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After many trials and errors. I have my 300 wsm with 150gr Hornady interbonds and 180gr Accubond and the 270 wsm with 140gr Trophy Bonded Bear Claws all shooting the same trajectory to within a 1/4" of each other at 100, 200 and 300 yds. with the same point of aim and at 300 yds all three are a bit more than 2.75" below the line of sight.
It doesn't get much better than this. Three hunting loads that shoot identically.
I can sight all 3 rounds to hit a bit over 2.5" high at 100 yds. They will max 3" high at 140 yds and be 3" low at 305 yds.

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Why not use the 180 noslers on everything and remove the guess work?They are not too heavy for any game and they have a good long range trajectory.Why do you need several rifles and several loads for each to hunt a group of animals that can be taken with one of these calibers with one of thier loads without sacrificing any performance or knockdown power?

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Why not???

Most people I know do not hunt with just one gun for all game or even shoot just one gun. Part of the fun of shooting and hunting is shopping for more toys. I think most guys (and gals!) would agree.

I don't understand why you would want to limit yourself to one gun? Is it doable, sure... but why? If you can afford them, I say go for it and own as many as you'd like.

As for the multiple loads, again why not? Part of the fun of shooting a gun, is seeing what different loads will do. Sure some become favorites, but its always fun to try to new things.

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Hobby - hunting with home rolled rounds. I haven't shot a factory round in over twenty five years.
Challenge - getting a round to perform to a given performance. Getting bullets of different weight, diameter, ballistic coefficient and sectional density to perform equally through different rifles of different configurations.
Knowlege - physically seeing how a round performs under a given formula. working up loads that will maximize the performance and knowing how it got there.

I was a die hard (out of the box) 30-06 core lock or partition shooter for several years. Reloading is much more gratifying.
I don't hang trophies or display pictures. I hunt for the meat and the satisfaction of knowing that what I'm shooting is going to do what I expect it to. No quessing. No wondering if I'm pushing the limits.
When I squeeze I know the path the bullet will follow.
I know how the wind will affect the flight. Therefore I can shoot with absolute confidence and know the limits of the load.

Last but not least. It's fun
I used to load for a 22-250. Before dusk I would head out to the dessert with a box of home loads and a box of 20 ga shells. I would set the shells at given distances from 200 to 300 yds with the primers pointed in my direction. At dusk I would shoot the primers and have a small fireworks display.
I was able to do this because I knew how the round would perform.

The 300wsm is a 22" barreled 7-1/2 lb'er that is easily carried in any terrain. The 270wsm is a 26" barreled 9-1/2 lb'er that is better suited to open terrain. It's also easier to steady for longer shot.
I also have a Hornady 130 Interbond and a 140 Accubond load, for the 270, that extends the range to 320 yds with a 3" max high and a 3" low in the trajectory.

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MTWACKO, I hate to tell you but I have seen 180 grain Noslers and Core-Lokts zip through even heavy deer without expanding hardly at all.

I'd go crazy if I had to use only one gun. I have a rifle for everything. I have open country guns, i.e. 7mm Magnum, 300 Weatherby, 30-06, 243, I have a small game gun, 22 mag, semi-woods gun, 7mm-08. Plus its kind of fun to try and decide which one to bring along on a particular hunt.

For varminting, naturally, I would use the 243. The bigger cartridges, although they can certainly shoot bullets of the varminter class, in my opinion they burn too much powder to be reasonable varmint cartridges.

For deer and bigger, the 7mm Mag, 30-06 and 300 Weatherby all see action. The 243 gets out quite a bit too. As for a variety of loads, definitely. I have ultra-fast and flat shooting loads that exceed factory velocities by more than 200 fps. My pet loads are those which are equal to or slightly greater than factory velocity, because pressures are still at the moderate level. Target loads are a lot of fun to make, and are a lot easier. Saves powder, too.

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The simplist way to reach this was to find the bullets that fly well in each rifle and calculate the trajectories, within the attainable velocities, until I got a match. Then charge them accordingly.
Both rifles shoot almost exactly the same trajectory. I can hold the same for the three rounds out to 305 yds. All three bullets are capable for the lower 48. The difference is the amount of energy delivered at any given, equal distance and the bullet type.

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All three are loads for fast, flat-shooting rounds, here loaded with good powders and with bullets of good ballistic coefficients. I could work up three loads for two of my faster-shooting rifles that would have about the same trajectory and what-not, as they stand they are quite different. I'd have to tinker around with them a little bit. Oh hell, I'm off today, I might go try them out!

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The 180gr 30 cal Nosler Accubond, BC .507, at a hair over 2900 fps an the 140gr 270 cal Speer TBBC, BC .392, at a hair over 3100 fps fly identically. The 150gr 30 cal Hornady Interbond, BC .415 is a bit off a 1/4" in trajectory out to 305 yds. The velocities could be set at 2900 fps, 3100 fps and 3100 fps respectively and get the same result.

The 130gr 270 cal Hornady Interbond, BC .460, at a hair under 3300 fps and the 140gr 270 cal Nosler Accubond, BC .456 at a hair over 3200 fps are almost identical in trajectory out to 320 yds. The velocity could be set at 3300 fps and 3200 fps respectively and get the same result.

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If, hypothetically, you had two guns that fired the same bullet and bullet weight, one at 3200 fps MV, and the other at 300 fps MV, and both had the same length barrel, same powder, same primer, what do you think the difference would be at 100 yards with regard to how much higher one would hit over the other?

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If they had the same zero. The bullet that left the barrel at 3000 would be .09" higher, progressively, per 10 yards until it reached the maximum trajectory highth. It would then start dropping to .09" lower, progressively, per 10 yards. This is approximate within a 1/4" at maximum trajectory highth and maximum range.

With a 250 yd zero on both. The slower bullet will be a 1/2" to 5/8" higher at 100 yds.

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Hey, I didn't even catch something, my post says 300, I meant 3000!

My 30-06 needs to be set only about 2 inches high at 100 to give a 200 yard zero. Zeroed with 165 grain bullets. Both it and the 7 Mag have the same zero, I like the 200 yard zero because it keeps the bullet close to the sightline longer, and at more reasonable ranges.

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