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#5652839 - 03/15/15 09:36 PM 270 bullet selection
Tff caribou Offline
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I know there aren't many choices in high bc bullets for the .270. But it's the caliber I'm going to learn to shoot long range with until I rebarrel it at Christmas. What bullet would yall recomend that's easy to find?


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#5652870 - 03/15/15 09:48 PM Re: 270 bullet selection [Re: Tff caribou]
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The 270 Win was what I learned on for long range and know it well. I ran the 135 Sierra Matchkings. It's a very good bullet with a decent BC. The Berger VLD's would be tops for high BC in the 270. But they are a little more expensive. If you wanted to keep bullet costs down, a 140 or 150 grain Hornady SST would also be good. They shoot very well and have a good BC for a hunting bullet. If you were going to shoot 500-600 yards or less, a good boat tail soft point would work well. Sierra makes a 140 and 150 grain SPBT, and Hornady has the 140 BTSP. The only issue with a soft point is the difference/deformation in the tip will cause a varying BC, which can/will effect your trajectory beyond 600 yards. I'd lean towards the Berger VLD, then 135 SMK and Hornady SST's. If you were going to keep is less than 600 yards, a SPBT would be fine. The main thing would be to work up a good load that shoots well at 100 and beyond.

Also, seat the bullet out long to gain in accuracy and powder capacity. If recoil was an issue, then dial your load down some. I ran the 135 SMK at 2900 with IMR4350 for many rounds.
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#5652879 - 03/15/15 09:58 PM Re: 270 bullet selection [Re: Tff caribou]
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You may be the one doing the loading for now. Haha. I'm looking at your website now.
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#5653601 - 03/16/15 01:19 PM Re: 270 bullet selection [Re: Tff caribou]
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Look at the Accubond LRs. I was planning to try some in mine but I never did. Not sure what twist rate you'd need to stabilize them though.
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#5653649 - 03/16/15 01:53 PM Re: 270 bullet selection [Re: Tff caribou]
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Have not loaded any of them personally but have been told the ABLR's will stabilize in a standard 10 twist.
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#5654217 - 03/16/15 08:29 PM Re: 270 bullet selection [Re: Tff caribou]
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The 270 150gr LRABs shoot very well in my 1X10 twist with a stiff dose of RL-22.
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