24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: 270160grain partitions [Re: Bugger] #16458825 09/22/21
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 37,726
S
Seafire Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
S
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 37,726
my favorite two partitions are the 160 SMP in 270, and the 220 SMP in 30 caliber.


"Minus the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the Country" Marion Barry, Mayor of Wash DC

“Owning guns is not a right. If it were a right, it would be in the Constitution.” ~Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

BP-B2

Re: 270160grain partitions [Re: Magnum_Bob] #16459674 09/22/21
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 8,778
beretzs Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 8,778
Originally Posted by Magnum_Bob
I had a box of old NPT 160 grain .277" with the lathe turned jackets. Used most trying to find a load in my 270 Weatherby mag. So last weekend at the gs I found a part box( yellow and white) 41 count of 160 gr .277". I asked the fellow behind the table what he wanted for them "he said $5 "so I got out my cash and "he said don't you want the other box?" I said they were 150's (newer style) but how much? " he said $5 (unopened box) so I bought both $10. Was gonna use some old 150 rem rn corelolkts in the 7600 now maybe I'll just use the 160's. They look like dead animals waiting to happen. Mb


I have a few bags of the 160’s myself. Might try them from my 760. Quick load said 26 should get them over 2800 pretty easily. Should be a helluva deer getter up close too.


Semper Fi
Re: 270160grain partitions [Re: Bugger] #16459794 09/22/21
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,527
A
Angus1895 Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
A
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,527
If your 270 groups the 160 similar to the other choices and you are not shooting over 500 yards I can’t imagine where a different weight bullet would matter..

But I can imagine where a lighter bullet might.

I have had good results using a ballistic reticle scope versus a regular cross hair.

Leupolds ain’t the best candidate for twisting turrets IMO.

Last edited by Angus1895; 09/22/21.

"Shoot low sheriff, I think he's riding a shetland!" B. Wills












Re: 270160grain partitions [Re: beretzs] #16460464 09/23/21
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 4,882
M
Magnum_Bob Online Content
Campfire Guide
Online Content
Campfire Guide
M
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 4,882
Beretzs, what does quick load say for a start and max with 26? Mb


" Cheapest velocity in the world comes from a long barrel and I sure do like them. MB "
Re: 270160grain partitions [Re: Bugger] #16460547 09/23/21
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 8,778
beretzs Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 8,778
I’ll check when I get home Bob. I believe the upper load was around 57-58 though which falls right in line with the 150 grain PTs as well. It would be worth a shot. Could be a fairly great load I’d think.


Semper Fi
IC-A

Re: 270160grain partitions [Re: Bugger] #16461230 09/23/21
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 1,697
AZmark Offline
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 1,697
I've used the 150 partitions for over 40 yrs on elk as have my two sons. They have performed perfectly on around 20+ dead elk between all of us. I wouldnt think the 160 gr partitions would be much different. I stuck with the 150 because of the accuracy, heavier weight than the 130, and faster velocity than the 160---kinda makes it a best of 3 worlds.

My load has been 53 grn of IMR 4831, Rem 9 1/2 primer, oal=3.330


Life (and forums) is like a box of animal crackers----There's a Jackass in every box
Re: 270160grain partitions [Re: Bugger] #16461280 09/23/21
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,907
R
RinB Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
R
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,907


I have used the 160’s on plains game (zebra, wildebeest, oryx, and kudu) which are pretty close to elk in size etc. Nothing required a second shot and nothing went more than 30-40 yards or so. I believe they produce a more obvious impact than spitzer shapes. One of my favorite bullets. I would use them rather than the lighter partitions.

Am considering a grizzly hunt and will be using them if I go.



“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Originally posted by Brad.
Re: 270160grain partitions [Re: Bugger] #16461287 09/23/21
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,907
R
RinB Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
R
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,907


Oh, forgot. With R26 you should get 2800+ in a 22” barrel.



“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Originally posted by Brad.
Re: 270160grain partitions [Re: RinB] #16461430 09/23/21
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 8,778
beretzs Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 8,778
Originally Posted by RinB


I have used the 160’s on plains game (zebra, wildebeest, oryx, and kudu) which are pretty close to elk in size etc. Nothing required a second shot and nothing went more than 30-40 yards or so. I believe they produce a more obvious impact than spitzer shapes. One of my favorite bullets. I would use them rather than the lighter partitions.

Am considering a grizzly hunt and will be using them if I go.


That's big stuff knowing you're not a huge Partition fan!

I am going to give them a shot from my old pump.. I don't need gnat's butt accuracy since its got a peep on it and likely will never take a shot over a 100 yards in the places it'll hunt.


Semper Fi
Re: 270160grain partitions [Re: Bugger] #16461525 09/23/21
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 12,411
M
MagMarc Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
M
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 12,411
My Model 70 loves them. I got right at 2800 and 3/4” groups with IMR4831 with them. I have 3 boxes left and will use them if I ever go after elk.

IC-B

Re: 270160grain partitions [Re: Bugger] #16461559 09/23/21
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 6,734
K
keith Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
K
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 6,734
I got a box of the 160's on a deal, loaded the Nosler Book's most accurate load. Accuracy in my Rem Mountain rifle is 1/2". I shot one buck only with the load, lung shot, he took off running and hit a large pine tree dead center with his rack, grave yard dead right there.

The buck was running dead on his feet.

Re: 270160grain partitions [Re: Bugger] #16461727 09/23/21
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 769
S
stuvwxyz Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
S
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 769
Wife killed one small bull with old style lathe turned 160 grain in a 270. Range was mere yards. Broadside angling away. Not much reaction needed to be cornered and required a second shot.

Page 2 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1b
Who's Online Now
764 registered members (160user, 1beaver_shooter, 100grNP, 10Glocks, 10ring1, 163bc, 75 invisible), 2,146 guests, and 879 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3

Forum Statistics
Forums78
Topics1,065,826
Posts16,165,351
Members69,464
Most Online9,977
Aug 3rd, 2021









Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2022 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.33 Page Time: 0.066s Queries: 15 (0.002s) Memory: 0.8385 MB (Peak: 0.9689 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2022-01-27 14:32:29 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS