Not sure where you live, but in my part of the country, any one of those shots would drop any whitetail dead in his tracks with proper placement. Although I love my leverguns, my go-to deer rifle is my bolt-action .270 with Zeiss scope. Hope to use my 1894 .44 Magnum next deer season in the thick stuff, but certainly not over a field at more than 75 yards with a peep sight!
If you're trying to get a better grouping (target shooting, whatever) that's another story...I can't speak as to reloading, I just use Hornady 130-gr. red ballistic tips off the shelf.
Good luck with whatever you need to group at 100 yds!
hello marlinmounter and you are right any one of them shots would put a whitetail down with that grouping. and i am not going to make any adjustments i am sure the gun will shoot better than me. ;D that group was shot with some reloads that i rolled up. sense this gun is not a target rifle i don,t expect it to be a tack driver. ;D up here in Pennsylvania were i hunt there are a lot of hardwoods and fields i mostly hunt with my lever guns but like to take the 270 out when hunting around the fields were the shots will be 200+yds and think we might have brewed up some good whitetail medicine with this load. later DCH
Good enough group. I think I would sight her in about 2.5-3 inches higher.
BTW, both of my 270's have 22" barrels. Yeah I know a little short. I tried IMR 4895, 4350, and H4831 with 130 and 150 grain bullets. All powders got similar velocity with similar accuracy. I stuck with 4350. My 150gr/4350 go to load for my 270 is a little heavier than 50 grains. My rifles shoot a littel better right at max charge.