Jack O'Connor was the poster boy for the .270 back in the day. I believe his "pet" load was 49 grains of 4064 under a 130 grain bullet. But my memory ain't that great. That, I believe, was the load he found to be most accurate in a 24" barrel. I think his hunting loads were at times hotter and heavier. I recommend his book "Complete Book of Rifles and Shotguns" if you are a gun guy. You can get a used copy off Amazon for around three bucks.
Oh good, a re-loading thread!
I would go my trusty Speer reloading manual once I decided on bullet weight and construction but many others may have a lot more experience and knowledge with the 270. I just reloaded for magnum revolvers with slow burning powders so have nothing useful to share. Anxious to read other's replies though.
.270 win. Is one of my favorites. You need to check out the 130 Barnes TTSX above IMR4350. I believe you could work up a .5 MOA load w/ out any trouble. There a little pricey but who cares, a big Muley. And an ethical take down.... Priceless...!
Any of the medium to slower rifle powders would work fine, so if you already have a powder you use for other full size rifle cartridges that is what I would start with. 4895, 4064, H380 etc. would work fine. The 4350s, 4831, Winchester 760 etc. will be your top choices if you don't already have anything suitable.
Actually I think even the cheap .50 BMG powders that Jeff Bartlett (gibrass.com) carries works well for .270.
I have used my 270 for many game animals, and is a good choice for the lady. I have used most bullet weights from 130 to 150 depending upon my use. I would suggest using your on hand powder if it is listed in the Speer Manual. I usually start by loading one powder weight below their listed recommend load with 9-12 round, the same for the recommended load, and a series of 9-12 with the load weight above the recommended. Every rifle barrel will have it's own accuracy load. Take your pick of what you like for accuracy. I find that some of the best accuracy is loaded down, not up.
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Even if you do not appreciate the looks of that thumbhole stock, it WILL make you a more accurate shooter in the offhand position. Since this is a hunting rifle I would leave it on. It is also easier to support the rifle with just your shooting hand while freeing your supporting hand to retrieve a grunt call or work some rattling antlers. Function before form.
Nice looking stock, and you can't go wrong with a Rem 700 action.
I've never personally loaded for a .270, so I'll also defer to those that have, but I've found that it really isn't too difficult to find a load combo that'll group tighter than most can shoot. Just pick a quality bullet, and find a loading that will deliver the velocity you're after, and shoot it a lot.
Hey Mel, are you a silhouette shooter?
I can remember a guy on a shooting forum going back a few years who posted as ??? in SLO (I forget his actual handle). I eventually learned that SLO meant San Luis Obispo.
He was predominantly a smallbore and airgun shooter from what I recall.
Sounded like lots of shooting opportunities in that area as I remember.
Marking for future reference.
Good choice on the rifle My primary deer whacker is the bog-standard Rem 700 in .270 Win. Not fancy, but very accurate and with minimal recoil. 130 grain seems to work better in mine than the 150 YMMV.
(For the curious - the back-up rifle is a bubba'd Swedish Mauser that kicks like a mule. It'll chop through brush like no tomorrow though, so I keep it around *laughing*)
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