Same here...tried the 140 grain Hornady BT one year on a mule deer hunt. I don't think they held up any better than the 130's, so that's when I went to the Sierra 150 grain BT if I need a heavier bullet. So far, so good.biku324 said:Had excellent accuracy but so-so deer & elk performance with the Hornady 140 grain BTSP. Got absolutely stellar results with the Sierra 90 grain Varminter - hit one prarie dog at over 400 yards with these.
My Dad shot that exact load (58 grains of H-4831) with Sierra 130 grain boattails from 1952 to about 1969. Most deer DRT. In 1970 he couldn't get the Sierras so he loaded Hornady 130 grain bullets, these shot great. The part that sold him was when he hit a deer face on in the chest at about 175 yards and it was DRT. When we skinned the deer we found the bullet right under the hide by the rear ham. Needless to say there were two believers that day. In addition Dad killed approx. 5 elk in Wyoming with the same load. I could start a war with this next statement, but Jack O'Conner had it right about that rifle cartridge and the 130 grain bullet. I think his accomplishments with that cartridge speak for themselves. Guess what bullets and load I use in my 270.dmsbandit said:Pick your 130gr bullet, and your brand of brass, but load between 58-60grs of H4831 and you'll get 1" groups or less without fail. It is the load Jack O'Conner used for years and it is the load that made the 270 what it is today.