I'm not close to my loads but I did get a little over 200 FPS more out of it. I was not pushing the load either. I was more interested in how good of group I could get out of it. The partition load I used stacks them at 100 yards. I just posted a kudu pic from this summer. I connected with that bull at 300 yards offhand. It did take 2 shots as I believe the partition load was moving too fast. I have another load with Barnes TSX that is just as good which is probably where I will go with next loads.
I have always been a wildcat guy trying to push the limits with my loads for my long range shooting in South Dakota.
Interesting. Well, 200 fps isn't bad.
Trigger Creap, I built a 338/06 for my first trip to Zim and was very pleased with it (225s at 2500 fps Partitions). So much so that I used it for all my hunts until the 3rd one in Namibia. For that I took my 7mm/08 with 140 gr bullets. I was not pleased as I felt I was a little light in the weight range. I shot many head of game including Oryx and all but one went down with one shot. The one that did not was a side on shot at an oryx that hit the elbow of the front leg and didn't penetrate very deep. dropped him on the second shot but I still "felt" under gunned. My problem, wrong bullets. Took the 338/06 on trip 4 and will use it for trip 5. Will the 270 do it? Sure, if all goes well. Will I use my 7mm/08 again? No. I'll stick with 30/06 or bigger (180 gr or bigger) if for no other reason than peace of mind on penetration and hole size. I like Partitions. They work great for me so why change?
LOVE your quote. And I always liked John Wayne's...
"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid."
Hi guys, I also have a .270, love it for a number of reasons, good bullets, good shot placements, they will go down, as said shot a big wildebeest bull, one shot, no problem!