Well I didn't tell ya'll what happened that saturday because it wasn't all that great. I tweaked them a little and went to the range today and boy howdy I got me a .270 load now. 230 bal. tip- 54.5 gr IMR 4831.....MMMMMMMMMmmmmm 3/4 " groups at 100 yrds
I just came up with a similar load for my 270. Only difference is I used 57 grains H4831SC. The data in the mannual said they got the best accuracy at 55 grains but my gun tightened up considerably at 57 grains. I'm consistently gettin 1/2" to 3/4" groups at 100yds. I really like the 130g balistic tip bullets.
I also came up with a similarly accurate load using the same powder with my 243 using 95 grain balistic tips. With this load I am using 42 grains of the H4831SC.
Both guns are Remington 700's.
Unfortunately its not in my nature to leave well enough alone and I have several other powders I want to try to see what results I can get
It was a little slow this weekend and I needed the meat and the only shot I had all day was at a 2X2 mule deer (was looking for does). Anyway it was a nice bodied young buck so I went ahead and shot it (got 56lbs meat off it). The shot was 200 yards give or take a few. The first shot it appeared I missed but the deer didn't move at all so I quickly chambered another round and shot again and the deer collapsed in its tracks.
Upon cleaning the deer I noticed I had two entrance wounds within 2 1/2" inches of each other. When I was processing the deer I recovered one of the bullets. It had passed through the ribs on the right side went through at a slight angle passed through the other rib cage and lodged in the upper part of the front leg (I was shooting uphill). When I got home I measured the the bullet with my calipers, it had expanded to .570" at the widest and .5" at the narrowest. Needless to say I'm very happy with the accuracy and expansion of the balistic tip bullet.
Has anybody have a load or feedback with using 150gr bullets for the .270? The manuals I have say that 57gr of H4831 would move them and still keep pressures down. I know I might have to cool them down to tighten them up. Anything would be appreciated.
I use an almost identical load for mine. It seems that my gun favors the 130 grain Hornady spire point. It's not a "fancy" bullet but it's killed almost every deer I've ever shot with the gun with the exception of a few 130gr Win Silvertips that I loaded just for "fun".
Hello, As far as a load for the 150 gr Sierra gameking I was considering using H4831 with a charge of 55.0 grains. I also use winchester brass and WIN Lrg R primers.Has any one used a load similar? Were they happy/ unhappy with it? Any information would be appreciated Thanks :lol: