243WSSM to 500 on paper for a bit..so going to sell that rig to fund the 270 build.
Hmmm a plan was forming...use the 6.8SPC for everything under 200 yards...and use the 270 Win for everything from 150 yards to....??? (going to slap a Nightforce 3.5-14x50 F1 on it)
Ran the ballistics of a 165 Gr, 0.65 BC Bullet @ 2850 FPS...and I was very suprised at what came out...could easily punch paper at 1300...
The project was set...
Sent her off to Benchmark...(it's up there right now) for a refit with a 27" 1-9 twist varmit contour barrel with brake.
Hope to get it back in time for Deer season...