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Old 02-17-2008, 03:47 PM
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Default 130 grain vs. 150?

I've had a beautiful Remington Model 700 .270 handed down to me from a family member, so I'm looking for ammo. I've seen that 130 grain bullets generally have a little more velocity and power than the 150's. Is there any big difference between the two? I've only ever used 150s in my old 30-30. I usually don't shoot more than 100 yards, but if the opportunity arises, will a 130 take a buck down cleanly at 100-150 yards?

I've got four in mind right now:
Fiocchi 270HSB (150)
Hornady 140gr SST
Winchester Supreme Elite XP3 (in 150 or 130)
Federal Premium VitalShok (w/ 140gr Trophy Bonded Bear Claw)

Any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:03 PM
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The 150 gr in the 270 is tops for weight, a good 130-140 gr bullet works great in the 270 cal.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:35 PM
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Man, a .270 with a 130 grainer will kill any deer just as well as ANY bullet of any caliber or any weight at any reasonable shooting distance. Read some of the late Jack O'connor's exploits with that caliber and bullet for proof of its effectiveness.
Also, there has been a "new" trend to lighter faster, more sturdily constructed bullets. It seems that bullets like the Barnes TSX will not only completely penetrate anything, but will deliver just about all of their energy into the animal while doing it.
The March issue of "Rifle" magazine has two super articles about this. In one, a gunmaker, took a 7mm STW (Shooting Times Westerner) and necked down to .25 caliber. He calls this cartridge a ".257 Hot Tamale". He loaded 100 grain Barnes TTSX bullets into this wildcat which had a muzzle velocity of 4110 feet per sec. - you read that right - 4110 FPS! He took this on a bison hunt in South Dakota and killed a 2500 pound bull with it. But here's the thing, this "Little" 100 grain bullet went right through both shoulders of the bull and dropped it in its tracks! The solid copper bullet goes right through while expanding and NOT breaking up.
I'm loading up some of these bullets for my .270 WSM and .300 WSM for next season. I'm not sure if these Barnes bullets are loaded commercially for the .270 yet, but there are several bullets out there that are available of great quality with similar performance. Hornady makes a "light Magnum" .270 Win. with a 130 grainer that has a muzzle velocity over 3200 FPS. As Jack O'Connor and Roy Weatherby would have said in their day, "Speed Kills!" and at 3,215 FPS, the 130 grain bullet in the .270 has speed to spare.

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Old 02-17-2008, 09:50 PM
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my ruger hawkeye 30/06 likes winchester super X in 150's ive always had good luck with them

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Old 02-17-2008, 10:31 PM
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I don't know much about a 270 but my Rem 710 3006 works well with 150 grain. But I do hear alot of positive raving about the Hornady products.
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:01 AM
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I use to handload all my bullets. Hornady started making ammo that's was as consistent so that's what I went with. What I'm saying is I really like hornady.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:46 AM
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i shoot a 130 grain bullet out of my .270 and i think that a 130 grain bullet shoots better
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:27 AM
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i like hornady too cept the price.but ya get what ya pay for with them
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