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I just held a beautiful 1949 M70 in 270 not an hour ago in a shop. Gorgeous.


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"...I would simply use the 150 gr Nosler Partition at about 2900 ft/sec. That is also my idea of the best all-around use-it-on-anything load, and is the one that I would choose if I were taking a 270 to Africa or Alaska."

Hard to argue with that isn't it?


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Originally Posted by CRS
I have 10 270's in the house right now. Would like to get down to 4 or 5 but have separation anxiety. laugh

Have Four in the hut, but Two belong to family members.

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I took a couple 270’s out this morning to shoot some loads with 130 grain CL’s. The both shot under 1 MOA. But I was surprised when I recorded the shots. I thought I had three 270’s. It turns out I have four. (700’s of course).


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Originally Posted by mooshoo
The .270 is the do-all, kill-all, be-all, end-all cartridge.

"James Bond in a Brass Suit," as it were...




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Originally Posted by Bugger
I took a couple 270’s out this morning to shoot some loads with 130 grain CL’s. The both shot under 1 MOA. But I was surprised when I recorded the shots. I thought I had three 270’s. It turns out I have four. (700’s of course).

Have an old M700, a recent M70, and Two Mossberg Patriot Synthetic - Vortex Scoped Combos.

All generally shoot bug-holes w/ most 150 gr. loads, factory or hand.




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Originally Posted by CRS
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I have 10 270's in the house right now. Would like to get down to 4 or 5 but have separation anxiety. laugh
Post partum syndrome isn't a women-only issue

No kidding!

We have used our 270's from gophers to elk and most everything in between. Have shot 85gr TSX's to 180gr Woodleigh bullets through them.

Here is a list off the top of my head.
Gopher, Prairie Dog, cottontail, jackrabbit, squirrel, rockchuck, rattlesnake, beaver, coons, fox, coyote, hogs, turkeys, TX rams, blackbuck, axis, pronghorn, whitetails, mule deer, bighorn sheep, black bear, caribou, and elk.

That’s a true testament right there. I knew you were a damned good fella grin

And well said Keith!

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That’s a true testament right there. I knew you were a damned good fella grin

Ha!

When I first graduated from college in 1991, all I had was a 270, so I used it for everything. That is all my Dad has used since 1972. Naturally I started the boys off with reduced 270 loads once they graduated from the 22-250.

The 270 is a very pleasant recoiling cartridge in it's own right, but if you go with middle to low charge weights, it is a pussycat.

Now, I have churned through so many 270 rifles that I have lost count.

I know it is not the latest, greatest cartridge, but I am very comfortable with it. The 270, along with my other favorite, 338-06, I am set for most anything.

Just ordered some 180gr Nosler BT's from SPS to try in my new 1:8 twist barrel that is coming from Pac-Nor. This will be a new path, as this will be my first fast twist 270.

I know Barnes makes a 150gr TSX that requires a 1:9 twist. That bullet at 3000 fps, wowsa!

What about the 160gr NPt? I have had a few 1:10 twist rifles that did not like the 160gr Nosler.

I also have some 180gr Woodleigh's on the shelf, and they did not do so well with the 1:10twist.

So a looney being a looney. Plan is to have one rifle set up for 110gr Barnes at 3400fps, most with 130gr, another with 140, 150, and one for the heavies. crazy
Where the 270's leave off, the 338-06's will pick up. Then a 22-250/222 for below and a 416 Remington mag for above.

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I like where your heads at. I’ve had a #2 1-7.5 Krieger .277 barrel sitting around for awhile. Originally I was set on a 27 Nosler, then thought about it on my old 270 WSM and now, well I’m still trying to figure out what I wanna do with it.


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I’ve always thought the 270 Win and the 6.5-06 were the best low recoil high performance chambers. The 6.5mm Rem Mag was ahead of its time and with proper bullets and magazine length would have been a smash hit. Today the only cartridge that would possibly give the 270 Win a run is the 6.5 PRC, which is essentially a 6.5-06. To me those two chambers with 22-inch barrels move bullets at similar speeds and deliver long range performance while being light to carry. Both can be shot with fairly low recoil, the 6.5 PRC at 2.995” COAL would fit real nice in a WSM SA, which is a slight premium in my opinion when putting a rifle on a diet.

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Originally Posted by beretzs
I like where your heads at. I’ve had a #2 1-7.5 Krieger .277 barrel sitting around for awhile. Originally I was set on a 27 Nosler, then thought about it on my old 270 WSM and now, well I’m still trying to figure out what I wanna do with it.

If you don't know what to do with the barrel, I am sure I can find a use. wink


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Originally Posted by CRS
... Where the 270's leave off, the 338-06's will pick up...

Agree w/ the step.

Was set to build a .338-06, but a Ruger African 9.3x62mm followed me home.




