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Bullet choices for .270 winchester (130 grain)

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by cajun 48, Mar 26, 2011.

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  1. cajun 48

    cajun 48 Member

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    Choices, choices, choices! All in 130 gr. and using H4350 powder.
    Barnes TSX, Hornady Interbond, Nosler Ballistic Tip et al! Gonna be used for deer hunting (whitetail) and maybe pigs both under 200 yrds. Any ideas/suggestions? or am i worrying too much!:confused:
     
  2. Steve H

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    Those are all good choices. Personally I use the Barnes.
     
  3. NCsmitty

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    Either the Hornady Interbond or Nosler Accubond. With the introduction of reasonably priced bonded bullets, there is nothing like a lead core bullet for reliable performance and the bonded core keeps it together.

    Lead-free bullets are an expensive answer to a non-existent, politically invoked, problem, and I refuse to use them.

    Ballistic tipped bullets can sometimes cause fragmentation problems in close range shots at the high velocities of some rifles.



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  4. bobnob

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    I would think the Hornady SST which is nice and cheap would be satisfactory for your purpose. We don't have whitetail deer down here but from what I have read they aren't that big nor do they have particularly thick hides. Willing to stand corrected on that point if I am wrong...

    The SST I certainly have found very effective on very large boars, even covered with dried mud and scar tissue.
     
  5. j2crows

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    My .270 with 4350 and Noslers Accubond is the cat's meow for me.
     
  6. Grumulkin

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    My 270 Winchester load is quite accurate and uses 130 gr. Remington Core Lokts over IMR 8208 XBR. Talk about cheap shooting. You can read more here:

    Deer at the Farm
     
  7. 35 Whelen

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    The .270 is a wonderful deer cartridge...good choice on your part! You may be worrying a little too much. Properly shot, deer and hogs are not difficult to kill. So, unless you just want to use a premium type bullet, the standard cup and core bullet will work fine.
    I'm with Grumulkin, the Remington Core-Lokt bullets are hard to beat. I've used them in my .257 AI and they're the only hunting bullet I use in my .308. I've never lost a head of game and any bullet I've happened to recover held its core nicely. That being said, I'd not hesitate to use the Speer SPBT as gamestalker suggested.
    Good luck.
    35W
     
  8. gamestalker

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    I've killed elk, deer, antelope, and bear with a Speer 130 gr. SPS BT with the Hot Core. This bullet delivers excellent ballistics and stays very intact during penetration. A healthy charge of IMR 4350, H1000, or RL19 my favorite powder for this cartridge, have delivered up to nearly 3200 fps, and uncomprimised accuracy at extended distances. I once shot an antelope at over 600 yds. with that bullet, through and through with a massive exit wound that litterally blew the heart out, and most of the lungs!
     
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    non-existent - The question has been asked over and over. How do you get a single bullet to reliably expand at the furthest limits of range/velocity, yet still hold together if a close-in shot presents itself with dense tissue and bone? This question inspired the Partition and many other designs since.

    politically invoked - only recently, and yes, those that make it are agenda driven beyond unsubstantiated environment hazards

    That being said, for white tail, mono-bullets like Barnes, GMX, and eTip are just another option that you pay a premium price for.
     
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    I have an excellent recipe for .270 winchester that yields very tight groups in my rifle. It flies just under 3000 FPS

    bullet- Hornady 130 grain sst
    primer- winchester large rifle
    powder- IMR 4064- 47 grains
    case- winchester with no crimp
     
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    One more for Core-lokts; bought them bulk (5000); shoot them at anything/everything.
     
  12. Craigman

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    +1 both or these are awesome performers!



    But its nice knowing that you or your children are not consuming pieces of lead though.....weather its an issue for you is , and should be(not the state), up to you.
     
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