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#3281447 - 07/03/13 10:47 AM need help on what grain bullet to use 270
revron
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Hey guys, I have a new Browning A-bolt 270. I need to know what suggestions are out there about what grain to shoot. Hunting deer out to about 250 yards. But mostly around 75 yds. Thanks for the help
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#3281460 - 07/03/13 11:14 AM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: revron]
EastTNHunter
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140gr is the best of both worlds. I like the Accubonds for hunting and SGK BTSP for practice (sub MOA and cheaper).

IMR4350 or RL17 are the cat's pajamas, as well as H4831, RL19, RL22 and many others. The .270 is usually not hard to load for.

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#3281470 - 07/03/13 11:32 AM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: EastTNHunter]
DaveB
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EastTN got it exactly right. If you handload, play with overall length, should be shooting sub moa with that rig.
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#3281574 - 07/03/13 12:55 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: DaveB]
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I like the 130gr bullet myself.
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#3281577 - 07/03/13 12:57 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: DaveB]
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130 gr. Interbonds, Accubonds, Sciroccos. A ton of other bullets work as well, just find one that shoots good out of your gun and go kill stuff. The 130 gr Sierra Gameking is a good cheaper bullet that shoots good out of most 270s, and kills well.

Edited by Kimberman (07/03/13 12:59 PM)
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#3281579 - 07/03/13 12:59 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: Kimberman]
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I like the 150 grainers
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#3281604 - 07/03/13 01:24 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: Rockhound]
Rubberduck270
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I split the difference and go with 140s (Accubonds) provided the rifle will shoot them. I've got an older Winchester 70 lightweight that hates heavier bullets. It prefers 130s by a long shot.
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#3281610 - 07/03/13 01:32 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: Rubberduck270]
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130-140 accubonds


but i have killed with
130
140
150
180
170 in .277 they all die
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#3281678 - 07/03/13 03:22 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: Deer Assassin]
CPerkins
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130 gr always done well for me.
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#3281768 - 07/03/13 05:20 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: CPerkins]
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I'd shoot what the gun shoots best. 110 grain Barnes, 130 grain IB, 130 grain Deep Curl, 140 grain Interlock, 130 grain NP.

One of my .270's likes 130 gr. IB's and the other one won't shoot a group under 2 inches. The other likes 130 gr. Gamekings.
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#3281847 - 07/03/13 07:16 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: Model70Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
I'd shoot what the gun shoots best. 110 grain Barnes, 130 grain IB, 130 grain Deep Curl, 140 grain Interlock, 130 grain NP.


Solid advice no matter if you shoot factory or reloads. No one can predict what your gun will shoot. Rick's advice is sound.

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#3281862 - 07/03/13 07:47 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: thetoolman]
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 Originally Posted By: thetoolman
I like the 130gr bullet myself.
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#3282020 - 07/04/13 12:17 AM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: Model70Man]
redblood
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270's have long necks. that usually favors heavy bullets, since the bullet can be seated properly without getting into your powder column. i prefer 140 or 150 due to the higher ballistic coefficiency and sectional density. any will work fine
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#3282158 - 07/04/13 09:12 AM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: redblood]
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deer hunting with a 270 ,,you could load most bullets backwards and do the job,,

find the bullet that shoots best at your max range and be happy,,
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#3282870 - 07/05/13 08:59 AM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: Model70Man]
TNlandowner
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Yep, a lot of successful bullets for the 270 Win's, which is my favorite rifle caliber.

I've killed elk, mule deer, whitetails, coyotes, and prairie dogs. with my Browning A-bolt 270. The gun's favorite bullet was a Winchester Supreme 130 grain Silvertips. I don't think Winchester sells them anymore. I once shot a 3-round group of 0.75" at 200 yards! I won a free lunch that day. Even better, I was using a 1984 Tasco "World Class" scope with duplex reticle.
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#3283552 - 07/06/13 07:43 AM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: lung-buster]
tiecampdeerslayer
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Try out the 130 grain Hornady SST. Devastating on deer!
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#3283670 - 07/06/13 10:58 AM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: tiecampdeerslayer]
stik
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130 gr. core-lokts have always served me well.
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#3283741 - 07/06/13 12:13 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: stik]
knightrider
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any of the 270 bullets that will shoot accurately out of your set up is gonna be more than enough medicine for any deer walking. my 700 likes the 130 sst and the ole reliable core lockt in any grain
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#3283972 - 07/06/13 05:21 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: Model70Man]
Huntr2
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130 grain Hornady SST Superformance.

Edited by Huntr2 (07/06/13 05:21 PM)

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#3283984 - 07/06/13 05:32 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: Huntr2]
redblood
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i have noticed standard cup and core bullets shoot the best in my guns, over the bonded or partitioned bullets. on 150 pound TN whitetails shouldnt be an issue anyway. If i had to shoot factory fodder, i would try the federal power shoks. they are said to be very concentric
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#3284455 - 07/07/13 08:30 AM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: tiecampdeerslayer]
vonhogslayer
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 Originally Posted By: tiecampdeerslayer
Try out the 130 grain Hornady SST. Devastating on deer!
nasty ,nasty!

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#3285642 - 07/08/13 12:23 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
130 gr. core-lokts have always served me well.


That goes for me as well. My Remington 700 in 270 really likes the 130gr pointed soft points Most deer drop in their tracks
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#3286123 - 07/08/13 10:08 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: nock]
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130 gr federal premium nosler ballistic tip!!! Enough said!!
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#3286536 - 07/09/13 12:38 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: Model70Man]
Plateau Hunter
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For me the 130s gave quicker kills and shorter runs than the 150s when shot through the chest. I nearly always used the 130 Sierra GKs.
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#3286719 - 07/09/13 04:26 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: Model70Man]
big jim
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Factory ammo...Hornady custom 140's. 140's have a bit more weight and better BC then the 130's

Handloads...I like the interlock or SST in 140 over 56.5 gr of Rl22. sub moa groups (1/4 in), and lots and lots of dead deer from 35-400 yards.

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#3289104 - 07/11/13 11:10 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: Model70Man]
deerhunter10
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I have that gun and I shoot 130 grain hornady sst and they shoot great.
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#3289707 - 07/12/13 04:56 PM Re: need help on what grain bullet to use 270 [Re: Deer Assassin]
DeerKiller2012
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I like 130 myself
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