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#6102790 - 12/26/15 03:24 PM 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question...
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Well, it's looking like I'm gonna start getting into some offseason predator hunting. I live in Clovis NM where it's regularly windy enough to really effect the 17hmr, .204, and 223 that I already have. As I was thinking about maybe getting a 243 for those windy days, I had the idea to load one of my. .270s with light barnes bullets for the windy days. I have a very lightweight custom .270win (7.1 lbs scoped) that isn't much fun to shoot with 130 gr loads. I though a 95 or 110 grain load might be a great predator round as well as a great med game load that wouldn't kill as bad with recoil. I was curious what you guys thought. Thanks.

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#6102808 - 12/26/15 03:38 PM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: ltsheets]
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Wouldn't you have enough clothes on in nm this time of year to not feel it?

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#6102820 - 12/26/15 03:45 PM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: ltsheets]
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Lol the main reason for trying is more the smaller bullet for coyotes, etc than recoil but it's supposed to be what the wife uses too on backpacking hunts and she wants nothing to do with it haha. I figured maybe this way I get a varmint rifle and she wouldn't be as afraid of the recoil. We have 2 other 270wins other than this one that all shoot 130+ grainers already.

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#6104052 - 12/27/15 11:22 AM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: ltsheets]
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Any other opinions? Will probably order some bullets today.

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#6104106 - 12/27/15 11:57 AM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: ltsheets]
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I'd go with the slightly heavier bullet, on the off chance of needing more impact energy on something given the chance.

Been shooting 270's since the early early 1970's and never felt the need, but with the advent of better bullets I'd still lean towards the 110's...and have started picking up older 100gr SP's in Speer out of estate sales etc for just this same job. An old friend always shot 270 factory 100gr'ers with excellent success...but then he's a very recoil sensitive and small framed guy getting older these days too....and an excellent hunter. Keep us posted on how your handloads work out.
Ron
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#6104112 - 12/27/15 12:06 PM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: WileyCoyote]
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Thanks Ron. Will do.

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#6105012 - 12/27/15 07:34 PM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: ltsheets]
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I load Hornady VMAX 110's for my .270, and shoot deer, hogs plus everything in the predator/varmint category here in Central Texas with them, and they are deadly effective.

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#6105173 - 12/27/15 08:33 PM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: ltsheets]
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For varmints and coyotes try the Sierra 90 gr JHP. Exceptionally accurate in the 270s I've tried it in. The BC is low but can push 3500 fps and the recoil is low.
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#6105545 - 12/28/15 06:27 AM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: ltsheets]
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If you are still looking at the 95 TTSX, it should be ideal even at extended range. It was made for the 6.8 so the minimum opening speed is around 1600 fps.
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#6105795 - 12/28/15 09:20 AM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: ltsheets]
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That Vmax 110 sounds like just the thing for predator hunting, though they probably won't punch all the way through a big pig. But, if I were to use my 270 for predator hunting, I'd just stay with my standard hunting load, which is a 130 gr Nosler BT. Or maybe...that new 110 gr Accubond, which I think I remember having a MV of near 3500 (I think, but should go check). The Vmax would be much cheaper, but not as tough.

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#6105807 - 12/28/15 09:27 AM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: ltsheets]
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Not much fun to shoot? its a .270.... The 110s are good bullets but you wont notice the difference in recoil
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#6105814 - 12/28/15 09:29 AM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: ltsheets]
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I shoot an old savage .270win that weighs right about the same
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#6105970 - 12/28/15 11:03 AM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: ltsheets]
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I would think recoil has to be less. About the same powder and 20gr less bullet. I'm not expecting it to kick like a 243 now but a little less would be nice. That gun kicks like a mule with 130s pushed to 3050...and no I'm not recoil sensitive. Just know that that rifle will bruise me during load development and kicks hard enough that my wife doesn't want to hunt with it. The only rifle I have with more recoil is my 270wsm that doesn't have a break and pushes 140s at 3150.

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#6106119 - 12/28/15 12:11 PM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: ltsheets]
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Any Ya'll going to the DSC Show, look for Ray Sasser the Outdoor writer from the DMNews, and ask him about his experiences using a 270 & factory 100gr'ers growing up in Deep East Texas...and see if you can get him to comment on the differences in recoil 'tween the 100 & 130 gr'ers.
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Ron
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Remember Aesops Fables of the "Scorpion & and the Frog's" crossing the river...

... we must hang together, or we will ALL hang seperately, Ben Franklin..

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#6107148 - 12/28/15 08:52 PM Re: 270win w/ 95 or 110gr TTSX question... [Re: WileyCoyote]
ltsheets Offline
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I'm not going to be able to make the DSC...what would he say?

Originally Posted By: WileyCoyote
Any Ya'll going to the DSC Show, look for Ray Sasser the Outdoor writer from the DMNews, and ask him about his experiences using a 270 & factory 100gr'ers growing up in Deep East Texas...and see if you can get him to comment on the differences in recoil 'tween the 100 & 130 gr'ers.
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Ron

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