270 Winchester loads with Berger 150gr hunting VLD

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  1. kstrick

    kstrick Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone worked up any loads for .270 Win using Berger 150 gr VLD's?
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    Kengun)
     
  2. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Ken,

    I'd recommend trying H4831 with the 150s, but there's a good range of powder today that'll suit the bill quite nicely here. H1000, Vihtavuori N160 or N165 or Reloder 19 would also be good choices, an dwell worth a try. Drop Berger a line and they'll email you their tables for the 270 Win, including (of course) the 150 grain VLD.

    Good shooting,

    Kevin Thomas
     

  3. kstrick

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    I have loaded some 140s with RL22. Got good groups. I was surprised to see on the sheet I got from Berger that RL22 wasn't on the list for 150 hujnting vlds.
    Is there that much difference in 140s and 150s???
    Ken
     
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    I have loaded some 140s with RL22. Got good groups. I was surprised to see on the sheet I got from Berger that RL22 wasn't on the list for 150 hujnting vlds.
    Is there that much difference in RL19 and RL22??
    Ken
     
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    Ken,

    The RL-22 is a slower powder, but there will be some ovralp in applications. The 22 in this case would probably be quite usable, but may not have given as good of results as did the RL-19 whicvh was listed. Nature of the beast in doing reloading manuals; balancing time, resources and page space to those choices you think will best serve the greatest number of readers. Could have been nothing more complicated than that, or, they it may be that they just hadn't gotten to trsting the RL-22 just yet with this particular combination.

    Kevin
     
  6. jmason

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    I'm going to complete my testing later this week but in my 26" barrel I'm using 57 gr of H4831SC in a rem case w/ GM210M primers. I don't have my notes handy but I think velocity was somewhere around 2850-2950. I had a single digit ES for 9 rounds. Going to confirm though.......your mileage may vary:)

    I think "DerekM" has a load with IMR4350 that's about the same speed.
     
  7. remingtonman_25_06

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    I haven't tried the 150g vld, but I did use sierras 150g sbt in my .270.

    I had the best results with RL-22 and H4831, both velocity and accuracy wise. Both were loaded at 57.5g and the RL-22 load would do 2950fps from the 22" bbl, the H4831 would do 2900fps. Both were 1/2-3/4 MOA shooters. Both would easily wack my 15" gong at 800 yards with regularity.

    I tried H-1000 and ran out of case capacity trying to get the velocity I wanted, but was getting single digit ES's.
     
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    I did complete the load this week it's 56.7 Gr of H4831SC, rem brass, and GM210M primers. I have an ES of 14 an SD of 4 and an average MV of 2888fps for 10 shots. My ES went up a bit from last time but I can live with this. Seems very, very accurate.
     
  9. royinidaho

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    If you're lucky enough to be able to seat the base of the bullet, boat tail or flat base, no deeper than the base of the neck, you may wish to try 7828ssc. The ssc is much smaller than the RL-22 thus a bit more bang for the buck.

    You can't get enough 4831 in the Winny case to cut the mustard. 60 gr of 4831 was a pretty severely compressed load in my rifle and resulted in well under the magic 3000 fps w/the 140s. 4831ssc may be a bit of an improvement.

    Nearly 59 gr of RL-22 produces just under 3200 out of a 27" Lilja. Which seems like enough for a 270 winny.

    With the 150 I'd really be interested in what 7828ssc would really do.gun)
     
  10. kstrick

    kstrick Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the good info guys.
    This is a great forum!
    Thanks
    Ken :D
     
  11. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Dang Roy my factory tube just won't put up with the loads your Lilja will.