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Loads for .270

Looking for a fast flat load for my .270 win. Any recommendations?

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Your Quesion is now answered:
150 gr Nosler boat tailed ballistic tip
Federal large rifle primer
57.8 gr Hodgson 4831 powder
Federal cases
Velocity...3025 fps
energy.....3050 ft lbs
This isby far the best,most accurant load that I have used in 35 years out of a Remington 700 BDL
Good luck!

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In addition, don't forget about the Nosler AccuBond, which is basically a bonded version of the Ballistic Tip with a slightly higher BC.

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Quote:
57.8 gr Hodgson 4831 powder

Ya might want to work up to that load. I don't have my "Nosler" manual with me but according to my "Hornady" manual 58.7 grs is a max load.

I'm not a big fan of the .270 but I used one years ago, A Harrington Richardson on a Sako L61 action. I don't recall the load, most likely as hot as I could get safely and still shoot well. But my favorite bullet was the 140gr. Prior to the introduction of the 140 gr, I had alway's believed the 150 gr the best bullet for the .270.

Well that's my two cent's for what it's worth.

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Hi Don

It's 57.8 gr not 58.7.. I wouldn't want to go any hotter. 58 gr in max load. You're right with the 150 gr bullet.

I know a fellow older than me that has been loading the 270 for at least fifty years. He used a bowl filled with H 4831, sccops the cae full and taps it down to about a quarter of a inch from the neck, and force feed a bullet in it.. Not something I would recommend, but for curiosity sake a filled a couple of cases with his method, emptied and weighed.. amazingly consistant but some scary. Shame on You! Shame on You! Shame on You!

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Jack O'Connors load was 61 grains of H4831 over a 130 gr. bullet. I have used this for many years (approx. 3 decades!) as it does make a pretty group out of my Rem. 700. It has been a totally excellent whitetail round. It is a real full case, but I prefer high loading densities, as I think they offer a safety factor, and maybe an edge in uniformity of ignition.
The current manuals would suggest this load on the "hot" side, so you should start a few grains lower and work up to it in your rifle. In the early 70's, I used a case full of WW 785, at similar velocities, for a few years, also around 60 grains.
I have found quite a variation in case capacity between the various manufacturers of the 270. I am partial to Federals & Winchesters as they have always seemed to be significantly larger than Remingtons.

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130gr Barnes Triple Shock
59.5 grains H4831
.050 off lands
approx 2930fps w/22" barrel
Unbelievable groups!!

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See Speer Reloading Manual No.13
I like 130gr Spitz Hot Core or Grand Slams with 61.7gr of IMR7828 and CCI 250 primers

For lighter framed game like Pronghorn I like the 130gr Speer Spitz Boat Tails with 61.5gr of IMR7828, a deadly accurate load in my Model 70

Remember to work up to this load with caution. Play around with different bullet seating depths, but never allow the bullet to touch the rifling

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