.270 info

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Donzo, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Donzo

    Donzo New Member

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    My son has just got his first centrefire rifle , he opted for a .270 Howa 1500 , topped with a Bushnell Pro Yardage rifle scope ,,,,,he is finding ammo availability a bit limited for the lighter grained factory loads to allow him to use any of the supplied ballistic turrets ,,,anybody any advice ?
     
  2. Donzo

    Donzo New Member

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    I should have mentioned ,,,we are in the North of Ireland
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    My experience is the 270 shoots best with 130 grain bullets(ymmv).
     
  4. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    Same here. I have found that the .270 seems to perform the best with 130-grain bullets.
     
  5. Tjurgensen

    Tjurgensen New Member

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    Try the Winchester XP3 130 gr. rounds they are a little pricey but shoot and preform exceptionally well.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    First, welcome to the forum. When you have a minute, drop by the intro thread and say hello.

    Second, congrats to your son on what should be a great rifle- and one of the best big game cartridges ever made.

    Expect that the 130 gr is likely going to be favored by your rifle- you did not say what the turrets you have are for- If you can find the 130 rainers, and you need a different turret, would get that. Also good candidate for handloading.
     
  7. MTHunter

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    I use the Winchester Super X soft points in 130 gr. Here in the US they are about $19-$20 a box and IMHO are just as accurate and effective as the more expensive brands. As others have said the 130 gr is what you want stay away from the 150 gr they do not perform nearly as well as the 130 gr in any situation. I have put down deer, elk and bear with those bullets and never had a misfire. I would suggest these or the Remington Core-Lokt both are equally as capable as Nosler, Barnes or any other so called name brands.