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Originally Posted by CRS
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That’s a true testament right there. I knew you were a damned good fella grin

Ha!

When I first graduated from college in 1991, all I had was a 270, so I used it for everything. That is all my Dad has used since 1972. Naturally I started the boys off with reduced 270 loads once they graduated from the 22-250.

The 270 is a very pleasant recoiling cartridge in it's own right, but if you go with middle to low charge weights, it is a pussycat.

Now, I have churned through so many 270 rifles that I have lost count.

I know it is not the latest, greatest cartridge, but I am very comfortable with it. The 270, along with my other favorite, 338-06, I am set for most anything.

Just ordered some 180gr Nosler BT's from SPS to try in my new 1:8 twist barrel that is coming from Pac-Nor. This will be a new path, as this will be my first fast twist 270.

I know Barnes makes a 150gr TSX that requires a 1:9 twist. That bullet at 3000 fps, wowsa!

What about the 160gr NPt? I have had a few 1:10 twist rifles that did not like the 160gr Nosler.

I also have some 180gr Woodleigh's on the shelf, and they did not do so well with the 1:10twist.

So a looney being a looney. Plan is to have one rifle set up for 110gr Barnes at 3400fps, most with 130gr, another with 140, 150, and one for the heavies. crazy
Where the 270's leave off, the 338-06's will pick up. Then a 22-250/222 for below and a 416 Remington mag for above.

A 1:8 twist .270 Win. is an alluring proposition.

Was set on a 1:8 Pac-Nor 24" Rem varmint contour for the M700, with an end product similar to this:

[Linked Image from modernfirearms.net]


But IF I can get the 150 gr. ABLR to shoot well out of the M70 EW/SS, I don't think there is much payoff besides loony-ness.

The M700, though a pencil Bbl., shoots great in the field and the bore is fine.


600 yard Elk is not really a problem that I need to solve, and the 150 gr. ABLR should be fine at that range for up to mule deer.




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My experience found the 145gr ELD-X and 150gr BT to shoot better than the ABLR. Settled on the 145gr ELD-X. This in a 1:10 twist. Really looking forward to playing with a faster twist.

I do not need a 600 yard hunting rifle either, but I sure enjoy stretching the distance and banging steel with one of my favorite cartridges.


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270’s are very popular here. Mine is retired. It will go to one of my sons.

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Originally Posted by CRS
My experience found the 145gr ELD-X and 150gr BT to shoot better than the ABLR. Settled on the 145gr ELD-X. This in a 1:10 twist. Really looking forward to playing with a faster twist.

I do not need a 600 yard hunting rifle either, but I sure enjoy stretching the distance and banging steel with one of my favorite cartridges.

Tested 150 gr. ABLR from a 1:10 twist shows marginal stability and a BC (G7) of 0.279.

That BC still adds right at 100 yards to the 150 gr. NP at range, if you can get'em to shoot.


And because it would be a dedicated long range load, was considering the ELD-X and Sierra GameChanger/TGK as well.




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Originally Posted by Garandimal
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My experience found the 145gr ELD-X and 150gr BT to shoot better than the ABLR. Settled on the 145gr ELD-X. This in a 1:10 twist. Really looking forward to playing with a faster twist.

I do not need a 600 yard hunting rifle either, but I sure enjoy stretching the distance and banging steel with one of my favorite cartridges.

Tested 150 gr. ABLR from a 1:10 twist shows marginal stability and a BC (G7) of 0.279.

That BC still adds right at 100 yards to the 150 gr. NP at range, if you can get'em to shoot.


And because it would be a dedicated long range load, was considering the ELD-X and Sierra GameChanger/TGK as well.




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I'm more curious than anything, what do you consider marginal stability.
I shoot the 150's ABLR in a 1:10 twist and accuracy is good.


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My experience found the 145gr ELD-X and 150gr BT to shoot better than the ABLR. Settled on the 145gr ELD-X. This in a 1:10 twist. Really looking forward to playing with a faster twist.

I do not need a 600 yard hunting rifle either, but I sure enjoy stretching the distance and banging steel with one of my favorite cartridges.

Tested 150 gr. ABLR from a 1:10 twist shows marginal stability and a BC (G7) of 0.279.

That BC still adds right at 100 yards to the 150 gr. NP at range, if you can get'em to shoot.


And because it would be a dedicated long range load, was considering the ELD-X and Sierra GameChanger/TGK as well.




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I'm more curious than anything, what do you consider marginal stability.
I shoot the 150's ABLR in a 1:10 twist and accuracy is good.

Then that would be, for your load and rifle... stable enough.

Nosler - pushes their factory load at 2,900 fps.

Wonder if it would shoot as precisely at 2,800.




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... Where the 270's leave off, the 338-06's will pick up...

Agree w/ the step.

Was set to build a .338-06, but a Ruger African 9.3x62mm followed me home.




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