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Old 12-05-2018, 09:42 AM   #1
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Default Reloaders - whatís your favorite .270 recipe?

I have IMR 4064 on hand and 130 grain Barnes and Nosler BTs. Would consider buying another powder if you guys think itís worth doing, but would certainly prefer to use what I have. Shooting a Ď83 Win. featherweight XTR. Thanks in advance!


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Old 12-05-2018, 10:24 AM   #2
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My loads for the .270 have always been with IMR 4350. Basically the same charge weight of 55.0 gr/CCI 200 and just change the bullet. My original A-Bolt stainless stalker loves 130 gr. Sierra BT, 130 gr. Speer Grand Slams, 130 gr. Nosler BT. I changed over to the 140 gr. Hornady BTSP with 53.2 grains of IMR 4350 several years ago and haven't looked back.

Use what you have. I'm not sure what velocity you'll get, but if its an accurate load with the Barnes bullet I'd stick with it.
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:08 AM   #3
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Necking the brass down to quarter cal.
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:15 PM   #4
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My loads for the .270 have always been with IMR 4350. Basically the same charge weight of 55.0 gr/CCI 200 and just change the bullet. My original A-Bolt stainless stalker loves 130 gr. Sierra BT, 130 gr. Speer Grand Slams, 130 gr. Nosler BT. I changed over to the 140 gr. Hornady BTSP with 53.2 grains of IMR 4350 several years ago and haven't looked back.

Use what you have. I'm not sure what velocity you'll get, but if its an accurate load with the Barnes bullet I'd stick with it.
I use same powder with 130gr Speer. Not sure on amount but itís shoots 3/8 group out of Tikka T3. Absolutely love this caliber and gun
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:06 PM   #5
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4831sc 60 gr. The classic load for 130's in .270

nosler BT's ad accubonds shoot same poi.
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:17 PM   #6
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55.5 gr IMR 4350 and a 130 Sierra hits like Thors hammer
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:40 PM   #7
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56 gr IMR 4831, 130 gr SST and CCI 200 primer.
Just started this year and the animals i have shot have not gone far. Doe dropped and buck only went about 20 yards but zero blood. Exit on doe was same size as entrance and bullet did not exit on buck.
Might work on using a different bullet next year.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:15 PM   #8
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I also shoot 55.5gr IMR 4350 with 130gr Hornady spire point flat base cci/200... Shoot this load out of several different rifles and they all shoot it very well...

Edit: add that I used to shoot the Sierra 130 spitzer, but had issues with them coming apart on a hard bone hit. The Hornady has a heavier jacket and has held together much better for me.

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Old 12-05-2018, 09:50 PM   #9
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130 sierra gameking spbt.
57 grn imr 4831.

100 grn hornady spr pt
53 grn h 414

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Old 12-05-2018, 09:54 PM   #10
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Another one here shooting 55.5 grains of IMR-4350 with a 130 Sierra Gameking.
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:27 PM   #11
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57 grains IMR 4831 , 130 Nosler BT
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:09 AM   #12
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60gr H4831sc 140gr Berger VLD
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:27 AM   #13
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4831sc 60 gr. The classic load for 130's in .270

nosler BT's ad accubonds shoot same poi.
This here.........years ago I used the same load (regular H4831) and Partitions in my 22" barreled M700 Mountain Rifle. Ballistic Tips were too fragile for my tastes.

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Old 12-06-2018, 09:41 AM   #14
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This here.........years ago I used the same load (regular H4831) and Partitions in my 22" barreled M700 Mountain Rifle. Ballistic Tips were too fragile for my tastes.

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H4831, 130 Partion or Accubond has worked well for years!
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:23 PM   #15
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4831sc 60 gr. The classic load for 130's in .270

nosler BT's ad accubonds shoot same poi.


Yep, mine loves 59 grains of 4831sc and 130 Nosler ballistic tips. In my rifle they are moving 3150 fps at the muzzle. from pigs and deer to elk and exotics they have all dropped like a sac of potatoes.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:38 PM   #16
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60gr H4831sc 140gr Berger VLD


Exactly what i use!


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Old 12-06-2018, 06:10 PM   #17
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57.8gr Reloader 22
130 Gamekings spbt
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:37 PM   #18
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Absolutely nothing wrong with 4064 in the .270. There are other powders that will give you a few more feet per second, but it's doubtful any will prove more accurate. Get a good manual and work up. You and your .270 will be happy!
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:49 AM   #19
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I inherited this load from my father, and have never had a reason to deviate.

61.5 Gr of RL 22 behind a 130 Nosler partition with Winchester brass. 3-4 different bolt guns take this load, and all shot lights out (under 3/4" at 100 yards). Even 22" barrels produce over 3200 FPS (pre-64 featherweight).

In modern loading data it notes above maximum listing however when he originally worked this load up decades ago it was listed as a max or a little less. I have never had any signs of over-pressure in any of my rifles with this load, nor has he. That said, if you try to go with this powder, work your way up in your own rifle per the tables. every gun is different.
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I inherited this load from my father, and have never had a reason to deviate.

61.5 Gr of RL 22 behind a 130 Nosler partition with Winchester brass. 3-4 different bolt guns take this load, and all shot lights out (under 3/4" at 100 yards). Even 22" barrels produce over 3200 FPS (pre-64 featherweight).

In modern loading data it notes above maximum listing however when he originally worked this load up decades ago it was listed as a max or a little less. I have never had any signs of over-pressure in any of my rifles with this load, nor has he. That said, if you try to go with this powder, work your way up in your own rifle per the tables. every gun is different.
Good point here. This is also the case for the IMR 4350 loads... 55.5 gr is beyond current recommended maximums, but my old Hornady manual I used to work my loads up, 55.5gr was good to go... If you handload, DO IT BY THE BOOK!! In a lot of cases, under loading can be just as dangerous, even worse in some cases... Win 296 is REAL touchy on under loading.
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This has been a great load for me for a long time.
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