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Old 05-18-2009, 08:48 AM
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Does anyone now of any bullets made in round nose for 150 grain .270/6.8? Any help will be most appreciated!

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Old 05-19-2009, 06:16 AM
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I'm pretty sure Sierra has them.
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:04 PM
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ORIGINAL: Bernie P.

I'm pretty sure Sierra has them.
Thanks Bernie, actually sierra discontinued them but I have been able to find a few on some online auctions, so hopefully I'll win them.

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Old 05-19-2009, 01:39 PM
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Default RE: 150 grain round nose in .270?

I know plenty of guys use them and I have used them myself. They work and in some cases better than spitzer bullets. Unless you just have the need for some nostalgic ammo there really isn't a reason these days for shooting them...esspecially in the eastern half of the country.

Typewriters work......computers work better.

round nose bullets work....in most cases for medium game, spitzers work better.

Good luck and your best bet for finding them is in bulk from places like Midway or MidSouth.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:26 AM
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I know plenty of guys use them and I have used them myself. They work and in some cases better than spitzer bullets. Unless you just have the need for some nostalgic ammo there really isn't a reason these days for shooting them...esspecially in the eastern half of the country.

Typewriters work......computers work better.

round nose bullets work....in most cases for medium game, spitzers work better.

Good luck and your best bet for finding them is in bulk from places like Midway or MidSouth.
Your right SKB, what I'm looking for is a tough brush bullet. We just signed the lease on a new tract of land here in the NC blueridge mtns for deer hunting. The land is super thick and because of the terrain there will be no shots over 100 - 125 yards. The only rifle I have is my .270 so I want to work up a load for this type of hunting. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:12 PM
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Default RE: 150 grain round nose in .270?

It's an unproven fact that a round nose bullet is better than a pointed bullet for shooting through brush. Many studies have been done on this and all of them came out with the same conclusion...there are no consistentcies from study to study. With shots being under 150yds, I would go to a 150grn bullet of any make just to reduce bloodshot meatcompared toa higher velocity 130grn, as long as the 150 shot accurately. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against round-nose bullets. I just don't think that a probable brush shot should be the main reason to load them.
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:40 PM
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Default RE: 150 grain round nose in .270?

I have seen a few articles about this. There may be a theoretical advantage to using a slower heavier bullet. In real life, there isn't. You can't predict what a bullet will do going through brush.

Simply changing shape will have even less effect.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:30 PM
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Try reloading the Nosler 160gr. Partition Semi Spiter bullet with 54.5grs. of H4831sc, Nosler claims it will be around 2777fps.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:11 AM
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Thanks to all for the suggestions!
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:39 AM
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Dixie... Hornady makes or made a 150 gr round nose. I seen a box last week at one of the local gun shops.
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