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Reloading bullets
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:05 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading bullets Reply with quote

check the reloading database on this site for loads for your .270 there are some gooduns there. get a reloading manual beg borrow or steal another and double check everything. I used to use win 760 powder for years with good results but now Im lazy and use ar2206.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading bullets Reply with quote

Slimjim is right. Stay with the lead core. I've tried barnes and I haven't found a load yet that I was happy with, just a few that were OK. Also, I'm well aware that barnes need a faster twist rate. I was working with a 223 w/1n9 twist. They cost a whole lot more too.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading bullets Reply with quote

aznative, my point was stay with lead core reloading data for lead core bullets. I like Barnes bullets for hunting and have several loads for my .270 and .223 that shoot 1 MOA or better. I am also getting higher velocities and flatter trajectories with the Barnes bullets. However, don't expect Barnes hunting bullets to shoot the tight groups of a target bullet.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading bullets Reply with quote

WNCCHESTER:

'There's only ONE thing that can't safely be changed. The rule, "Start low and ONLY work up IF no over pressure signs occur." '
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That really says it all, and it's worth repeating. Start over again at the low charge whenever changing ANY component.
I broke this rule once, changing from Federal to CCI primers, and the change had no effect.
The NEXT time, I wasn't so lucky . . . I had worked up a load for a .223 using once-fired Remington brass. When I switched to once-fired Black Hills brass, I got a cratered and flattened primer, AND a broken trigger sear.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading bullets Reply with quote

44marty wrote:
The NEXT time, I wasn't so lucky . . . I had worked up a load for a .223 using once-fired Remington brass. When I switched to once-fired Black Hills brass, I got a cratered and flattened primer, AND a broken trigger sear.

44, sounds like you have the same experience that I have had. Changing brass has one of the most significant affects on accuracy. Definitely don't mix them and expect good results.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading bullets Reply with quote

May I suggest, visit your favorite sporting good retailer that handles reloading supplies. Look at what supplies they have and buy a reloading manual. Don't buy a Barnes manual if you are going to use Speer bullets. Regardless of the benefits of the latest and greatest try and use "standard" components you can get easily.

This will get you started in the right direction. When you have a good load developed, and can repeat it's performance. Then think about trying new things. The idea is to keep as much as you can the same. Changing only one item or component at a time. As already mentioned start with beginning charge weights and slowly work up.

It's custom ammunition you are making for your gun. Have fun be safe use a manual.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading bullets Reply with quote

I agree with 211 and 44 marty....I've shot many deer at distances of 400 yds. with my .257 loaded with 100 gr bullets an never lost a one....And i have the 300 ultra mag but its not about the power its about accuracy!!!....So like every body else has been sayin find what works for you....find a comfortable load that you can handle, and is consistent in accuracy....and thats the one you will be killin deer with....

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading bullets Reply with quote

I have found that my Ruger M-77, and A-Bolt in 270 love 140 grain bullets. They both shoot exceptionally well with Hornady Spire Point Boattails; SST's: Nosler Balistic Tips, and Accubonds. I worked up to 58.0 grains of IMR 4831 with CCI BR-2 primers in Winchester cases. I get 3030 fps in the Ruger and all of these bullets are 1 MOA or better. Don't attempt this load without a gradual work up of the load.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading bullets Reply with quote

"I wouldn't even suggest anyone even looking at Barnes data even if its just the minimum. It just isn't worth it or any confusion it might cause."


"Confusion it might cause"? Goodness, what might THAT be?


"Other than reloading as a teenager, I've only been reloading for a year now.'

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading bullets Reply with quote

I have been loading for the 270 win for almost 40 years and I really believe that each caliber has a pet weight. The most effect in my years of hunting is the 130gr, up until 3 of 4 years ago I shot Nosler partitions exclusively and have since switched to the Accubond. Again in my experience the Accubond is a little more accurate as is a boat tail.
If someone emailed me I would send them a photograph of the 5X5 bull I got last year and they could post it.
The load I use is 53.5grs of IMR 4350 and my rifle is a CDL. Please remember that every rifle is different so you should work up to this load even though it is not max and does not show any sign of pressure.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading bullets Reply with quote

sask boy wrote:
I have been loading for the 270 win for almost 40 years and I really believe that each caliber has a pet weight. The most effect in my years of hunting is the 130gr, up until 3 of 4 years ago I shot Nosler partitions exclusively and have since switched to the Accubond. Again in my experience the Accubond is a little more accurate as is a boat tail.
If someone emailed me I would send them a photograph of the 5X5 bull I got last year and they could post it.
The load I use is 53.5grs of IMR 4350 and my rifle is a CDL. Please remember that every rifle is different so you should work up to this load even though it is not max and does not show any sign of pressure.

Blessings,
Dan

Dan, I'm from Speedy Creek, Sk. Send me your pic and I will post it for you.

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