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    Member Roland on the River's Avatar
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    Default Looking for someone to handload

    Recently bought a Ruger 270Win for my grandson's upcoming 12th birthday. Looking for someone to work up some light loads to get him started. Prefer someone in the Kenai/Soldotna area. contact me at triumph@alaska.net
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    Remington now makes reduced loads in 270, as well as '06 along with a number of other calibers. Would recommend you check their web site for more info.

    http://www.remington.com/products/am...ged-Recoil.asp

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    Default Just anybody?

    I'll just say this and you can take it as you wish. I don't recommend having someone who is not a professional, licensed AND insured reloader do any loads for you, especially for your youngster. There is way too much liability and oops potential involved. I was a professional reloader in the past, had my own business and now that I'm just a John Q Citizen, I won't do it, especially for people I know. As was suggested, there are light loads commercially available.

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    Default Light loads for 270Win

    Thanks SHPHTR and Mauserboy. What a great site we have. This is great info and I'll be buying "managed recoil ammo" Thanks guys.

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    Default why not start loading yourself?

    it's not hard to do correctly, there's lots that has been written (probably find out all you'd want on google). just start slow & follow the directions in any reloading manuel.
    you could probably get the equipment you need for around $100 (give or take), if you don't opt for the "best".
    even the managed recoil loads are suitable for deer size game and will generate more recoil than a 100 gr bullet & a light load.
    I started both of my boys (they were around 7-8 years old - hard to believe they were ever that small, now) on a 280 rem, with 115 gr bullets at around 1500-1700 fps. in an 8.5 lb ruger, the felt recoil wasn't any more than a 223. if you do go this route, BE SURE TO GET RELIABLE receipe info. loading slow burning powders in reduced ammounts can lead to trouble.
    As important as a light load is to introducing a kid to a center fire rifle, get the best ear protection for him you can find and don't let him near the firing line unless he's wearing it.
    good luck & have fun.
    Gary

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    A friend's boy recently wanted to upgrade from the .22 in preparation for a youth hunt . I lent them a old .270 and worked some 130g at 2600fps with imr 4350. With the recoil pad it felt as if it hardly went off. Did not bother an 11 yr old. A few shots with open sights seems like a good idea to get used to the rifle without worrying about the scope.


    Good luck

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    Having read about the possible problems with unlicensed and uninsured reloaders "thinking" that they can ignore things like libility and licensing to make a few bucks, read Mauserboy again. He is dead on the money. I've been reloading for 35 years and the most I will do is show someone else how to do it.

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