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Thread: Nosler 150 gn LRAB's - any good on game ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Does anyone know where I can get LRAB 150 grn .270 from?
    Thanks.
    Haha, good one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Haha, good one!
    I think what dogmatix is trying to say is Hahahahahahahahahahaahahhahaahhahahahhahahahahahah ahahahahhahahahahahaha!

    The .270 LRAB's are rarer than rocking horse shit at the moment, which is why I just worked up a load for the 150 Bergers.
    Hopefully this will change in the not too distant future, but they are also pretty scarce in the USA so I won't hold my breath.
    Bergers seem to do ok though so will happily use them for a bit as I know they go well on game.
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    And still the dot survives
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    And still the dot survives
    Scope has since been adjusted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Haha, good one!
    Haha yourself
    DM, your network must be pretty piss poor.
    Got some off the shelf. South of the Bombay hills though, so I guess I might be being a bit harsh on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Haha yourself
    DM, your network must be pretty piss poor.
    Got some off the shelf. South of the Bombay hills though, so I guess I might be being a bit harsh on you.
    Was there any more there?????? Do they have a website???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Was there any more there?????? Do they have a website???
    Nah. Just one box. If they don't work for me, you can have the residual.
    Cheers
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    You are a good man B.

    PS, I've given up with the .277 LRAB, spending all my $ and time on black rifles instead.
    Still haven't tested the 77gn TMKs on game yet though.
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    I gave the .270 150grn LRIB a spin today. (A7 .270wsm)

    Used N560 and Hrbrid v100. Magazine length. Hit pressure pretty quickly with both. Came up with a workable load with each powder @ 3065fps. Would have liked 3100fps. Could try 2215 but don't want to buy any more powder.

    Only 2 shot groups at 100yds, but bullets were touching.
    Last edited by Tahr; 08-05-2016 at 08:23 PM.
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    I meant 2225 (above) to try. And LRAB (not LRIB).
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    Im getting really good speeds with 2225 and 150 VLDs, havnt shot the LRABs I have yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Im getting really good speeds with 2225 and 150 VLDs, havnt shot the LRABs I have yet
    Let me know how they go when you do.
    I don't want to use too many for load development, because they are scarce as hens' teeth and cost gold. $147/100 delivered. I was shocked, but had to buy them just to ram one up dogmatix.
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    I'm a bit disappointed with 3065 fps with the 150grn LRAB (270wsm) I'm getting, that's right on the pressure limit (one grain higher gives ejector marks). Quickload told me (@64k psi) I should be close to 3150 with N560, and QL is usually on the money.

    I'm wondering about 2 things. Firstly, maybe the long bearing surface of the LRAB pushes the pressure up, or that I would do better using Norma cases that stand a bit more pressure, rather than Remington that I'm using.

    I guess a third thing is that I could try a slower powder, but apart from MRP and R22 which you can't get, N560 is the best option on Qiuckload. 2225 (Retumbo) and 2217 are both down around 3k. That's confused though by Ryan_S getting good speeds with 150 Berger and 2225.

    Any thoughts?

    Or should I just be happy, and go and shoot stuff?
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    That's a curler there @Tahr, with the BC of those projectiles even poking them out at 3065 you're equiped to do some damage out to very far away. With my 20" barrel 270win I had them stoked up reasonably warm over 2209 and was putting them out at 2850 and they carry plenty enough energy out to further than I'm prepared to shoot in most cases. Is your barrel factory length (24")? It's an A7 right? So I'm assuming very similar barrel to my 85. I'm getting 3180 which is fair steaming along, have confirmed drop using those numbers out to 600yds so I'm pretty confident everything is correct. I'm using Norma brass though so I'm gonna hazard a guess that I would be getting pressure using any other brass.

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    In fact, here's a good example of differences in brass... When I was doing load development for my 85 I loaded up a whole heap of 130 vld using 2213sc and when I shot them the very first round (starting load) gave me a sticky bolt, I had measured powder individually for every case and was a bit miffed at getting a sticky bolt on my starting load, decided to fire another and it was fine, then proceeded to fire all my development rounds right up untill I was a full 4 grains above my starting load and got no pressure with any of them, when I went to clean the brass after it turns out somehow I had loaded up a Winchester case as one of the starting load rounds, all the others were Norma

 

 

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