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    Need some reloading advice for .270

    Hope you guys can help? Some of these are probably stupid questions so I apologise in advance!

    Found someone who is going to load up some .270's for me. All for deer.

    Sticking with 130 grain heads I think.

    Stupid question #1. Will different brands/types of 130 grain head shoot differently with same powder and case behind them?

    Does anyone have any recipes they can suggest? At the moment I am shooting Winchester 130 grain Silver Tips.

    Know I need to try a few different recipes to see what the rifle likes in terms of home loads. Does anyone have a few of any different sorts they made but their rifle doesn't like around Leicester that I could buy to try out?

    Any recommendations on where to buy powder, primers and heads from near Leicester?

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    hi try RL19 57.5 grains or h414 53 grains.i use both and winchester 760 but it takes some getin hold off good shootin ian

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    I shoot two 270 and know quite a few others I would say match the bullet to your quarry not the type you like. you don't say what you intend to shoot so thats my first question to you then after that it depends on what your after from the load. I use hornady 4831 or 4895 and use the first in my 300 win also. to me bullet choice is everything and then work my load to suite the rifle I started using all different types of bullets before settling down to the ones i find work. for me seirra gamekings broke up and i stopped using them on reds just leaving the jackets behind and not many exits.
    most bullets recoved under the skin on the far side this at first did not bother me as they dropped after staggering forward a few paces and my thoughts were all the energy has been dumped inside the animal but after a sika running with little blood thats when i started looking for a stronger bullet to exit with blood loss for larger game.
    game kings worked really well on smaller deer but i wanted a bullet to use all the time, if you are looking for a huge blood trail sst work like no other from my findings some say the meat damage is exessive but if its in the correct place it doesn't matter as nothing is wasted on the rib cage.
    nosler partitions have been exellent and would recomend them as hornady interlocks have been good to me also
    I also liked speer spire points but could not get anymore so found an easier to get hold of bullet like nosler or sst.
    The winchester silver tips are quite fast so the recoil cannot bother you, my load is 60 grains h4831 but that is on max so you need to work up to that but i also found my accuracy was getting up to the higher end of the load.
    I would say think about what you want to shoot and choose a bullet to do the right job, atb wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by mereside View Post
    I shoot two 270 and know quite a few others I would say match the bullet to your quarry not the type you like. you don't say what you intend to shoot so thats my first question to you then after that it depends on what your after from the load. I use hornady 4831 or 4895 and use the first in my 300 win also. to me bullet choice is everything and then work my load to suite the rifle I started using all different types of bullets before settling down to the ones i find work. for me seirra gamekings broke up and i stopped using them on reds just leaving the jackets behind and not many exits.
    most bullets recoved under the skin on the far side this at first did not bother me as they dropped after staggering forward a few paces and my thoughts were all the energy has been dumped inside the animal but after a sika running with little blood thats when i started looking for a stronger bullet to exit with blood loss for larger game.
    game kings worked really well on smaller deer but i wanted a bullet to use all the time, if you are looking for a huge blood trail sst work like no other from my findings some say the meat damage is exessive but if its in the correct place it doesn't matter as nothing is wasted on the rib cage.
    nosler partitions have been exellent and would recomend them as hornady interlocks have been good to me also
    I also liked speer spire points but could not get anymore so found an easier to get hold of bullet like nosler or sst.
    The winchester silver tips are quite fast so the recoil cannot bother you, my load is 60 grains h4831 but that is on max so you need to work up to that but i also found my accuracy was getting up to the higher end of the load.
    I would say think about what you want to shoot and choose a bullet to do the right job, atb wayne
    Thanks very much Wayne for taking the time to write such a comprehensive answer. Really appreciate it!

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    just to add to the last post the h4895 i use a larger 150 grain bullet its a slower round but is exellent on heavy game or for driven piggies it also is really good woodland round in heavy cover i have not had any bad meat damage from those i have been using interlocks and again sst,this is not a long range bullet as it is not a fast round so i have kept it to 100-150 yrds atb wayne

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    Firstly, you will need to take care if you are going to shoot unknown reloads, you would need to be sure they will chamber in your rifle, (full length re sized), & be within safe charge weights, different bullets may or may not shoot differently in your rifle, you will need to try some combo,s probably a good idea to shoot some mixed factory offerings as a base line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukepulford View Post
    Hope you guys can help? Some of these are probably stupid questions so I apologise in advance!

    Found someone who is going to load up some .270's for me. All for deer.



    All deer?
    Moose, Elk, Sambar, or paddock deer?
    A good 130 grn projectile will kill most paddock deer ,but I'd look at least at a 150grn if I were to chase "all deer" with a 270.
    Your ability to shoot well & make decisions on shot choices will make far more difference than the use of different powders,projectiles, cases, etc.

    If you do go with the ADI powders (it's sold as hogdon up there ok, not hornady??), the ambient temp is not an issue either.

    Cheers Sharkey

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    I shot a .270 for years, I used 130grn RWS H Mantles when the estate was paying and requiring me to use factory ammo. When rolling my own I almost exclusively used 130grn Sierra game kings with Reloader 22. 130grn bullets are fine for any UK deer. You will probably find that most loads (with the same weight bullet) will shoot very close to the same point, the .270 is one of those calibres that seems to be inherently accurate.

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    Thank you all very useful! Appreciate your feedback.

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    I use 130gr Sierra Game kings with Reloader 22 very accurate. I run at max load according to the Sierra manual and It chronographs at 2900.

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