169.5 .277 1-10 twist?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by emmagator, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

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    I would like to shoot the 169.5 wildcats but I have a factory 1-10 twist. Will this bullets stabilize at longer ranges? I shoot Tikka T3 270wsm.
     
  2. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can and should get around 2850 fps. The owner of wildcat shoots a factory tikka 270 wsm
     

  3. WildcatB

    WildcatB Well-Known Member

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    They shoot well in my 1:10 twist Tikka 270 but I'd rather have an 8 just so I can shoot the 195's in it too. But that's what the 270 Allen Magnum is for. :)
     
  4. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    Are the 169.5's going to be available anytime soon from Wildcat????
     
  5. Nieko

    Nieko Well-Known Member

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    I'm also interested in the 169.5's and the 200 gr (7mm's) whats the status.
    Availability ?
     
  6. CogburnR

    CogburnR Well-Known Member

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    I bought some 165's from Matrix Ballistics so I hope they shoot in mine. I just got them today so I won't know for a bit if they shoot well or not in my 1:10 twist rifles.

    Hopefully they do. The ballistics are looking pretty interesting on paper. .738 static BC?
     
  7. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    I've read a bit about the Matrix bullets and their BC's seem a little optomistic but a bullet that is available with and optomistic BC is better than one that is not available at all.
     
  8. WildcatB

    WildcatB Well-Known Member

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    I'd be making a batch of the 270 169.5's right now but the last run of 200gr 7mm's weights were off so I'm starting over with those.

    You can order these off-weight bullets for %30 off if you want. They are sorted into various weights +/- .2 grains and shoot really well in my 7mm AM.

    You can order them here: wildcatbullets.myshopify.com/products/7mm-200gr-uld-rbbt-off-weight-100-count

    If you want to get in line for the next batch of 7mm 200gr. or 270 169.5's go here:
    https://wildcatbullets.myshopify.com/collections/all

    I'll be adding photos, info and finishing up the website once I get caught up with the 7mm orders.

    Sorry I can't get them out faster.
     
  9. marshal

    marshal Well-Known Member

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  10. Nieko

    Nieko Well-Known Member

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    Marshal,
    I just recieved some 168 and 190 Matrix VLD's for my 7. The bullets look great and service was fast, Thanks. I have a question about meplat diameter-could these be pionted with a widden die to pick up maybe another 8% B.C. ? the meplat is quite a bit larger than a berger VLD which is said to gain 2%.
     
  11. marshal

    marshal Well-Known Member

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    Yes, re-pointing works very well. Thansk, Marshal
     
  12. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    marshall,

    Great to see you chiming in here. I appreciate the straigh forward response you sent in reply to my email.

    CBF? Don't capish the acronym but take it for granted that it isn't good.:D

    And me with an 8 twist - 3 groove bore shooting 170 class bullets @ 3300.:rolleyes:
     
  13. marshal

    marshal Well-Known Member

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    I would be very happy to be wrong about that. the good thing is barrel life will be short.
    I'm shooting the 175s in an 8 twist 270wsm, accuracy is good, but the barrel picks up allot of copper (2900 fps) so I'm thinking 3300 fps might pick up "all" the copper.
     
  14. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    You just can't catch a break Roy! Things are looking up for us 270 guys:D I think I'd better get another barrel on the way cause I see some serious barrel burning in my future gun)