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.270 plinking target load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by magtech, Oct 6, 2011.

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  1. magtech

    magtech Member

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    So i have my Game load but i'm looking for a more ecomomical target load thats fairly accurate. I'm guessing h4831sc as the powder, and i have a bazillion free brass. what do u reccommend for a bullet? Something economial that can give me pride of being able to pull 1-ish moa. Cheap is definetly the main priority of this.
     
  2. spclpatrolgroup

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    My game load is the same as my plinking load, Hornady Interlocks, Speer Hot Cor, Remington Core Lokt, are all great bullets for use on game like deer, and cheap that enough they wont break the bank. My prefered load 58.3gr of H4831 with a 130gr Interlock.
     
  3. LeonCarr

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    To kinda echo what has been said, I would use the same load for hunting and plinking/practice. Standardizing on one load means your gun will always be sighted in for that load with no sight/scope adjustments from one load to another. There are bullets out there(Hornady SPs, etc) that are inexpensive, accurate, and have good terminal performance on game.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  4. magtech

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    i'm taking 140gr AB 58.6 4831sc for elk, but i was looking online and i can find 100 of another bullet for cheaper than 50 ab's. hmmmm. Or i could just stop thinking of new things to do and just play with my load for plinking and fun. I've got the rest of my life to make more money.. hmmmm
     
  5. capreppy

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    I like the Hornady 130gr SP. I bought 5 boxes of 100 during MidwayUSA's last blem sale. They were going for $11/box so I've got enough bullets for my 270 Win to last me a lifetime.

    Even at full retail, they are a great bullet and very economical.


    eta: RMR carries .277 130gr SP at a very decent price. If I didn't already have a bunch, these would be a good way to stock up on some bullets.

    eta: I think I ate too much and am now realizing you were talking about target loads :(

    Try some of the youth loads off of Hodgdon's website. These are definitely lower recoil and I'm sure you can find a good load for target/practice.
     
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  6. little cleo

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    try 130 gr ballistic tips their accurate andcheap
     
  7. GooseGestapo

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    Try the Prvi Partisan bullets from Graf's.

    I've used them 100gr in .243, 100gr in .257, 150gr and 165gr in .30 cal and 150gr in .311" Most are 1.5-2.0moa give the gun and load will do so.

    All were "ok" for accuracy and game performance for deer is good. On sale they are about half what the various bonded and 1/4 what the partitions run.

    If you hunt elk,ect with a Nosler Partition, the Partisan's in the same weight will make a good "practice" round.

    I was getting ~1.25moa from my Custom M98 in .257Roberts this afternoon with the 100gr .257 Prvi Partisan's. Same load with a Sierra GameKing got .7moa for 5-shots. But, at 100yds both will kill a 100lb deer....just as dead....
    (45.0gr of IMR4350 @ 2,980fps. Winchester brass and LRP.).

    With the .270, you can load with Varget, IMR4064, or H4895 and get 90%+ of the normal velocity but 3/4 the cost in powder. Most deer won't be able to tell the difference....
     
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