I am going to reload for my new 270 wsm, I have beenreloading formy 270 win for over 20 years, I lovethe accuracy and the expansion of the 130gr bullet on whitetails.I understand by reading some of the posts here thatthe ballistic silver tip has a tendency to break up on impact at close rangewhen pushed athigh velocity. I have never had any problem with the 270 win, and I use siarra 130gr boat tails, those reloads I had at 3000fps. Here is my question. can I reload my 270wsm useing the Ballistic silver tips at a velocity that will work at ranges from 100 to 300 yards and still hold together at the shorter range. and if so, What is the maximum velocity I dare push it ? Thanks in advance, Stevie
Manf. bullets with the same expansion rates at various ranges and velocities is pretty much impossible. But I would think that the silvertip bullets will do well at 3000 fps. That is about what I push my Nosler ballistic tips at out of my 270 win. And I would think that the silvertip bullets are probably a bit more resistant to expansion than the noslers.
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last year i shot an antelople at 250 yrds with my 7mm wsm and 140 gr. ballistic silver tips. the bullet came out through the opposite shoulder and only left a quarter sized hole. Later on that year with the same setup i shot a whitetail at 50 yrds through the chest. when i skinned it out the shoulder was blown up so bad it was just hanging be very little tissue.
thats pretty typical of what I've saw from ballistic tips, I've had them shed they're jacket 3 times on deer, they were at 23, 37, and 53 yds. but I've got complete penetration through heavy bone at 500 yds at other times. this is with 140's with mv's anywhere from 3200 to 3550 fps.
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You know I have never had an issue. But I reload for my buddy,with bullistic tips and gamekings from a 270win only going about 2900fps. And he is complaining now swearinghe is having trouble finding deer after shot saying they run 150-200yards. He's a field hunter,may have something to do with it. I am a thick woods hunter. So my deer don't seem to go over 30yards. So I question him and he said the internal organs are mush but very small exit. It sounds like its working good to me.
I used the same setup in .270 (now .270 WSM) on white tail, never had a problem, never had one run off on me. They will do some major damage if you hit heavy bone at close range. If you like the bullet but are worried about over expansion use the bonded noslers, I think they made them for heavy skinned game and for those who believe the scuttlebutt about the BST "blowing up" or not penetrating.