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Help! Ammo for 270 Win.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by musky hunter, May 24, 2003.

  1. musky hunter

    musky hunter New Member

    Apr 11, 2003
    Toronto, Canada.

    What loads do you guys recommend for 270 win. Some loads that are specific or all around. Factory loads now, i will reload latter when i save some more money!! Winchester and Remington specific would be much appreciated. It is hard to find ammo in Canada.

    1. Varmints (blow them up)
    2. Coyotes
    3. Deer
    4. Elk
    5. Black bear
    6. Mid Size Moose
    7. All around
  2. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Terlingua, TX; Thomasville,GA
    Odds are that about all that is regularly stocked are the 130- and 150-grain ammo, and even the latter is somewhat uncommon.

    There's a 100-grain load that works for varmints, including coyotes.

    The 130- for deer, and the 150-grain for elk, bear and meese. The latter bullet for better penetration, particularly on a quartering shot.

    At relatively close ranges, under 100 yards, say, the 130-grain would probably be the best all round, even for the larger game. You can probably be pickier about shot placement, close up.

  3. cratz2

    cratz2 Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Central IN
    If you can order anything from the major companies, the Hornady SSTs are very impressive but they can be only be ordered from the factory in 130 Gr in loaded ammo. Friend of mine swears by them. Most of the deer he's taken with a rifle in the last couple years have been with the 117 Gr SSTs in 25-06. He claims they have been very decisive. I do know they are very accurate. This guy is a benchrest competitor and he loads ammo for me in a few cartridges and he swears that these are as accurate as almost any match bullet. He also loads the 110 Gr VMax for me and though I've taken a few crow and one coyote with that load, I use the 75 Gr VMax in 25-06 much more often.

    As Art suggested, 130 Gr is the all round weight but for anything heavier than whitetail, I'd feel more comfortable with the 150s and would really rather have a premium bullet such as the Barnes XBullet or Nosler Partition. Keep in mind, I have no first hand use of the .270 in elk, bear or moose but these are the bullets I would chose if I were going to use my .270 to hunt any of them. :p
  4. Sodbuster

    Sodbuster Active Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Gallatin Co. MT
    cratz2 mentioned the Hornady SST, a great bullet if you can get it. He also mentioned the Barnes X bullet, which you may find somewhere near you masquerading as the Winchester FailSafe bullet. The FailSafe is a popular and effective clone of the X bullet, and in .270 it weighs 140 grains. Since you mentioned Remington, the 130-grain Cor-Lokt has been around for years and is a very good deer round. The elk hunters I know who shoot the .270 have used the FailSafe, Nosler Partition and Federal's loading of the 150-grain Sierra GameKing. And then to add confusion, Hornady makes the Light Magnum loading in .270. I love this caliber. :)

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