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Short barrelled .270Win load
Mar 29th, 2020 at 12:00pm
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Hi folks, im looking at cutting my .270Win down to 16-18 inches, and putting a dpt can on it to save the dogs ear drums. Aware .270win is not a great candidate ballistically to be bush pigged, but all my shooting is sub 300m (reds and sika) so im not worried.

Just wondering whether anyone is prepared to share there experiences with shortended .270Win's. Keen to hear peoples thoughts on barrel length, powder types and potential projectiles.

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Josh
  
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Re: Short barrelled .270Win load
Reply #1 - Apr 20th, 2020 at 9:14pm
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I talked to Greg Duley about doing this last month as Im looking to do the same with my .270. Below is what he said:

The 270 makes a very good BushPig, and the best if using factory ammo.
Yep, the barrel length is 18", and the load is either the Federal 130gn Trophy Copper factory ammo for over 2800fps, or loads with the Federal 135gn TLR which has now been discontinued - but luckily it shoots just as well with the Hornady 145gn ELD-X driven by 57 to 58gns of Superformance powder in Norma brass with Federal Fed 210 primers for 2925fps. Yours is a Tikka same as ours which have slightly more generous bore dimensions, but in US brand rifles you need to drop the powder charge a grain to not exceed that velocity/pressure.

Hope that helps.
  
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Re: Short barrelled .270Win load
Reply #2 - Apr 20th, 2020 at 9:31pm
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if you going to be shooting over your dog....I presume your average shot will be sub75yards.....and your 250-300yard shots will be the likes of across gullys where you have time to switch loads.....for sure go and make up a sexy longish range loading BUT for your bush work over dog....go cup n core ,you sure as shite dont gain anything by using a soft sleak projectile up close....150grn partitions are awesome,there are heaps of good options for bush work....heck its a mighty poohseventy,the options are endless....
  
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