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.270 500yd point and shoot load ?
Jan 8th, 2019 at 8:21pm
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Ok gents, I have the following:
Howa 1500 in .270, (22" barrel 1/10 twist) suppressed.
I'm aiming to work up a load to be able to shoot comfortably at 500yds without too much calculation. I have spent the day trawling through pages and pages on the net and read through a few manuals and have a couple of loads I want to try. Problem is, after the holidays the wallet is a little light so don't want to invest too much into buying multiple packets of projectiles/powders etc so I thought I would check in here before I start spending to see if anyone has had luck with any new "unpublished" loads or is getting good consistent groups in the ballpark of 500yds
  
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Re: .270 500yd point and shoot load ?
Reply #1 - Jan 9th, 2019 at 6:20am
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10 twist will be fine for what you want to do, but 22” will compromise velocity somewhat. Your MPBR will be under 300 yds, so without a dialling scope you will struggle to shoot accurately to 500 yds.

Do you have a rangefinder? If not, 500 yd shots will be a problem as judging distance at that range is difficult, esp if there is dead ground between you and the target. Misjudgement by 50 yds will make a big difference.

If your scope has an MOA reticle you could verify your drops and use that to adjust for range.
  
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Re: .270 500yd point and shoot load ?
Reply #2 - Jan 9th, 2019 at 11:48am
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Before you get to excited, you really do need a rangefinder and a scope with a ballistic turret that you can dial.
I dont hesitate at 500 - 600 yards, but have never attempted anything over 600, mainly cos I just haven't had to.
My standard every day load for 50 - 600yds is 140Gr Accubond and 58 Gr 2213 out of a 22 inch barrel with a 1:10 twist.
These loads average 2847 fps.

My advice would be to get yourself set up, then go an burn some powder and see how you get on at the range before heading out on the hill
  
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Re: .270 500yd point and shoot load ?
Reply #3 - Jan 9th, 2019 at 5:40pm
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3" high at 100
dead on at 270
abit low at 350
hold on backline at 400
past that.....need a rangefinder.... even that VERY OLD method needs you to be farely certain of range.... the reason 350ish is my personal maximum.
  
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Re: .270 500yd point and shoot load ?
Reply #4 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 5:42am
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Micky Duck wrote on Jan 9th, 2019 at 5:40pm:
3" high at 100
dead on at 270
abit low at 350
hold on backline at 400
past that.....need a rangefinder.... even that VERY OLD method needs you to be farely certain of range.... the reason 350ish is my personal maximum.


.....Or what Mickey says
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Re: .270 500yd point and shoot load ?
Reply #5 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 7:30am
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Thanks for your input so far. I have a good range finder and dial-up scope so should be good with the shooting side of it. Is anyone using the 145 ELD-X
  
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Re: .270 500yd point and shoot load ?
Reply #6 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 5:27pm
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Just do a drop chart for your rifle and ammo:
Shoot a big ply sheet with a dot up top from 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500m. Measure the drop for each distance. Go online to the JBM calculator and enter your projectile details. Play around with the speed until the results match your actual results.
Takes out all the guess work and is much fairer when shooting animals - in my opinion...
  
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Reply #7 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 8:55am
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Artimus wrote on Jan 10th, 2019 at 7:30am:
Thanks for your input so far. I have a good range finder and dial-up scope so should be good with the shooting side of it. Is anyone using the 145 ELD-X


Yip - 57 gr 2213
  
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Re: .270 500yd point and shoot load ?
Reply #8 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 4:05pm
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After youve done all of the above put a gong up at 500m and spend 20 shots making sure youve got it just right.. Itll be a bit like throwing a brick but with some practice and walking the range in  youll be hitting that steel plate 9 times out of 10 on a calm day.  Smiley

  

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Re: .270 500yd point and shoot load ?
Reply #9 - Jan 12th, 2019 at 9:18am
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Bos wrote on Jan 11th, 2019 at 8:55am:
Artimus wrote on Jan 10th, 2019 at 7:30am:
Thanks for your input so far. I have a good range finder and dial-up scope so should be good with the shooting side of it. Is anyone using the 145 ELD-X


Yip - 57 gr 2213


Bos what speeds are you getting from this load?
  
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Reply #10 - Jan 13th, 2019 at 8:47am
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5 Shot group averaged 2788fps
  
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Re: .270 500yd point and shoot load ?
Reply #11 - Jan 13th, 2019 at 11:58am
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PM TIKKA. The dude knows this calibre. Did some great articles on his 270.
  
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