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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-20-2016, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Currently loading for my 270 using imr 4831 130 grain nosler ballistic tips groups are better then factory ammo but I am right at an 1" I am shooting an old 1972 remington 700 bdl but I feel I can do better any suggestions I have 2 other powders 4064 and 8208xbr friend of mine is willing to let me try his reloader 22 would there be any advantage with switching or just try it out

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One inch for a hunting rifle is good. You don't need any more accuracy for big game.
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If you are shooting consistent 1" groups from a 700 sporter, that's pretty darn good. If you can sit at the bench and shoot, say 5 three shot groups and average 1" with a factory 700 sporter, personally I would call it good if velocity is there.

If I was going to search for that golden load of .5 MOA or less with 130 grain bullets, I would probably reach for a can of IMR 4350.
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I may try 4350 was my other choice of powder but when I went to purchase they were out and for a deer hunting rifle yes 1" is good but I wanna see if I can bring it in closer I know it's not the same but my 223 remington 700 is shooting alot tighter groups and hoping to dot he same with the 270

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Re: Need some advice

With my bdl i tried imr 4350 and 4831, but i got better groups with rl 19 with 130 gr sierras, and got even tighter groups like .5" with 140gr ballistic tips and h4831sc
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getting smaller groups is a mix bag of things, you can try changing OAL of loaded ammo, as well as different heads and powders, you can also try sorting out brass for more consistent weights of brass to get less variances between rounds, and other things can be done to make brass more consistent and true
the accuracy game is a combo of things, no ONE thing will work for every gun
re crowning a barrel can help at times, trigger work< bedding> using a crono to see what your loads are actually doing

seen many stock 700's shoot sub 1 inch groups, so its not an impossible expectation at all, own a few myself that will give my custom rifles run for there money
its many times about just finding that one load it likes best, even with custom rifles, just cause its custom doesn't mean it shoots every thing great! FAR from it to be honest!
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Best I ever did with accuracy was IMR4350 behind a 140gSPBT. I don't recall the charge, but it was tight.
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I'm shooting RL22 with 150BT's in my pre64 M70 and getting groups of about 1.25".....at 200.

RL22 is often seen doing well in a 270. If you have access to try some, go for it.
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Yea my buddy is gonna help me load up a few to see how they act

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Just an FYI. If your shooting 1" groups with 4831 it may be better to try lighter or heavier charges of 4831 rather than another powder. Seating depth will also influence group size.
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