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Has anyone used 130 gr SST in their 270?

Old 11-22-2009, 04:33 PM
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Default Has anyone used 130 gr SST in their 270?

I just bought a remington 760 yesterday in 270 with a bushnell banner 3X9 for $310 cash out the door. The gun was made in 1975 and has a few scratches, but that's why I bought it. I wanted a gun that I could scratch and not feel bad about, as I've been really tough on my BLR this year.

Anyways, I bought some 130 grain SSTs for it b/c that's the only 130s that the store had. Has anyone ever used these? How do you like them? What can you tell me about them?

I've always used 150 grain SPs in my 308. Will these work as well?

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Old 11-22-2009, 05:38 PM
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i only use 130gr hornady in my 270...they took down every deer i shot with it. with my savage they group at 3/8" at 100 yrds.


130's in a 270 perform as well as a 150gr in a 308 , the 270 is a bit flatter , the 308 has a tad more punch...it's just a very small trade-off.

the difference between a 308 and 270 is just an personal opinion...they are both very similar..

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Old 11-22-2009, 06:31 PM
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First of all the 760 is a great rifle and thats a good buy. And ya those 130grain will get the job done. Im a 30-06 fan but my friend uses nothing but his 270 and he has had no problem with it at all. Hornady also makes the sst in 140 and 150 grain for the 270 if you needed a heavier bullet. If you are hunting mostly open areas that 130 should be just fine. That sst is a sick bullet. He shot a 6 pointer last year but with the 150 grain sst and it blows a hole.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:00 PM
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As far as performance, they will work very well. Trust me.

Often a person, when buying off the shelf, has to locate ammo that does well in their gun. My .270 loves the 130 sst's, so I'm happy about that. If they group well or are shooting accurate enough for you, then your concerns are no more!

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Old 11-23-2009, 04:52 AM
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If your gun likes them your all set. When I bought my 270WSM I figured I'd try the 140 gr Accubond for the one load for everything then I tried the SST and the 130 gr Ballistic Tips. Right now I'm shooting the 130 gr Ballistic Tip. Accuracy wise the 140 Gr SST and Accubond print the same groups, same point of impact at half the price.
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