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    Default For you 270 winchester guys

    Shot out of model 70
    140gr hornady boattail
    58.0gr h4831 (this is max)
    CCI 200
    Oal from ogive 2.780
    Avg velocity 2984
    .557 inch 5 shot group at 100yds 2 inches high
    2.287 inch 5 shot group at 300yds also 6 inches low
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    Looks like you found a good combo. Interlock bullet? That a new FN model 70?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Looks like you found a good combo. Interlock bullet? That a new FN model 70?
    Yes interlocks... Its a left hand model 70 out of the new haven plant...

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    I got out of the 270 "business" back before the 140's came along, and more's the pitty. I liked the flatter trajectory of the 130's, but mostly used 150's. It appears from your shooting that the 140 is the best of all worlds, and I bet it's hitting harder at 300 than the 150. Good to know, because I've been getting the 277 itch again here lately. The only question in my mind now is whether to put it in a 270 Winnie case or the 270 WM. In either case, that 140 looks like the right pill.

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    I thought about a 270 wsm but its a severe overbore for sure... The 270 weatherby would be cool one to have... Winchester made a run in the mid 90's of 270 weatherby mags in their classic sporter lineup... Like to find one of them

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    Yeah. I've had a couple of 270WM's over the last 45 years- one a Wby and the other a custom. Outrageous plains caliber in my eyes, but dumped the last before moving up here in the mid-70's. Sold it on the bad info that it wasn't useful in Alaska. What BS! In any case, I never got around to replacing it.

    I had convinced myself that there was some kind of "glass ceiling" on the caliber, since heaviest long range bullets were 150's. Finally occurred to me that I have lots of other calibers in the rack if I want heavier bullets for some use, but that didn't mean the 270 couldn't shine on everything up to moose. Ah well, there's not a 270 Winnie in my rack right now either, and I still haven't invested in replacing either. Sooner or later, though.....

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    Thanks for the write up and pics. I've got a LH M70 action I will have a 270 barrel put on. I've never tried the 140's...got to rethink that one. I've got 2 other 270's (my Grandfather's M70 & a TCR87) that I've always done well with. For deer sized game the 270 was DRT. Some Nosler 160's stashed for "just in case".

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    I agree with you guys on the 270 shooting 140 gr bullets. I've used Sierra Gameking, Hornady SST, Interlock and Winchester Fail Safes. All shot great out of my Husqvarna. I too think it's the best bullet weight in this cal. It's all I use for these big whitetails we have here in Sask.

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    Try the Swift A Frames in 140~~~

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    "270 WSM is severe overbore, 270 WM would be cool to have" ?? 73 gr water for WSM vs. 79 gr water for Weatherby

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