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#4440592 - 09/23/10 Anyone have a .270 youth load
ChipM Offline
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Registered: 12/10/04
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Loc: Southern New England
I recently picked up a Vanguard VGL Carbine in 270 win. My son really likes it and has laid claim to it. I don't mind and considering buying a Boyd JRS stock to cut down and fit for him leaving the factory McMillan when he grows into it. I know the 270 may not be the best youth gun but would like to give it a try. Anyone have a load they have developed for the 270 with light recoil for a youth? I'm figuring 110 gr bullet.

Thanks

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#4440604 - 09/23/10 Re: Anyone have a .270 youth load [Re: ChipM]
30Gibbs Offline
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Registered: 01/24/04
Posts: 2437
Loc: Central Calif. Coast
110 Sierra flat base and 54 grains of IMR 4350 have worked for us.
You might try the same bullet with 4064 or 4895 starting loads.

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#4440620 - 09/23/10 Re: Anyone have a .270 youth load [Re: 30Gibbs]
varmintsinc Offline
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Registered: 06/25/04
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Loc: Nomad
Might also consider the 85gr TSX, it was designed for the 6.8 so it should open well at slower speeds.
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#4440634 - 09/23/10 Re: Anyone have a .270 youth load [Re: varmintsinc]
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Loc: Tropical Alaska
Call Sierra. They'll have the info you need.

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#4440637 - 09/23/10 Re: Anyone have a .270 youth load [Re: pabucktail]
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#4441361 - 09/23/10 Re: Anyone have a .270 youth load [Re: MagMarc]
ChipM Offline
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Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 2335
Loc: Southern New England
MagMarc,

I did try the Hodgdon website and recoil on these loads is about 7.5 pds in a 7 lb rifle..not bad at all

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#4441666 - 09/23/10 Re: Anyone have a .270 youth load [Re: ChipM]
338Federal Offline
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270 may be the best youth gun. Make no apologies to anyone about starting your boy with one.
I don't know about all Rem green/yellow Core-Lokt 130gr but I once bought 5 boxes that only averaged 2740fps. Let my 16yr old daughter train with them. Later she confidently killed an elk with 130 Partitions at 3175fps. Said she never noticed any difference.

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#4441856 - 09/23/10 Re: Anyone have a .270 youth load [Re: ChipM]
MagMarc Offline
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Registered: 09/27/08
Posts: 10754
Loc: SW VA
I'm loading 06s for a friends son who is 12 with the data there. He has had no problems with recoil.

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#4442092 - 09/24/10 Re: Anyone have a .270 youth load [Re: MagMarc]
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Registered: 06/18/06
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Loc: Finger Lakes NY
My pre teen grandsons have been shooting a bunch 130 gr bullets loaded over 4759 to about 2000 fps. We are using Nosler Solid Base bullets. Accuracy is spectacular. Noise & recoil are absolutely minimal.
I put a Rem youth stock on one of my old 700's.
Loading data was straight out of the manuals.
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#4442124 - 09/24/10 Re: Anyone have a .270 youth load [Re: ChipM]
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Re: Anyone have a .270 youth load


neighbor kids gettin' uppity???
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#4442132 - 09/24/10 Re: Anyone have a .270 youth load [Re: ChipM]
jwp475 Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 20103
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: ChipM
I recently picked up a Vanguard VGL Carbine in 270 win. My son really likes it and has laid claim to it. I don't mind and considering buying a Boyd JRS stock to cut down and fit for him leaving the factory McMillan when he grows into it. I know the 270 may not be the best youth gun but would like to give it a try. Anyone have a load they have developed for the 270 with light recoil for a youth? I'm figuring 110 gr bullet.

Thanks



The 270 is excellent and will take any game animal that your son wishes to take with it assuming proper bullets
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#4442255 - 09/24/10 Re: Anyone have a .270 youth load [Re: johnw]
ChipM Offline
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Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 2335
Loc: Southern New England
Originally Posted By: johnw
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Re: Anyone have a .270 youth load


neighbor kids gettin' uppity???


No my own, figure I can make him go long and see ho I do.. grin

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