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    110 grainers in 270win

    Hi all,

    Just looking for some general feedback regarding loading 110 grainers in my 270. No particular reason but may pursue this later if the mood takes me and given ongoing component supply issues I may plan for this in the future.

    Rifle is a Remington Mountain with a swapped in standard 700 barrel cut to 22”, 1:10 twist to improve balance and consistency without too much weight gain.
    A bit of a shot in the dark but I had a spare barrel and action so what the hell. Very pleased with the result.

    Please share your thoughts/experiences on this or any other lighter bullet weights.

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    What are you planning on shooting ?

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    I have a heap of sierra 110gr projectiles I'm contemplating testing out too. The guy i got them from has used them on deer pigs etc for years he highly recommends them.
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    Used these on goats years ago while living in Central
    Looking back at my notes I used 52 Gr of 4895 back in the day, through a Sako Finnbear. The most accurate load I ever found in that rifle - like clover leaf at 100

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    Used 110 Hornady, later 110 Barnes.

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    Treat them as a varmit round and don't poke them through tough animals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehorse View Post
    What are you planning on shooting ?
    Not sure, just finding out if anyone found them functional on a range of game and in what situations. Have Reds, Fallow and Goats locally.
    Like the idea of a faster stepping bullet without getting exotic.
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    The whole idea of 270 is light bullet going fast and flat. Drop it to 110gr and it's going to be faster and flatter... to a point.

    Not all bullets are created equal. Make sure the one you pick is appropriate for the type of animals you'll be shooting at the impact velocities it'll hit them at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos View Post
    Used these on goats years ago while living in Central
    Looking back at my notes I used 52 Gr of 4895 back in the day, through a Sako Finnbear. The most accurate load I ever found in that rifle - like clover leaf at 100
    Grew up hunting goats, rabbits, etc in Central. Love that country. Was thinking the 270 with 110’s would give me a useful second gun when hunting lighter game with beginners. Better for them to carry/shoot the 223.
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    I shoot the 110g Barnes at deer. No issues yet but haven't stretched the legs because I haven't had the opportunity to shoot one past 100m yet. I won't be afraid to have a crack because they shoot very nice in my gun.
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    its ALL about projectile construction....barnes will reem a deer lengthways and a hornady HP wont exit a hare....... the barnes will kill reds with ease but be slower than a cup n core and the hornady hp will only do so if hit in earhole or slipped in between ribs...it will be bloody mess.
    there are lots of inbetweens that should work fine,you are basically turning rifle into a .243
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    Light for caliber projectiles shed velocity and energy faster than heavy ones. Starting of fast may disadvantage you in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehorse View Post
    I shoot the 110g Barnes at deer. No issues yet but haven't stretched the legs because I haven't had the opportunity to shoot one past 100m yet. I won't be afraid to have a crack because they shoot very nice in my gun.
    I use the Sako Powerhead II (Barnes 110 .277) .270 load for work which provides ammo (they stipulate 'lead free' only ammo... best forget it has a lead styphanate primer in it!)

    Anyway, works fine out to around 200m, but after that you'll start seeing anomalies in ballistic performance, both mid flight and terminal. Don't rate the bullet and don't think it's a particularly good load either TBH.

    Yes, MV might be around the 3,300 fps mark but with such a light, low BC bullet you'll lose any 'advantage' to a slower 130 grain+ lead bullet once you hit 300m.

    Comparing the Hornady Precision Hunter 145 grain load in my own rifle with a shorter barrel vs. the work rifle with the Sako load at 300m on targets, night and day in favor of the former!
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    110gr pro-hunters are devastating on goats . I intend to try the harder Game-Kings at some stage. I'd imagine the p-h's would be the same on fallow at sensible ranges

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    Worked up a load with the 110 pro hunters and shot one deer at reasonably close range with it, killed the deer but made a hell of a mess, looked like a grenade had gone off behind its shoulder. I imagine they would work a bit better once slowed down a bit but then a 150gr would work better fullstop.
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    270 is a harmonic divisor number[1]
    270 is the fourth number that is divisible by its average integer divisor[2]
    270 is a practical number, by the second definition
    The sum of the coprime counts for the first 29 integers is 270
    270 is a sparsely totient number, the largest integer with 72 as its totient
    Given 6 elements, there are 270 square permutations[3]
    10! has 270 divisors
    270 is the smallest positive integer that has divisors ending by digits 1, 2, …, 9.

 

 

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