Your Guys advice with OCW result Please

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Kiwi58, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Kiwi58

    Kiwi58 Member

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    Hi Guys

    I conducted a test on my new Tikka t3x in 270 win yesterday.
    I plan to use this rifle out to 500 yards on Himalayan Thar in the the southern alps of Newzealand.

    loads are....

    Sierra gameking 140gn
    adi 2209 powder
    cci large rifle primers
    Winchester brass

    I know you guy have a lot more knowledge than me a reading these tests.
    What are you views on where the nodes are etc
    Thanks in advance

    Vaughan
     

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  2. 26Reload

    26Reload Well-Known Member

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    Heck..i will take a shot at this....
    Going with 52.8....little horizontal and good vertical...
    A little seating adjustment and you might have a miracle shooter...
     
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  3. Kiwi58

    Kiwi58 Member

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    Hey there
    Wow just what I was thinking! I must be on the right track with this.
    52gns is max load for the adi 2209, but I have worked up over by .8 of a grain with no pressure signs at all.
    Do you think the speed at 2780 fps will be ok for the 270 out to 500 yards?

    Cheers for your help om this
     
  4. Kiwi58

    Kiwi58 Member

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    A
    Also I am going to try a test with adi 2213sc equivalent to H4831, as it will fill the case better.
    Will let you know how it goes.
    Cheers
     
  5. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    I like what I see in groups 9 and 10 and agree that the 52.8 gr load would be the one to investigate further.

    You'll need to run that bullet at that velocity through a ballistic program like JBM online to get an idea of the velocity and energy at 500 yds.

    How much velocity and energy do you like to have for Thar?
     
  6. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Yes. At 4000 Ft. elevation and 500 yards, that load at 2780 FPS, probably will be running a little over 2000 FPS and have 1350 Ft-Lbs of energy left.

    A lot of factory 270 ammo runs about 2830 FPS. So, you are only about 50 FPS short of that. That's not a bad thing.
     
  7. Kiwi58

    Kiwi58 Member

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    Hey Thanks for your advice on this one.
    I need a minimum of 1200 ft/lb at 500 yards.
    Might load a few more in 0.2 increments and see how it goes over 52.8.
    cheers
     
  8. Kiwi58

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    Hi there thanks for your reply.
    a min of 1200 ft/lb for thar is what I usually work on.
    I will load a few past 52.8 in 0.2 increments and see what it does.

    Cheers
     
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