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Thread: Load for 130 gr sp in .270

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    Load for 130 gr sp in .270

    Hi All,

    Has anyone got a good load for .270, using 130 grain sp, and N140 powder the cases will be norma, bullets probably be nosler or sierra? going through a steyr mannlicher luxus

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    I'm cautious about giving a load for a different rifle, but the vit loading guide can be downloaded and I found it really useful for starting points.

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    N140 is a bit fast for the .270- you'd be better off using a slower powder. N160, N165 and N560 are good choices, as are Reloder 19 and 22 and the various 4350's and 4831's.

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    vta guide says in volume 8, for 130 grain sp, load should be either n160 or n560, start load of 51.5 grains to give 2779 fps and the n560 with 56.2 grains to give 2873, will have to look out for some N160 in a pound tub, has anyone had good results and grouping with the other powders mentioned?
    thanks for all your replies so far

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    Just in the process of developing a load myself. i will be using Hornady 130grn SP, CCI large rifle primer , Federal Brass and Vit N160.I will post my results as and when I can get to a range, bit busy at the mo.
    Tusker

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    thats great, will look forward to your reply in due course, thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanandrew64 View Post
    vta guide says in volume 8, for 130 grain sp, load should be either n160 or n560, start load of 51.5 grains to give 2779 fps and the n560 with 56.2 grains to give 2873, will have to look out for some N160 in a pound tub, has anyone had good results and grouping with the other powders mentioned?
    thanks for all your replies so far
    I'm using 57 grns of reloader 22 behind 130 grn nosler balistic tips in norma cases, which according to the book should be around the 3000fps mark (though i think i'm probably under this slightly due to my barrel length).

    Grouping seems ok, though it does tend to open up as the barrel starts to get warm (normally after 3 or 4 shots), but then the max load according to the book is only 58 grns anyway, so i'm not surprised.

    Just watch your cases. I've also tried rws cases, and find i can't get as much in the rws cases as i can with the norma.

    HTH

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    Hi,

    My Steyr Classic Half Stock .270 likes a Sierra pro hunter 130 gn with 58.5 gn Reloder 22 about .5mm off the lands, CCI 250 primer. Chronos at 2900fps +/-20 and .5"gp at 100m. Safe in my rifle, maybe not yours! It also has a Maxim mod fitted.

    Stew

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    that sound interesting, someone else i know said that sierra worked well in them, i use them in my .308 tikka in 125 grains, thanks for the info

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    There is absolutely no point deciding what load you are going to put through your rifle base on how it shoots through someone else's. It won't shoot the same and even if it shoots o.k it is likely to need fine adjustment to reach its best in your rifle. I know I have said it in other threads but if you are new to reloading then I would read a book called 'the abc s of reloading' so you know you not going to make any basic mistakes. Then look up 'ladder testing' as this will save you a lot of time and expense when it comes to fine tuning your load. Good luck.

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