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I just bought my first Savage (with AccuTrigger) 111Bgl chambered in .270 Win. Just wanted some input on which loads I should shoot. I hunt a lot of open country and sometimes it requires shots up to 300+ yrds. I never like dialing long distance (anything over 200yrds) but if the time comes and I need to, I want to be confident that my selected load is going to do the job at 300 yrds. I was thinking that 130-140 grain should give me plenty of muzzle velocity but at 300+ yrds would I still have the knock down power to effectively take deer cleanly???
 

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I use a .270 and my favorite cartridge is the Remington 130 Gr. PSP No problems at all at 300 yards the .270 is famous for it's flat long range trajectory
 

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Hi Friend,

You should have no problem with a 130 grain slug, I personally prefer 150 grain. I have shot out 400 yards, with 150 grain slug and still got my animal.

Just zero in at 200 yards and you will be able to hit at 400. It should only drop about 2 inches out at 400. That little bit shouldn't bother, when shooting at a deers' vitals.

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I ended up going with Remington Premier AccuTip Boat Tail 130 GR. The ballistics charts shows 3060fps @ the muzzle, 2639fps @ 200yrds, and 2254fps @ 400yrds. Energy @ 400yrds is still 1467ft-lbs which is still very effictive to take deer considering accurate shot placement in the vitals. I think I'll be pretty happy with this load, but the true test will be out in the field when I put her to work.
 

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You can go to almost any manufacturer's website and look at the ballistics of a given load but I would be sure to test different ammo at the range for the most accurate in your specific rifle when trying to shoot at the ranges you are talking about.May even want to try the Hornady Light-Mags since they offer more speed and energy but make sure they shoot accurate out of you rifle.I would also use the 130grns.
 

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First of all, good choice on your rifle. I'm on my 2nd Savage (110 / 30 - 06) and I absolutely love shooting it. My other was a .243 that unfortunately got lost sometime in the decade that I didn't hunt.

As for .270 rounds, I have heard that 130 grain is preferable for whitetails. It's a little faster, and has less recoil than 150 grain (not that recoil is an issue with this caliber)

However, I don't think it really matters, as long as the bullet opens fast and holds together. The only factor that would change this (to me) is if you're shooting reallly long shots (300+ yds), in which case the "premium" loads might perform better.

As for me, I'm with BruceBruce. I shoot regular 150 grain Remington in the '06. If it doesn't get the job done, shame on me.
 

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Remington's website has a page for taking a gander at bullet ballistics. Personally prefer 130 grain Core-Lokt PSP rounds. Flatter trajectory and still enough knockdown at the distance you specified.
 

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I just bought a Ruger M77 in 270 Win and put a Nikon Pro-Staff 3x9 on it. Gave it a quick boresight at the range, then shot 1 box of the Rem 150 gr core lock to sight it in. My last 3 rounds gave me 2-3 inch groups. Good enough for this years deer hunting.

A friend of mine has been re-loading for me for many years for my other rifles, 243, 30-06, 30-30 and 32 special. He tells me the 130 grain is better for long range, but do to the higher velocity, if I use 130 gr the most important thing is to get the right bullet. One that has a good heavy core and base made for penetration. Otherwise if you hit bone, it may shatter before it penetrates into the vitals. Not sure how much of a problem this is with whitetails, but may be an issue on heavier game such as elk or moose.

I plan on doing some re-loading of my own this winter. Will let you know how the 130 gr compares to 150 gr when I get some experience.
 
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I've always used the 130's and I've never had a deer get to far no matter how bad my shot was... I know it will destroy a front shoulder tho... but I'm sold on winchester supreme with the nosler ballistic silver tip 130's but thats just me
 

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Well our deer opener was on 11/03/07 and I got the chance to put the Remington 130gr AccuTip's to the test! I had a nice doe come out in the clover field I was set up on at 294yrds towards the evening. I ranged her again as she came in a little closer at 256yrds. She pretty much stayed there. It was getting close to sundown, so I made the decision to try and take her. I ranged her again, and now she was even closer at 190yrds. I took the shot, got off a good smooth break on the trigger and WACK! Wrote her a parking ticket right there! My first time deer hunting with a .270 win. The bullet went through her right side just behind the shoulder, took out both lungs and part of the heart, exited through the left shoulder blade and made an exit hole almost the size of a golf ball! I was really impressed with how these bullets performed for my first kill using this gun and load. For this year anyway I think I'm going to stick to these Remington Premier AccuTips.

Good Luck Fellas!
 

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If you reload for the .270 win its hard to beat 58gr of IMR 4831 with a 130gr slug. I have had great sucess with the 130gr barnes xbt(old style) but am almost out and will more than likely switch to the Nosler Accubond. Two years ago I shot a respectible buck at what turned out to be about 310 yds when a buddy lasered it later. One shot one kill stopped it in its tracks with a through and through shot hitting the oppisite shoulder bone. I held dead on. I sight my rifle 3" high at a hundred. What all this says to me is flat, fast, and plenty of bone crushing penetration.
 

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I did alot of different loads for my 270 and the one i found the best for it was 55gr.imr 4350 with the 130gr. Barns x triple shock.it worked really good in my tc encore 270 this is a max load out of the book.i worked up to the load.
 

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130 grain here I use winchester power points & work fine (Ruger recommended in in my ultralite seem to do the job
 

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I've shot 130, 140, & 150gr bullets and you can't go wrong with any of them. I personally like the 150's, they seem to group better at long range. With the bullets I use that is and in my rifle. Excellent round....
 

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All guns shoot different and will perform differently. It sounds like you have a load that you are satisfied with. That is great, but it would amaze alot of shooters the kind of groups that can be acheived with hand loading. I shoot a weatherby in a .270 win and also use a 130 gr. bullet. I use a speer spitzer 130 gr. with hogdon 4350. One big factor in accurate loading is the head spacing in the cartridge and that is something a factory load cannot match to a particular gun.
 

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Hi just join the site and saw your post i to have a few question about a 270win. This year i was able to draw a ranching for wildlife elk tag here in colorado. I used my 270 for this with remington 150gr core locks and was very pleased with the outcome. I took a cow elk at about 420 yards, I didn't place the shot to good. Hit her a little high and a little far back, but thankfully she only went about 15 yards and laid down. The core locks really put a hurting on her, my question is where should i sight my gun in so that it will be dead on at 300 yards, right now i'm shooting 1.5'' high at a 100
 
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