270 Bullet Poll

One bullet for everything, excluding grizz, which would you choose? Why?

  • Berger Classic Hunter

  • Nosler Accubond

  • Mono - Barnes, Hammer, Hornady, Nosler, etc

  • Hornady ELD

  • Other


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mtoutdoorsman

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Pick which ever shoots best in your particular rifle and stick with it.
My first big game rifle was a Ruger 270 Win M77 tang safety purchased in 1976. Topped with a straight 4 power Weaver K4. My handloads are 53 Grains IMR 4350 and Speer 150 grain Speer Grand Slam bullets. To this day as long as I do my part at the range it will shoot just under an inch.
I have killed around 60 antelope, about 130 deer, 16 elk and one Mountain Goat with it. Only one was over 400 yards.
The stock and scope look well used. You might say it has character. It still works great for me every fall.
You don’t always need the super magnum to kill animals.
It takes a good hunter to take an animal at close range.
A good shooter can hit one at long range.
There is a difference.
 

Priley

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With spring on the horizon here, I'm getting antsy and thought a fun poll might liven things up for me as I wait for the snow to melt so I can start shooting rocks in the hills again.
I've always been a fan of the 270. My Great Uncle, who was a significant influence on me growing up, owned two hunting rifles: a Remington 722 chambered in 257 Roberts and his "Big Gun", a Remington 721 chambered in 270 Winchester. He's hunted all over the west with those two rifles and grew up hunting elk in the Blues of Southwestern Washington with his 257, prior to stepping up to what he still considers his "big" 270. That 270 was recommended to him by Mr. Jack O'Connor himself at the local gun store he frequented as a teenager. So to say my view of this cartridge has been tainted from an early age may be an understatement. Even though I continually flirt with all things magnum, I seem to always be drawn back to the super vanilla, plain old 270 WCF.
On to the fun part...
With components currently so rare, let's assume you can choose one, or maybe two, different bullets to hunt the lower 48 with. I'm not including bullet weights, because obviously twist rates dictate what works in each rifle. If you choose something heavy, I'll assume you have a faster than typical twist.
I'm not sure which I'd choose as a do it all nut am curious if anyone thinks there is such a wonder bullet for this round.
I just got my 1st .270 win. because I always wanted one. It's a Bergara Ridge 1:10 twist 24" #5 barrel. I worked up a load for the 150 gr Berger VLD getting 3005 fps and .55 groups at 100 yards. Going to start pushing that bullet to 1000 yards to see how she does. Should be a great deer and elk gun. I sure like the light recoil and the accuracy of this round. I'll do more testing and get the results out later this spring..
 

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I just got my 1st .270 win. because I always wanted one. It's a Bergara Ridge 1:10 twist 24" #5 barrel. I worked up a load for the 150 gr Berger VLD getting 3005 fps and .55 groups at 100 yards. Going to start pushing that bullet to 1000 yards to see how she does. Should be a great deer and elk gun. I sure like the light recoil and the accuracy of this round. I'll do more testing and get the results out later this spring..
Just bought the same rifle, but have a Greyboe Terrain on order from Redhawk. I’m getting pretty excited as this thread continues developing =)
 

wkdwdg66

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I only have 4. Definitely need a couple more.....not joking.
I was spoiled growing up. Grandpa had given his first year model 70 in .270 to my dad when he came home from the Navy in '61 because he had bought a featherweight in .270. Me and dad and my uncle Bill put a couple dozen dear, elk and bear in the freezer with that rifle. When I graduated Basic and AIT in 1985 grandpa gave me his featherweight. Did I mention I was spoiled? I have 2 pre 64 model 70's (sadly not the ones we had in 85) in .270 a savage 110 and a Remington 760. Love my .270's
 

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Hey Harper, you have a photo of a loaded round? Those bands appear to come really far forward on the SH and look like they’d sit quite a ways outside the case mouth.
i don't have access to my stuff right now, but they fit really well in the basic 700 magazine. I can't recall if some bands were still exposed, but I think so. 12 rounds from begin loading to a sub MOA load, and meat on the ground.

In addition to ButterBeans steer there have been posted here a Cape Buffalo, with a 180 .300 magnum of some sort, and a large scrub bull with a 6.5 that I don't recall the details. Both smashed shoulders pretty impressively.

Pretty versatile bullets.
 

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We tested them on everything from chickens to 1800 pound cows with every shot placement you can think of, the result was always the same, Forgeting everything you have been taught about conventional bullets is the key here
Not trying to be a smart *** with this question... do I forget about “required energy” for bullet performance too and just focus on velocity?
Just curious, because I’d typically limit myself to 500 yards with this round to stay around 1300 ft-lbs. What’s your opinion?
 

Muddyboots

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As BB and others have stated, the Hammers perform differently. You will be faster thus more inherent energy. My .270 Win build coming up I plan on using the 156 HH and will not be surprised to see 3100 fps+. Your 1300 ft lbs is about 750 yards with this setup. Even in my .243 a 80 gr HH is clocking over 3600 fps and zero pressure observed. You can naysay these numbers but too many shooters are achieving same results. In my 300 WSM, 166 HH are pushing 3300 with RL17 and 196HH in my 300WM over 3200. All these loads were also averaging 1/2 MOA.

So not to hijack thread, 117HH in my old .270 is at 3300 with 24" brl. I am looking forward to shooting this in a deer reduction hunt this fall.
The .270 long neck is perfect setup for longer heavier BC bullets in a properly throated rig. I have some 160 Partitions I plan to try just for giggles too.
 

ButterBean

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Not trying to be a smart *** with this question... do I forget about “required energy” for bullet performance too and just focus on velocity?
Just curious, because I’d typically limit myself to 500 yards with this round to stay around 1300 ft-lbs. What’s your opinion?
"Energy " is not a static number and IMO folks put way to much faith in what a ballistic app says, As I have already mentioned you need to forget your conventional way of thinking, Impact Velocity is the Trump Card with Hammers
 

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