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Old September 26, 2010, 08:04 PM   #1
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Whitetail load 2010

I am going to use a new load this year. Last year I shot a buck with a 140 gr. Sierra SBT and a doe with a 120 gr. Barnes TTSX. This year I am using a 120 gr. Sierra SPT. Here is my load and data:

Winchester N.P. Brass 2.540" trim length
CCI 200 Large Rifle Primer
120 gr. Sierra SPT
61 grs. H1000
.015" Free Bore
Avg. Velocity= 2846 ft./sec.

4 shot group at 100 yards.

Yes....no, I think I'm ready.
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Old September 26, 2010, 08:08 PM   #2
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You neglected to say what cartidge this was ..... I'm guessin' .284 Winchester?
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Old September 26, 2010, 08:11 PM   #3
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Sorry, 280 Remington. Good guess....very close.
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Old September 26, 2010, 08:18 PM   #4
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2846 f/sec is a bit slow for a 120 grain bullet..... this a reduced load for a kid?

If it prints well, great.

I have had poor results in both the .270 WIN rifles I tried H1000 in.... IMR 7828 worked mush better for me.
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Old September 28, 2010, 08:36 PM   #5
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That .280 is deff. a shooter. Nice group.
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Old September 28, 2010, 09:27 PM   #6
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If you aren't going to be shooting over 200-250 yards you are all set. Where I hunt, sometimes a 300 yard shot is all ya get, so a bit more velocity is nice. But to me, the real deal is the accuracy. Shooting a 300 win mag that gives 5 inch groups ain't worth the effort, regardless of whether it is the nut behind the trigger or the load or the gun. A 257 Roberts that shoots 1 inch groups at a hundred yards and has 1000 ft lb of energy at 300 yards beats the snot out of the 300 win mag for deer or antelope. IMO
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