.270 162 grain lead free bullets

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Hey All,

I recently saw there's a new factory load for the 6.8 western with 162 grn lead free bullets. Any sense of who the manufacturer might be?

I'm thinking of trying them out in my .270, I'm hoping even with a slower twist rate between living at altitude and with 150s shooting fine that these will be stable and give me a bit more oomph for elk.

Any thoughts?

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Hey All,

I recently saw there's a new factory load for the 6.8 western with 162 grn lead free bullets. Any sense of who the manufacturer might be?

I'm thinking of trying them out in my .270
, I'm hoping even with a slower twist rate between living at altitude and with 150s shooting fine that these will be stable and give me a bit more oomph for elk.

Any thoughts?

Cheers
Welcome to LRH and enjoy it!

I am not sure which one you are referring to, but Winchester has their version >>> https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1023610027/

I do not want to misconstrue your post but are you saying you want to try 6.8 Western factory ammo in your .270 Win?
 
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I had 6 cups of coffee since 0330. As I said, I did not want to misconstrue the OP's post and thus the clarification. :cool:

It is available in .270 Win 130g >>> https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1019732477?pid=752594 but are limited production run.
Haha I appreciate the clarifying question. I am NOT intending to try and jam a 6.8 in to my .270 win chamber!

I'm just looking for the bullets on their own to tinker with in handloads. I've got plenty of 130-150 grain bullets and loads developed, and was just wondering who might be manufacturing the 162s. I was guessing that maybe it's a Hornady Cx with that red tip but haven't seen anything on their webpage.
 
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I had 6 cups of coffee since 0330. As I said, I did not want to misconstrue the OP's post and thus the clarification. :cool:
Ed, if I had 6 cups of coffee: 1 - would need depends, 2 - will be up for a week, 3- wife would put me out of house for a week, 4- could not literally hit broadside of barn at 25 yds, 5 could not hold cup without spilling it!
 
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Hey back !,just a suggestion. Look at noslers 160 grain semi/spritzer Partition, maybe you didn’t know they make them , back to our scheduled program,giggle giggle,Cheers ☺️
The 160 Part shot pretty good out of my .270WIN but I also had long COAL magazine so they wouldn't suck up too much case capacity.
 
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The 160 Part shot pretty good out of my .270WIN but I also had long COAL magazine so they wouldn't suck up too much case capacity.
Thanks for the suggestion, I'm mostly looking for a lead free round for hunting. I have a longer magazine as well which is part of why I'm so interested. Cheers
 
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What is your twist since lead free typically require 1:8. The Hammer 156 requires 1:8 and the 168 is 1:7 and even then I was told the 156 was way more stable. The faster twist will greatly help even the Barnes, Cutting Edge (pricey!), Hammers, Badlands Precision, Maker Bullets
 
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Even if your rifle will stabilize the heavy mono bullets enough to be accurate the terminal performance will be compromised for sure but like anything else you wont know anything for sure till you try it. I hope you find what you are looking for and it meets and exceeds your needs
 
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