Do you have any experience with the Viht N560? From the site, sounds like it might be good too, maybe faster too.VhitaVouri, is a Top Notch Powder Manufacturer but, a bit more Expensive than, other Powders.
I use, N-160 in a couple of, chamberings and IT produces,.. amazing, accuracy !
In this Day and Age, NOT all, Powders that, we Like are, "available" HENCE, WHY,.. I'd take a look at it.
Everybody and their Dog, is shooting, RL-26,.. Good luck, finding it.
I personally, have NO Experience with, "Compressed Loads" but, have read that, there's nothing to Fear if, listed by, the Bullet / Powder Manufacturers as, a "safe " Load,.. but a Drop Tube might be, necessary.
Just curious why you went with 1:7t when it's not needed? I built a 270wsm with 8:75t and 300' elevation gave me 1.55 stabilization and 6500' would have given me 1.95 stabilization at 2850fps with 170eol. Really not much needed for 1:7t, but that JMO.I just had a 270wsm re-barreled with a 22” carbon fiber 1:7 twist. Figuring it would stabilize the higher BC bullets that we are trying to shoot today, better than the 1:10 that the wsm is famous for. Early results while sighting it in, with Retumbo are incredibly promising. 140 gr Berger’s coming in at 3185 before showing any signs of pressure. This is at 6500’ elev.
IMHO,. You already HAVE, One of, the "Ultimate", light weight, Walking around, semi-long Range, Rifle / Calibers, FOR,.. "Hunters".My ultimate goal is to have a lighter rifle that can comfortably take elk out to 900 or 1000 yards. I might be dreaming though. Even if I got a rifle that fit the bill, it might be beyond my ability with a light rifle. But I'm willing to try, at the range anyway. Maybe I just need a lighter stock and barrel for my R700 300 RUM. If I get the 150's shooting good out of my 270 WSM, it should get me close, maybe 800 or 850 yards I think. At the 9500-11000 elevation that I normally hunt.
I agree it's close to ideal.IMHO,. You already HAVE,One of, the "Ultimate", light weight, Walking around, semi-long Range, Rifle / Calibers, FOR,.. "Hunters".
I'd find, a "good", load & Bullet that, your confident in for up to, 800 Yards.
Practice, a LOT of, Field Positions on, 10-12 inch Dia Steel plates ( when. you start to, MISS them, you've found "your",.. Max Distance ! )
Learn to "stalk" and navigate the Mtn's to get, CLOSER to, a herd of, Elk.
Learn about, how the Wind, "affects" your chosen Bullet at, ALL "reasonable", Distances
The .270 WSM and 7mm Rem Mag "Class" of Cart's, will, "get it done" , WITHOUT all, the carry Weight in, "REAL World", Hunting, terrain !
IF, you want to "Shoot" across, TWO Zip Codes, you will need, a Bigger Caliber bullet and a much Heavier, Rifle, SORRY to be, the bearer of, Bad News.