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Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Hiaring8] #13933065 06/28/19
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Hiaring
You never mentioned what will be hunted.
I would pick a hunting bullet based on its terminal performance then on accuracy then on velocity then on bc.
Also, I am a very strong supporter of picking a bullet and practicing with it...no substitute “practice” bullet for me. I want to learn from each and every shot. Practice with a 223 or a rimfire.
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Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Hiaring8] #13933745 06/28/19
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I would use R23 for the powder. Lose about 50fps versus R26, but more temp stable, usually more accurate, and less finicky finding a good load. It's an easy powder to live with.

Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Hiaring8] #13940981 07/01/19
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I have had a 270 laying around for a long time and never really used it much, I have taken it several times as a back up gun but only used it to shoot an occasional badger, rabbit or coyote.
My quest this summer was to make this rifle a legit hunting rifle, I had it pillar bedded and fixed the trigger and put on a massive upgrade in scopes. I have been out several times doing load development with several bullets and powders, not quite finished yet but so far 140gr AB's and good old H4831sc look tough to beat in this rifle.

Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: boatanchor] #13948128 07/04/19
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Originally Posted by boatanchor
I have had a 270 laying around for a long time and never really used it much, I have taken it several times as a back up gun but only used it to shoot an occasional badger, rabbit or coyote.
My quest this summer was to make this rifle a legit hunting rifle, I had it pillar bedded and fixed the trigger and put on a massive upgrade in scopes. I have been out several times doing load development with several bullets and powders, not quite finished yet but so far 140gr AB's and good old H4831sc look tough to beat in this rifle.


Buddy uses that same 140AB/4831SC combo to very good effect. It opens fast enough to be very effective on deer and holds together well enough that it's no slouch for bigger game as well.


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Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Hiaring8] #14715662 03/28/20
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RL23 is best powder.

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Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Hiaring8] #14715819 03/28/20
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For cheap longer range (400-600 yard) trigger time I use 140 SST and Hunter gun powder around 3050. It’s been couple years but I think I had them little faster, but settled for this combo.
I tried 150 ballistic tips but couldn’t get good accuracy when trying to push them fast.
I really like the game changers in 6.5.
Soon as I shot all my 270 SSTs I will be trying those out next.

Last edited by Dre; 03/28/20.

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Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Hiaring8] #14724401 03/30/20
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Try the Accubond along with the LRAB.. I've tried both in a couple rifles and for some reason the Accubonds shoot great and the LRAB not so great.... my 26 Nosler especially loves the Accubonds but really doesn't like the LRAB bullets. It also shoots the Partitions very well....

Re26 is a good powder for the 270, but if you have a chance, try some H4831 also. It seems these two were made for each other IMO.... but then, I use H4831 for an awful lot of cartridges with excellent results...

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Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Hiaring8] #14724464 03/30/20
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We worked up a load with 140 grain accubonds and a stiff charge of H4831....He ended up not really doing too much "Longer Range Shooting" but this combo did the trick for him on a cow elk and a nice muley at 295 and 340 yards respectively.

I am hoping to get him out shooting more this coming spring and see if we can get him ringing the 500/600 yard gongs with his setup.

Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Sheister] #14724510 03/30/20
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Originally Posted by Sheister
Try the Accubond along with the LRAB.. I've tried both in a couple rifles and for some reason the Accubonds shoot great and the LRAB not so great.... my 26 Nosler especially loves the Accubonds but really doesn't like the LRAB bullets. It also shoots the Partitions very well....

Re26 is a good powder for the 270, but if you have a chance, try some H4831 also. It seems these two were made for each other IMO.... but then, I use H4831 for an awful lot of cartridges with excellent results...

Bob


You aren't the only one that struggles with them.. I have pretty much given up on them..

Hiaring, if you have a good 140 AB load I'd be fine taking that to 500-600. Little brother uses the 140 Tipped Bear Claw and he does just fine out to 500 with it using H4831SC as well.


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Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Hiaring8] #14741911 04/03/20
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The 150 and H4831 is a classic. At most the newer powders will add 100 fps but not a big deal. Currently I have more R than H powders is the only reason I am working up loads with them.


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Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: MHWASH] #14762199 04/09/20
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Originally Posted by MHWASH
Has anyone tried the 165 Matrix, or 170 Berger ina 1:10?



I tried the 170 Berger in a pre 64 standard 24”, loaded with Re 26 on a cool day to see if it would work. I was getting as much as 2800 fps while still not reaching pressure signs however it was not stable enough to group.

I am awaiting the return of another rifle rebored and throated for the 170, and twisted 1:8.

The density altitude where I live when I initially tested this was some 400 ish feet which is why I tried it when I did (worst case scenario).

Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Hiaring8] #14781114 04/13/20
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For 150gr bullets Norma MRP works best for me when it comes to accuracy. RL26 gives more speed. MRP is about 50 FPS slower than RL26.

Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Hiaring8] #14791244 04/16/20
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I have up trying to find Re26 and went with Re22 under the 145 eldx. I found it ridiculously easy to get great groups with obvious nodes at 2875fps and 3050fps. I also found the eldx to very tolerant of jumps and fine tuning the oal did not do anything to improve the groups. Currently sitting at 1/2moa from the Tikka.


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Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Hiaring8] #14904173 05/23/20
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Might just have to play with my 270's since I have three and they are all pretty accurate.

Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Rug3] #14906216 05/24/20
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Originally Posted by Rug3
You may like to try IMR's Enduron 7977. Clean burning, consistent velocities, not temp sensitive (which could serve well for a hot bear hunt or cold Elk hunt), pushes those 150's along quite well at 3000 in my 270 Winchester.

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Can you please explain about that load? I have two unopened lbs of 7977 and two boxes of 145 ELD-X that are maybe a good match. I had considered 7977 to be too slow and thought I could not get enough in the 270 case... so please ilustrate me.

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Re: New Powder, New Bullets - helping a 270 [Re: Hiaring8] #14915032 05/27/20
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Haven't seen anyone recommend IMR 7828. It shoots 150 grain bullets very well for accuracy in my daughter's .270 Ruger 77 with 57 grains. Velocity probably not real fast. We were getting some real good velocity with IMR 4350 but recoil was significantly more noticeable.


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