270 winchester

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ronnie1972, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. ronnie1972

    ronnie1972 Active Member

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    just looking for recommendations on bullet and powder choices for the 270 with 24" barrel will be used for whitetail and javelina 400yards maximum
    i was thinking accubond 130 or 140
    or berger 130 or 140 vld
    any suggestion i would consider
    thanks
     
  2. sodak

    sodak Member

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    Mine likes IMR4831 and Barnes TSX. I'm using a max charge but accuracy is usually around 0.6 to 0.7in. Works well on antelope.
     

  3. 1984nitro

    1984nitro Well-Known Member

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    130 gr bullets in the 270 win is very hard to beat especially when you max is 400 yards. IMR and hodgdon 4831 are the go to powder for it too. As for berger or ab I have used the berger with great accuracy not sure on the ab because I haven't used them.
     
  4. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    With those two choices what ever shoots better, I've shot a bunch of stuff with the 140's in both out of my WSM and my buddy shoots them out of his Wins and nothing puts up much of an argument. I think 400yrds is a bit limiting though, you can use them much farther in you we're inclined to. 7828 is our go to powder in the Wins.
     
  5. CogburnR

    CogburnR Well-Known Member

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    I load the Sierra 140gHPBT and 54.5g Imr4831 for my Buddies that hunt with a 270. That was my favorite load when I used a 270. It is currently over the book load tho' and they may have changed IMR4831 a little... max listed is 54g. I have books that show hotter than that but things change.
     
  6. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I have fooled with the 270 win for a number of years and have come to these conclusions.
    Work up to this load because it is max but it used to be the load that was listed on the Hodgdon H4831 bottle. 60 grs H4831, Rem case (match prepared) CCI-BR2 primer, Sierra 130 gr Game King. This is very accurate in about every 270 Win I have ever tried it in. It kills WT deer like lightening struck them.
    I have found that most of the 140 gr cup and core bullets are just a bit tougher bullets than most 130 gr cup and core bullets. I had more deer go a little ways after taking a 140 than with the 130 gr Sierra. Most taken with the 130 Sierra drop in their tracks.
     
  7. ntg

    ntg Well-Known Member

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    RT2506 has a good suggestion.

    Personally I load a 140SST with about 56gr of H4831 (it's been a while since I made a batch and I don't have my notes with me). This is what I use for mulies.

    I think that there is no need/added cost isn't justified for vld if you're shooting within 400yrds personally.

    No matter what you end up doing, the 270 will take care of the two game you listed w/out a problem.
     
  8. Jinx-)

    Jinx-) Well-Known Member

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    I been loading my 270 win with 130 gr SGK and 57 gr of RL-22, also 55 gr of RL-17 and it worked great!!! I did get good results using 150 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip and 52 gr of RL-17...
     
  9. ronnie1972

    ronnie1972 Active Member

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    thanks for the comments and load info.
    this gun will be used for culling many deer in mexico,and javelinas from the ranch. i will use my 6.5wby for my primary go to gun. but to shoot and help manage the ranch i will mainly be using the 270 so the barrel will last alot longer in the 6.5wby
     
  10. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I got most of my experience finding out what calibers and bullets work best on WT deer doing much the same thing in NC on a big farm for control purposes. My buddy did it for 25 years and I helped for 15 of those years. We took 100 deer a year. You don't need the high price bonded, match, VLD etc. bullets. I would start with the 130 gr Sierra and you will probably find that you don't need or want to try anything else.
     
  11. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Here's a load that works well for my rifle...

    130gr Berger
    57.0gr H4831sc
    Win Brass
    Fed 210M
    3150 fps

    start low and work up
    59.8gr was max for me

    Good luck
    Richard