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well I have been using and reloading 130 hor sp in my xl 270. with desent results. has anyone had great results with any certain bullets they reloaded. was thinking of trying the 110 grain sierra pro hunters.
 

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150gr Partitions. a lot less meat damage.
 

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I've gotten great results, both in accuracy and terminal performance, with Nosler bullets. Handloads with both their classic 150 gr Partition, the old 130 and 150 gr Solid Base and the current 140 gr Accubond have proven themselves in a few different .270 Winchester rifles. One of my wife's bears, and a 350 lb boar I took years ago, both fell to a single shot using the 150 Partitions.

On the other hand, an 1950's Belgian Mauser will hold 1/2' groups at 100 yds with factory Remington 130 gr CLs and has accounted for two whitetails in two years, both dropped in their tracks.

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I have had good success with the 130 grain Hornady SP and the 150 grain Sierra BT. My longest shot ever was with the 130 grain Hornady on a whitetail doe at 350 +/- yards.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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I used the Hornady 140 spbt that they used in their light magnum ammo. At 200 yards on a young muley buck, the bullet seperated when hitting a rib going in and created two good sized exit holes.
 

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I had pretty poor luck with both the Sierra and Speer 130 grainers on mulies as well.
 

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I've been loading for many different 270win chambered guns over the years and I can tell you one thing for sure.

In my friends XL-7 270 with 60grs of H4831, CCI 200 primer, 130gr Nosler Ballistic Tip, he gets 3100fps, and 1.5" groups at 200yds.

In another friends Mossberg 270, I load 58grains of H4831 and a Speer 130gr SP. While he's still learning the gun, and how to shoot, we get 1" groups at 100yds when he does his part.

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.
 

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I agree with dmsbandit. The nosler BT,s 130,s, 140,s or 150 are an excellent long range deer bullet. Another great option is the 130 or 140 accubond. The AB,s are tougher than the BT and extemely accurate. If you want a serious bullet that works up close or at long range you could choose the partition and smoke an elk just fine. h-4831 sc is always an excellent choice for powder. If you run out of H-4831 then grab some IMR-4831 it will do the same thing with less powder. Oh yea, all nosler bullets work the best, ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 

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thanks for the replies. I have been working with 130 hor sp with decent results with 53 grains of h4350(1.5 group at 100). That being said I had some imr4064 that I am going to try as it was laying around. Next time on a powder run i will have to pick up some 4831.
 

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Certainly try the IMR 4064 with the 130 grain bullets. I get my best results with that powder. When I switch to the 150 grain Sierra's they seem to like IMR 4350 better. YMMV
 

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I have installed and zeroed several scopes on XL-7s in 270 using Federal 130 grain factory loads. MOAish 3-shot groups from new barrels is always a good sign of things to come.

I'm not much of a 270 guy, although I have long been a fan of Jack O'C, but I do load 140 grain Partitions in my 270 WSM, which is my #1 elk rifle.

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I,d bet the late great jack O conner would of jumped all over the 140 partition. I know he liked the 130 PT alot. Jack would of went nuts with all the bullets we have these days.
 

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+1 on the Sierra 150 grain SBT and IMR4350
 

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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.
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.
 

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I have had great success with the Speer 130gr Hot Core, 130gr Remington Core-lokt, and Hornady 130gr standard interlok. Just your standard
run of the mill cup and core bullets. All three shoot super in my .270's along with the 130gr Nosler Ballistic Tips. I generally use the bullet weight that made a cartridge famous. In the 270 Win it was the 130gr bullet and the 30-06 it was the 150gr bullet. Never saw a need for heavier bullets when hunting Pennsylvania Whitetails with the .270 Win or 30-06.
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My favorite is the 130 gr. Speer grand slam ,shooting these gets pretty expensive though. My next favorite is the 140 gr. ballistic tip. This is based on shooting accuracy out of my XL7 270 on paper as I havent gotten to use either on a deer yet. I LOVE the 165 gr. grad slam out of my MR-7 in 30-06, Killed a BUNCH of deer with it, NEVER had one to take a step. I didn't hunt with either gun last year though after I got my 358 Win put together!
 

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I am one of those sight-in at range, hunt 3 days and gun back in the closet till next year, guys.
I shot 3shot group at 100 yds last year, all holes touching, (never done that b4) :eek:
cheap $249.00 .270 using rem 130 corelocks from wallyworld.
didn't get a shot last year but maby I was smileing too much? ::)
now what do have to do to make mine accurate?
 
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