Looking for moral support on .270 Win 130gr SST load

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Looking for moral support on .270 Win 130gr SST load

Post by juniustaylor » June 6th, 2015, 1:10 am

I've been going back and forth on what kind of load to use in my Remington 700 BDL .270 Win. I bought some Hornady 130gr SST bullets earlier this year as that's what I plan on shooting from it. I had some 130gr Federal Power-Shok that I bought from Walmart when I first bought the rifle from the older gentleman I bought it from. He said it was a good shooter (most folks say that when trying to sell a gun). However, when I took it to the 100 yd range with those Power-Shoks, I was very impressed. 3-shot group from a cold barrel was 5/8". The previous owner wasn't lying to me when he said it could shoot.

So, this experience throws a conundrum to me. Is there any reason to reload .270 Win when I can buy the stuff at Walmart that already shoots exceptionally well? Anyway, I like to reload anyway, so I'm going to give it a go. I made a Word file with pictures of every reloading manual I have for the 130gr bullet variety. Everything from 1960's up until current. I prefer not to have to buy another powder so I am trying to stick with something I already have and the current winner is looking like IMR-4350.

Based upon all the data I have, I'm thinking of settling around 54.9 - 55gr of IMR-4350 and will probably set the bullet 0.020" off the lands. I'm doubting I can improve on the accuracy much over those factory loads, but if I can match it or even slightly beat it, then I'll be doing good.

Any suggestions on other powder choices that folks have actually used in their .270's? H4831(SC) and Reloder 22 looked like other good options but I don't have either of those.
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Re: Looking for moral support on .270 Win 130gr SST load

Post by juniustaylor » June 6th, 2015, 1:13 am

This was the 3-shot group with the Federal Power-Shok 130gr ammo from Walmart.
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