Off the shelf ammo for .270 win.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by otis332, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. otis332

    otis332 Member

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    I know that with handloading, you can dial in a bullet. Is there off the shelf ammo that is comparable to handloaded ammo? I dont have a budget to shoot all kinds of ammo to see what my gun likes the best, but I need a good place to start.

    I have a .270 win, in a winchester featherlight. I mainly hunt mtn's and shots can go 25 yds to as far as you want. Elk and deer.
     
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  2. pjracer

    pjracer Well-Known Member

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    Regular hornady custom 140 gr btsp loading. if the light mag version shoots good, then use that.
     

  3. RugerM77.270

    RugerM77.270 Well-Known Member

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    x2 I used the regular 140 btsp until I started reloading and they shot great and dropped deer in their tracks.
     
  4. Magnumpeanut

    Magnumpeanut Well-Known Member

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    The Winchester 140 accubands worked great in 2 of my 270s before the days of handloading. Took deer at 400 and 300 yards effectively. Like pulling the rug from under them.
     
  5. EastHunter

    EastHunter Well-Known Member

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    My vote will go for the 150gr nosler partion made by federal. Y shoot realod but the federal work good(sub moa in my rifle). The 150gr should be a minimun if you whant to go elk hunting with it.