Good .270 round for High-Power Silhouette

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by USN_Sam1385, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. USN_Sam1385

    USN_Sam1385 New Member

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    I currently compete in Bench rest, Factory Class, group/score @ 100 and 200 yards with my Remington 700 Police in .308, and my variable scope set at 6x power. (Max allowed)

    I am going to start competing in the high power silhouette competitions.

    These are shot off-hand, (standing up). Chickens are set at 200 meters, javelina at 300 meters, turkeys at 385 meters and rams at 500 meters. The weight limit for this competition rifle is 10 lbs. 2 oz.

    Therefore, I will be using my Remington 700 XCR in .270. I do not reload just yet, and therefore will need to pick a factory round for the silhouette competition.

    What do you recommend would be an optimal .270 round for shots out to 500 yards on silhouette targets. One of, if not the biggest thing to consider, is how the round handles itself in the wind.
     
  2. brandy

    brandy New Member

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    4350 and Berger VLDs would be hard to beat.
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Thats all find and dandy but you missed this.


    Your hardest part is going to be finding match ammo for the 270 just not out there that I have found.

    This is the closes thing I see to a good match ammo load for the 270.
    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=838996
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2010
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Showing my ignorance this time. Would the 25-06 do the job of the 270? Same breech face as the .308.
     
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Yes they are all 30-06 cartridges necked down to a different size. The OP has a 270 already so he is looking to use that rifle and not purchase a new one.