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180 Grain Hawk Bullets In 270 Weatherby?

Brand new here with a question. Wondering if anyone has loaded the Hawk 180 grain bullets in their 270 Weatherby? I have a German made 270 that has an extremely long throat that makes me think these bullets might be just the ticket, but to order them from Hawk you have to buy a minimum of four boxes at a cost of $165, which is a lot just to try them out. Would anyone happen to have five of the 180 grain Hawk bullets to sell so I could do a little testing? The only other heavy bullets I could find are the Nosler 160 grain partitions. I would be interested in opinions on either of these (or any other heavyweight) bullets from anyone who has used them in a 270Weatherby.
Thank you Gentlemen.

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180 Grain Hawk Bullets In 270 Weatherby?

Welcome to BGH!

I've never used the Hawk bullet's and the 270 only briefly. It seem's to me that someone used to make 170gr bullets for it but I can't remember who. There might be a problem with using that long of bullet in your's, twist rate. I would venture a guess that you'll need a faster twist than you now have to stabilize the bullet.

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180 Grain Hawk Bullets In 270 Weatherby?

Appreciate your reply Don. Didn't consider the twist, I'll check that out.

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