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Old August 1, 2012, 02:12 AM   #1
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What is a good hunting load in .270 win?

I'm new to reloading and would appreciate a lil help. I'm hunting whitetail out to 350 yds with my rem. 700 in .270. (In tn hardly any long shots) I'm thinking about using a lee classic loader to start with... What would be a good bullet/powder combo? Primer too.... Thanks!!

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Old August 1, 2012, 04:55 AM   #2
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130gr Hornady SST, 57gr Hodgson 4831sc Fed 210 primer.
If shooting larger deer then maybe a 150gr nosler partition would be better but I dont have any load info for that!
An with any reloading you should do a ladder test through the powder range looking for any pressure signs.
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Also maybe try to use the search facility first as you will probably find an answer without starting a new thread!!
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Old August 1, 2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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I have shot more than 10 deer with 50 gr IMR4895 130 gr Nos Balistic tip 3.34".

That is a wimp load [2875 fps 22" barrel], but those were mule deer between 400 and 500 yards.

I have a range finder, and elevation turret on the scope, and I aim for the front 1/3 of the animal broadside.
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Old August 1, 2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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Thanks! What are the ballistics like?
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Old August 1, 2012, 02:42 PM   #5
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Another question.... If I'm using the lee classic loader what else will I need?
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Old August 1, 2012, 02:45 PM   #6
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This is prob. A stupid question... But umm what are u talking about aus hunter? ladder test? I'm a total noob to reloading.
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Old August 1, 2012, 03:26 PM   #7
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.270 Win
140 gr Nosler Partition
New Win Brass
WLR Primer
3.280" OAL
55.0 gr RL-19
(This is a MAX load, in the Nosler manual. Work up from 51.0 gr.)


Works every time.

According to a dimwit blonde and her husband, at a rest stop on I-15, that's "...one of them weird antelope deers".
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Old August 1, 2012, 03:44 PM   #8
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I have never used the Lee classic loader. However, You will need to have a way to measure and
Trim your cases, You NEED to get a Good Reloading book and read it and You
need a good powder scale.
No one can Give you the perfect
Recipe load because every rifle is not the same. Always reduce the load you are given and work back up.
You will be looking at your fired brass for signs of pressure
And stress. You kinda need to know what you are look'en for. A good manual will have picture of stressed
Brass and show you comparison photos. The ladder test is a progression of loadings, after you have a starting load,
You will work your load up .3 to .5 grains at a time while looking for accuracy and signs of pressure.
(Example)..If you have a rifle with what is called a tight chamber and you were to shoot a load that was
Tailored to a loose chamber you could/would end up with a stuck bolt, blown primer or worse..
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Old August 1, 2012, 03:52 PM   #9
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Oh... I missed the statement about the Lee Classic Loader.

I would start with the Lee Breech Lock kit, as an absolute minimum.
There are better choices out there, but that's about the best option if finances are extremely limited.
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Old August 1, 2012, 06:46 PM   #10
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Frankenmauser, share some info on that rifle... Very nice
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Old August 1, 2012, 08:22 PM   #11
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How would u recommend that I measure my powder?
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Old August 1, 2012, 08:43 PM   #12
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If I get that lee kit what else would I need? Dies obviously, but other than that. Thank y'all so much!
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Old August 1, 2012, 08:50 PM   #13
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Ruger M77 Mk II "Sporter" (Stainless / Laminate)
Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x40mm
Factory Ruger rings (medium)
Timney trigger and sear, slightly tweaked and polished by me. (Factory spring for ~4 lb pull)
Harris HBH bipod (13.5-23")

Other than the trigger and sear, it's pretty much just a bone-stock Ruger.


It's a bit on the portly side, though...
9 lbs 2.6 oz without the bipod, sling, or any ammo. Each round adds about an ounce. The sling weighs about 7 ounces. The bipod weighs about 14 oz.
So... in the photo, it tipped the scales at about 10 lbs 9 oz. I do, occasionally, carry it while Elk hunting (without the bipod). But its primary purpose is for plugging Antelope, from a sitting position in the sage brush.
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You can use the lee dippers, but I suggest a powder measure and scale. Inexpensive powder measure is the lee perfect powder, I would look at the rcbs 505.
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Kool.
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Old August 2, 2012, 01:16 AM   #16
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Old August 2, 2012, 06:37 AM   #17
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43 gr of varget or H4895...both powders are very versatile...pushing a 130gr hornady soft point very versatile.....the load is light and bullets are cheap, its running about 2700fps and keeps the bullet more in tact....but just mushrooms nicely...
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Old August 2, 2012, 12:27 PM   #18
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If I get that lee kit what else would I need? Dies obviously, but other than that.
If you bought the Breech Lock kit, you would also need:
Dies
Brass
Bullets
Primers
Powder
Shell holder (if not included with your dies)
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Old August 2, 2012, 01:55 PM   #19
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Dies
Brass
Bullets
Primers
Powder
I new about that stuff. I ment like other tools.
Thanks every body!
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Old August 2, 2012, 02:18 PM   #20
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sounds like you need to read/or get a reloading manual and read it all and then youll have a good understanding on how the process works and itll answer all your questions.
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Old August 2, 2012, 07:52 PM   #21
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Dies
Brass
Bullets
Primers
Powder
I new about that stuff. I ment like other tools.
For a bare-bones start, that's pretty much it.
I forgot to also add a set of calipers (0.001" or 0.0005" resolution, if digital).

You can get started with cheaper tools and no scale, but things like the Lee powder measures (Auto Disk, Double Disk, "Pro" versions, Perfect Powder Measure, and the dippers) just leave you guessing at what you're actually charging your cases with. It will go 'gang', and will probably be on target; but fine-tuning charge weights for accuracy is very difficult to nearly impossible.

A reloading scale is highly recommended, over dippers or fixed-volume measures.
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Old August 3, 2012, 11:22 AM   #22
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I think I'm gonna start with the lee classic loader. What will I need with that? Y'all were talking about the breech loader press right?
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Read the beginners reloading sticky at the top of this section.
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Old August 5, 2012, 12:39 PM   #24
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140 gr load

Winchester brass, Fed 210 primer, 55grs IMR4350, Hornady Interlock 140 gr SPBT.
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Old August 8, 2012, 01:16 PM   #25
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Thanks for all the ideas!
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