270 Factory 150g Partition and handloads

Discussion in 'Up To .375' started by colorado, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. colorado

    colorado AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    34
    My Photos:
    12
    Went to the range today. Handloaded some 150g Partitions for my two sons 270s.

    Started out with factory Federal Vital Shok 150g Partitions Accuracy was very good (.5 MOA) velocity was slow 2740 fps. It's good ammo if you can find it, problem is we can't. I was also surprised how slow it was.


    So I went to my ancient handloading notebook and loaded some 150g Partitions:

    Remington cases, Federal 215 Primers, H4831 powder:

    57g 2919 fps sub moa
    57.5g 2940 fps sub moa
    58g 2950 fps all holes touching
    58.5g 2980 fps moa

    No pressure signs on any loads, primers look good, no bright marks on the case heads, easy extraction. Probably going to go with the 58g load ... Guess I'll be loading for the boys for awhile.

    :)
     
  2. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,640
    Likes Received:
    462
    My Photos:
    396
    Member of:
    KZN Hunters Assoc
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Canada, USA, Mexico
    Now run out and find a supply of powder before it disappears.
     
  3. greyfox

    greyfox AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    15
    what rifle are you shooting these out of? My son is taking his Tikka 270, I worked up a load of 130s for him.
     
  4. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,660
    Likes Received:
    145
    My Photos:
    68
    Member of:
    NRA, NA Hunt Club
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia, South Africa (2)
    Sounds like a winning load to me. Nearly 3000ft/lbs of energy. Will take anything a .270 should.
     
  5. PHOENIX PHIL

    PHOENIX PHIL AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,628
    Likes Received:
    212
    My Photos:
    23
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    USA, S. Africa
    Next post should be of a couple of elk with .270" holes. Sounds like a great load. For years I only had two rifles, a .270 and a 7mm Mag. Interchangeable for mulies and elk as far as I'm concerned.
     
  6. colorado

    colorado AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    34
    My Photos:
    12
    I'm shooting the handloads out of a original BDL in 270 with a 22" barrel which I gave to my youngest son a few years ago. I bought it in the late 60s. It was my only rifle until my father in law gave me his guns (including a left handed BDL in 270 for my oldest) about 10 years ago. Then I bought myself a CZ 550 in 500 Jeffery, since obviously Dad had to have a bigger gun. My youngest has gotten an elk and a very large feral hog with it so far. Can't go wrong with a 270, 7mm or 30-06 in the Rockies as far as I'm concerned.
     

Share This Page