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270 powder question?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by rozziboy18, Aug 16, 2010.

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  1. rozziboy18

    rozziboy18 Member

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    hey guys, just a quick question. between varget and rl22 which is the most consistant. ive reloaded for a while with rl22 in my 270 but iv heard rumers that varget does well also.my goal is to get my m77 270 in the sub area at 100. it will be used mostly for dear hunting with some range time.before anyone asks it's a standart m77 mk2 270 thats ben freefloated,bedded and has a 2.5 pound trigger and will be shot out on my vice, so little human error. thanks guys, again not looking for a magical reciepe i just want to know whats more consistant.
     
  2. Kernel

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    There are better powders for the .270. 4350 and RL19 are two that come to mind.
     
  3. rozziboy18

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    i have some 4350 on the bench. thanks ill give it a try.
     
  4. Remo-99

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    4350 works great in my 270win, Varget seemed a tad too fast, unless your thinking about lightweight bullets.
    I did give 4831 a try with 150gr bullets, but I was getting momentary flash blinded by the muzzle flash through the scope, in low light conditions.
     
  5. Captcurt

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    Try this one. Used it for 35 years.

    My favorite load for the 270 win has shot well in every gun that we have put it through. CCi 200 Primers, winchester brass, 54 grs. IMR 4350 and 130 gr. Speer FB. Not a hot load in my gun but always start at book minimum.

    A friend ran this load thru his pre 64 model 70 and shot a three shot group less than 1" at 200 yards. Impressed the heck out of both of us..
     
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    l11zn281.jpg Since you're going with a new powder anyway, I'd suggest IMR 8208 XBR.

    The muzzled velocity of this load is about 2,850 fps and it has taken 3 deer with no problem.
     
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    Grum,

    I may have to try this one.
     
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    I personally use RL-22 in .270 win because that's what I use in my .300 win mag. Seems to work great in both rifles. It also saves me having one more jar of powder laying around to keep track of.
     
  10. Clark

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    I am shooting a wimpy load of 50 gr IMR4895 130 gr moly ballistic tip.
    I am getting 2850 fps from a 22" ultra light barrel.
    I have taken 8 deer between 329 and 510 yards in the last two years.
    Half the deer drop dead, the other half go 50 feet and then die.
    I would make a more optimum load, but it already gets the job done.
     
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    If you like the Varget, try H4350 or H4831.
     
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    RL22 and H4831 are very good powders for the .270, I would definatly start with there first. Varget is a little on the fast side for teh .270 IMHO.
     
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    With the work that's been done on your rifle, I'm surprised it can't do that with factory ammo. I've always used H4831, but want to try out some 4350 to get a bit more speed in my loads. Two days ago, I was shooting bowling pins out at 1/4 mile with my M77, 130gr Hornady Interlocks, riding 59.5gr of H4831. They were chronographing right about 3,050. I'd like to bump it up around 3,100 just for the heck of it, but more importantly, I really wish I could do better than .73" groups that my current load produces.

    It's tough, but the practice and experimentation are fun.
     
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    I have to add my voice to 4350 for use in the 270 Win.
     
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    I have a 270 Win that I built a few years ago, but I admit that I have shot it very little, and that was with H4350 and 130gr core-lokt and some 100gr Speer HP with average size groups. No attempt to work up loads were made.

    My point for posting is to recommend trying some of the new powders that have been introduced recently, as Grumulkin mentioned. There's nothing wrong with some of the old standby powders, but advances made by the powder companies are giving large velocity increases while maintaining Saami pressure levels using these new powders.
    Alliant's Rel-17 has become the darling of the benchrest crowd, and IMR 8208 is showing promise too.
    Rel-17 will give top velocity in the 270 Win and gives the 243 Win, and similar bottle neck cases, a new level of performance with standard pressure levels.

    As with any thread about powders and bullets, an accuracy load has to be worked up for that particular rifle, as one rifle's pet load may be mediocre in an other.



    NCsmitty
     
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    I think it would be hard to beat H 4831sc for the 270
     
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