.270 good medicine

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  1. CO_Guy

    CO_Guy Well-Known Member

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    We have a team of 270 fans over here. I got my friend into hunting and he settled on a Tikka T3 in 270 and a Leupold VX3. It's such an accurate system, he thinks he's cheating for such a novice. My first new rifle was a Win 70 in 270 and we quickly started making our own history together. I got my wife, a natural born killer, a stainless Ruger in 270 and have cooked up a GMX load that it shoots incredibly. Folks may have seen this pic in other threads. Excellent ballistics all the way around. DSC01568 (2).JPG
     
  2. Heavyiron

    Heavyiron Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I have used the 270 win, for many years. It has been my go-to cartridge, and with proper bullets, it will cleanly kill all hoofed game in north america.
     
  3. Draftmule

    Draftmule Member

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    BUCKYS ~
    If I may ask do you know the twist on your accurate custom Rem 270 wby ?
     
  4. betolatinlu

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  5. betolatinlu

    betolatinlu Member

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    Wow sounds like you have a keeper. I've never tried anything heavier than 130 hrs. I just might try a heavier bullet .As long as I can drive a heavy bullet above 2,700 fps I'm okay with it .
     
  6. imartin

    imartin Well-Known Member

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    If you do a Google search for 270 Win 160 partition, you will find load data out there listing upper 2,800's as top end with the 160. I can pm you my load if you are interested.
     
  7. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    My Dad killed his first and only deer (even though he taught me to hunt 40+ years ago) with my .270Win. The smallest buck anyone in my family has ever killed, but I was so happy to be a part of it.

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  8. Buckys

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    Sure thing ... it is the standard 1:10 twist used in almost all 270win/wsm/wby rifles.

    Someone recently told me that Barrett changed their 270win Fieldcraft to use a 1:9 twist barrel for the 2019 models (they had used 1:10 last year and prior).
     
  9. Buckys

    Buckys Member

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    I should also add a plug for the builder ... Alamo Precision Rifles. Relatively new but clearly building some nice shooting rigs.
     
  10. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    My goto load for years has been 60grn H4831 surplus powder over a 215 with a 130 soild base ballistic tip(close to 25years ago purchase). Recently I started playing with Rl 26. In a 130 sst over a 9 1/2M with federal brass I ran up to 3190 before pressure in Winny brass I was around 3220 before pressure. After sorting out the load in Fed brass the rifle settled at 3141 es 4 sd 1.
    I bought some 140 game changers I ran a ladder with win brass 9 1/2m once fired sorted and neck turned to make concentric about .014 .002 neck tension. Shot well but the velocity wasn't there in the first go round. I ran the sam ladder in fed prepped brass and ran up to 3190 before I had too much pressure. Hmmm I looked at the magneto speed and it looked like the same speed the 130's shot the 140's wanted to be at. Loaded 20 and ran them out to 650. This load is 3140 es of 6 over the 16 shots I took. I run a 200yd zero in my hunting rifles because most shots are inside of that. Works out to 1.75 high at 100. I had a .1 of left wind dialed in I forgot about when I shot this at 100yds at the end of the session.
    Rife is a vangard from 1998 with a timney @ 2# Vortex HST 4-16 sfp same butler creek tupperware stock it came with. I pillared the stock for practice for the one I was going to buy. It shot well before that but now I just cannot justify changing it. This is normal every day groups. On good days it cleans up quite abit. As is if I included the original 3-9 nikon it is still under 1k and 750 if I don't.
     

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  11. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

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    Growing up, a best friends dad shot a 270 and 130 factory loads. He killed elk every year. Most within a couple hundred yards but when they were out there 4-500 yards he held over and killed elk. He’d shot that gun a lot and knew where it hit. 12-14 years ago I found a NIB Cooper with outrageous
    up-graded wood... in 270. I studied and found just how close to the 7 mag it was and bought it. I shot marmots with it because 135 grain matchkings shot a pretty consistent half moa. Longest shot 749 yards. I also shot elk with it. Pretty ho-hum, bullet in boiler room and a short retrieval. That’s one I wish I still had! This year I’m going with a .284 Winny in a little NULA rifle. It was that or another .270 but I’m going light these days.
     
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  12. Locknload

    Locknload Well-Known Member

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    I have a whole family in the area that hunts with 270 Remington’s from pump guns to 700s. Three brothers and a sister plus their children and grandchildren. The 12 year old granddaughter used the factory low recoil loads to take 3 bucks this past season. She learned patience from and hunts with her grandfather whom is a hunting quad in an AT motorized wheel chair. He taught himself ways to use his fingers and hands and to shoot again after he severed his spine in an accident at 19 and is now 60.

    The 270 has a very wide use by shooters all builds and a wide application on game.
    Ed
     
  13. Jon Bischof

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    I hunted with .30-06 for many years until one year my rifle needed to have a part replaced and a friend at deer camp loaned me his Ruger M77 .270 Winchester. I killed two bucks with it that year. I still have great respect for the .30-06 cartridge, but when it came time for me to upgrade, I bought a Winchester Model 70 in .270 WSM, due partly to my positive experience with the .270 Winchester. The rest is a history of improved shooting and deer hunting for me. Have had great success at all ranges out to 334 Yards laser-ranged distance with that rifle (after recrowning and Acra-glass bedding) over the years with Fusion 150 grain cartridges. Don't know if I would choose it for Grizzly Bear, but I do have a lot of confidence in that Rifle/.270 caliber/ammo combo. Truth is, there is probably no critter on earth it couldn't kill--that is, if I hit it just behind the ear.;)
     
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  14. Frog4aday

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    I had a .270 Win in a Ruger 77 (tang safety/red recoil pad) when I was 14. Shot my first/only blacktail deer with it and a coyote. Then it got stolen from my vehicle while I was participating in a Search and Rescue mission near Summit Lake in Thurston County, WA. I was heartbroken. The Sheriffs office would send me a letter every year asking if it was still stolen/unrecovered. I'd respond that it was still missing. I never got that gun back. For my 50th birthday, I found an identical rifle and bought it. Who knew such a small thing could bring such joy? I missed that 'old' Ruger and still find the .270 Win to be a great all around caliber for North American game (not counting the BIG bears!)

    To the OPs post - I just read that article mentioned (page 36, May 2019 issue of Shooting Times, titled "Five Great .270 Cartridges) and it was a brief but interesting read. I didn't know the 27 Nosler was released yet and the article confirmed it has not been (yet?) but the author, Layne Simpson, had one made up for him in a Nosler 48 Liberty rifle just for the article.

    I also have a 6.8 SPC that's a joy to shoot and works fine on deer and hogs. I sometimes get the itch to get a .270WSM, just for giggles. Seems like someone just getting started out with hunting and shooting could do a lot worse than the .270 in its various chamberings (Win, WSM, SPC, Nosler, Weatherby.) This is a nice thread. I like hearing about other people's experience with this particular caliber.
     
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