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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-22-2017, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Savage 111 270 Winchester

I have 111 that is pillar bedded with a synthetic stock.


No accu-trigger... but lets loose at 3 and half pounds.


The best accuracy I got is 1 inch at 100.. occasionally under an inch, but not consistently.


I have the major brands of bullets.. and powders. More than I need. It seems that Barnes TTSX is the most consistent accuracy I have achieved yet out of all the brands I used.


I don't bother with adjusting COAL.. used to but isn't worth the time and components.. the manual COAL works fine and the rifle only shoots what they say it will shoot.


I have a 03 sporter in the 06 with a 2 groove Remington barrel and that shoots extremely well.. I wish it was in the 270... my 760's shoot better than this Savage.


Does anyone here have any tips that maybe you do to run this Savage consistently. I pretty much tried all the loading techniques known.....

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Is the barrel floated? If it is have you tried putting some pressure between the forearm and the barrel? I use a few layers of a business card and it usually works. Some rifles need pressure.

If it already has pressure then try floating it.

Second if you have the components try 60 grains of H4831 behind a 130 grain bullet. I never used this load with a Barnes bullet but it is accurate with all of the 130 grain bullets I tried.

BTW 1" is pretty good for a big game rifle.
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The O'Connor load.. yes I tried it.


Over an inch... at 100.


I used a Nosler Partition, 130 grain.


But I can try putting pressure on the forearm and barrel...


So I guess I try a consistent load with the business cards.... thanks

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The O'Connor load.. yes I tried it.


Over an inch... at 100.


I used a Nosler Partition, 130 grain.

Yep! That's the one.

BTW I like Partitions for hunting but they have never shot as tight as Sierra and Hornady for me when trying to get tight groups. I'd bet it would shoot tighter with another bullet.
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it does but not consistently.. but it hovers at an inch.


Speer does the best... the jacket is thin.

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There are some variables you can look at, is this a new gun? If the gun is used has it ever shot under an inch consistently at 100 yds?

Sometimes something as miniscule as trying different primers can have different effects. You say that you don't bother adjusting COL, I have had times where a rifle had a long throat and adjusting COL made a noticeable difference, providing less bullet jump to the rifling.

Also, have you looked at the barrel crown? Any small nicks or tooling marks? Try a different scope?

In the past I have chased accuracy in a couple 270s, in my personal experience, they are not as easy to get to shoot bunghole groups as some other calibers.

These are just some ideas, I am in no way an expert on these things, I have just always liked playing with different calibers/guns just to see what they can do accuracy wise, good luck.
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COAL has been explored, and it's been recrowned.


It's not a new rifle... also I used different primers. CCI, Rem. Win.

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Ok,here are a couple more ideas, check rings and bases for tightness, try different scope.

If it is the factory stock, check action screw torque, if nothing else helps you could get a gunsmith with a borescope to check the chamber, throat, and rifleings to make sure nothing is out of wack.
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some guns just won't shoot great, especially a factory rifle with a rack grade barrel. It sounds like you have already tried most of the tricks. I also echo another posters comment that the 270's seem to be a little pickier with loads than some other cartridges. If its consistently under 2 inches then thats really good enough for a hunting rifle out to pretty long range(300 yards).
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