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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Lee Goodwin, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Lee Goodwin

    Lee Goodwin Member

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    Hi,
    I am an older guy that bought his first center fire rifle at the age of 40. I bought a Remington 700 in 270. It has been my main hunting rifle for 18 years. I have many more rifles now. I like to reload. There is something very satisfying about making something with my own hands. I am wanting to learn to shoot out to 1000 yards. I am ok out to about 250 at present from a homemade bench. I found this site looking for answers to questions about cartridges and long range set ups. I seek wisdom. And I wouldn't mind learning how to shoot an elk in the eye at 600 yards.
    Thanks for the chance to learn.
    Lee in Central Oregon.
     
  2. Heavyiron

    Heavyiron Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Welcome to lrh pleasure to have you on board
     
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    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Hello!
     
  4. Lee Goodwin

    Lee Goodwin Member

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    Thanks for the hellos,
    I am happy to find this site. Lots of info here. I am gonna try to load some 180 grain bullets for my 270.
    The plan is to hunt with them. I am trying to post pictures of the assorted projectiles I have tried over the years. IMG_20181008_162406_kindlephoto-85083864.jpg
     

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  5. Lee Goodwin

    Lee Goodwin Member

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    ...y'alls (all y'allses) thoughts on reloading the 180?
    I have IMR 7828. Shooting for 2500 fps...?
     
  6. Heavyiron

    Heavyiron Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    What twist is your 270. That bullet may not work if it is a 1 in 10. 270 has been with me many years i really like it as a hunting round. Sadly the round has been neglected for long rang shooting. Please don't let this discourage you. You may have to go to either a 6.5 caliber or 7mm for long range. Hope your 270 has a 1 in 7 or 1 in 8 twist.
     
  7. Heavyiron

    Heavyiron Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Your 270 if it is a 1 in 10 may shoot up to a 160 grain. Nosler makes a partition, but you want to long range shoot though. There is an aerodynamic 145 grain that will fly flat though, and has a high bc. Good luck and have fun with your quest.
     
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  8. Lee Goodwin

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    I suspect it is 1:10...not 100% sure.
    Gotta try it anyway...done bought the bullets. May be 3 weeks before I punch holes in paper...will post results here. Thanks. Lee
     
  9. Heavyiron

    Heavyiron Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    7828 is a great powder. Another one that can get a 150 grain 270 over 3000 is reloader 26
     
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    Welcome!
     
  11. Lee Goodwin

    Lee Goodwin Member

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    Thanks, just been cruising the web looking for answers to hard to find questions...found LRH and hope learn more and contribute someday.
    Lee
     
  12. CarbonBonds

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    Welcome!

    As a novice myself, I have found "Applied Ballistics" by Bryan Litz and the YouTube series Sniper 101 by Tibosaures Rex to be great resources. The Sniper 101 series takes a bit to get thru all the material, but well worth the time investment.
     
  13. Lee Goodwin

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  14. Lee Goodwin

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    Loaded 130 grain Sierra bullets, 51 grains IMR 4831, going 2750 or so. Three shot groups were better at 100 yards than at 50. Second shot hit this tank at 400 yards.
     

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