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Where did my .270 win go wrong

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Unread 11-01-2011, 10:11 PM
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Re: Where did my .270 win go wrong

I agree with royinidaho. The SST's are accurate but not as good a game bullet as spire points. I have had really great results from the Sierra BT's in all the different weights.
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Unread 11-01-2011, 10:38 PM
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Re: Where did my .270 win go wrong

My ranges where I am hunting now(here in Central Ga) are about the same as yours. I haven't had the ability to reload and shoot a 30-06 for most of my deer hunting. I picked up a box of the reasonably priced($21.99) Winchester PowerMax Bonded 150-gr. So far, I am impressed. Shot a 145# doe at 65-yds and hit broadside through the Rt shoulder and exited just behind the lft shoulder. Perfectly straight-line penetration. The exit was the size of a quarter. Upon field dressing the deer, all the lungs and heart ventricles were destroyed. The bullet did what they said that it would. It expanded really quick(hydrostatic shock) and the bullet held together by all indications(no fragmentation found). Deer went 10-yds and there was good blood for those 10-yds.

I was told by a friend, that has been using these for 2-yrs in a .270 Win. He generally uses the 150-gr for his deer hunting. He has been using the 130's in the PowerMax Bonded and has yet to recover a bullet. All but one out of 10-deer, have been dead right there. The 1 that ran only went 15-yds with good blood on the ground.

Accuracy has been really suprising at just under an inch @ 100-yds. I shot mine at 200-yds and had an inch group. For $21.99, I cannot ask for better.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 08:56 PM
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Re: Where did my .270 win go wrong

Im glad to see some people are having good luck with that SST round. My Sendero in 300 win mag and BDL in 300 win mag cant group worth a darn with those things! Funny thing is both those rifles do best with the Federal Fusions or any other 180 grain bullet that travels less than 3000 fps. I was a little dissapointed because that SST sure shows impressive numbers, I just cant get them to work on paper. If your rifle likes that round I would stick with it and just call your incident a freak accident.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 05:16 PM
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Re: Where did my .270 win go wrong

I'm not a big fan of SST's on deer. I would much rather have a 130 gr Hornady interlock bullet. But for accuracy my gun shoots Nosler Accubonds very well and they are a very tough bullet.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 08:53 AM
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Re: Where did my .270 win go wrong

I to have not had great luck with the SST. Shot a 160" whitetail last year from a tree stand, at 30 yards. No hair or blood, and he ran 150 yds. Had all 8 guys in my hunting crew help me find him. While field dressing him I noticed there was no exit hole but I could not find the bullet. I had been shooting the 154 gr SST in my 7mm mag. I have however had good luck with them in 117 gr in my 25-06 AI. This year I switched to Berger and I'll see if they are any good.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 03:17 PM
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Re: Where did my .270 win go wrong

Beeman I had that exact experience twice. No blood on exit hole. We found both deer but it was after a real had search. I will never use again. There are alot better bullets out there. I cringe when I hear people say they use Ballistic tips or SST's. Not me I hunt a variety of woods swamp farmland and river bottoms. I have to have a bullet that will leave a exit hole with a blood trail.
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