Light 270 rounds

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by mrb1982, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. mrb1982

    mrb1982 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    674
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Anybody shooting some of the lighter 270win bullets, I'm talking the 90-110 range. Kinda want to piddle around with some for a kinda varmint load or something. I am figuring if I could get 3200fps for a 110gr or maybe 3350-3400 with a 90gr, that would be a pretty cool varmint/tinkering gun. It would be a good way for me to have a gun to tinker with on a budget I guess. If you have any experience, velocities, powders, or pointers let me know. Thanks.
     
  2. RUMBALL

    RUMBALL Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2012
    posted twice
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012

  3. RUMBALL

    RUMBALL Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2012
    Hi mrb
    I shoot 90gr hp sierras out of my tikka t3 270 they are very accurate under 1/4 inch at 100yrd my load is 60gr AR2209 your equivalent H4350.
    I couldnt load at sammi of 3.200 as I was on the lands at 3.180 so I set my oal at 3.170.
    I also used 110 vmax with a mild load of 54.5gr of AR2209 for groups under 1/2 inch at 100yrd never did anymore testing with them since I used the sierras.
    With the 90gr sierra load start a grain or two less just to be safe Im sure 62gr is a compressed load.
    Hope that helps.
    Cheers
    Rumball
     
  4. RUMBALL

    RUMBALL Member

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2012
    Just a note mrb those loads are with winchester brass and fed 210 LR primers.
    Cheers.
    Rumball.
     
  5. 13red56

    13red56 Active Member

    Messages:
    37
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    I'm shooting Fed Brass CCI 200 primer with 60gr of IMR 4350 under a Speer 100gr HP (this is compressed so start lower) my OAL is 3.150. I'm getting 3450 fps out of a 22" barrel. This is a safe load in my gun but may not be in yours.
     
  6. mrb1982

    mrb1982 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    674
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Cool. Thanks for the info guys. I am a fan of shooting the 130gr bullets for normal hunting purposes, but am kinda intrigued but some of these lighter loads for splattering varmints. Plus, for just shoot nothing larger than a deer, 100 or 110 gr wouldn't be much different than using a 243 as far as bullet/velocity go so that could be kinda fun. Who knows. hahaha Any other input is appreciated.
     
  7. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Messages:
    8,853
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    My goto varmint/predator load is 54.5 gr 4895 and the Sierra 90gr HP. MV = 3400. Great to 420 yds then the chute opens.
     
  8. moosekiller99

    moosekiller99 Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    I like the 90 grain Sierra over 54.0 grains of Reloader 15. Never clocked the speed but it's about 5/8 inch at 100yds and still tight at 200yds. Same bullet with IMR 4350 gives the same accuracy. Got that load from an Ed Matunas article many, many years ago.
     
  9. percy351

    percy351 New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    I have used Speer 100 gr HP with 57 to 58 gr of AR2209, Winchester primer in a Ruger M77 22" to get 1/2" group @ 100 yds - velocity est 3200 fps. These have worked well on goats out to 300 yds
    I also use 130 gr Sierra spitzer with 51.5 - 52.0 gr AR2209, vel est 2800 fps to get 3/4" group @ 100 yds also good for goats out to 300 yds
    I generally like to keep the charge lower when out in the field as I have had instances of high pressure shooting on 40 C degree days with ammo left in the sun, I also like to take note on how many times I reload the brass and toss after 5 reloads.
     
  10. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,280
    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Dang, finally found the target 1/2 ream of paper deep in my targets. Last March I tried the 110 sierra and found 60 rl22 to be very accurate in my rifle with a rem 9 1/2 primer under it. .6" 3 shot group out of my marlin xl7 270. I haven't shot it in my tikka yet, as I've been playing with a couple of other bullets I got a deal on that were fussy. 54 grains h4350 was also good at .75" at 100 with the 110 sierra and the rem 9 1/2 primer.