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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptRB View Post
    The 140 berger , sierria and 145 eld-x will allow what your asking it do. Mid 3100's with Rl26 is obtainable in my 24" stock vangard. I haven't finished the load work but it should settle in at 3120-3130 range with the game changer. The 140 classic berger has a bit more bc but I have not found them locally. These carry 1500#s of energy to 650ish more than enough for deer. This is under my conditions which at sea level 20 degrees at the dew point 75%+ humidity and 30.10 avg barometric pressure. Put some elevation and your carrying your velocity out much further. I have a new 8tw in my safe. I hope to need it by Aug.

    What is an 8tw? Do you mean STW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JemezDave View Post
    What is an 8tw? Do you mean STW?
    Twist rate of the barrel as in, 1 in 8 twist

  3. #23
    I see ADG now offers 7 & 6.5 SAUM brass, that would make for a great hot rod 6.5 or fast twist 270 build in a short action.

    With a standard bolt face Rem 700 you'd have to open the bolt face up and install a new M16 extractor but that's easy peasy for just about any gunsmith.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by JemezDave View Post
    My .270, after 45 years roughly, is getting long in the tooth. It has been my go to deer and elk rifle all these years. It has been supplanted by my new CA ELR in 300Win as I felt it was a suitable upgrade in power, range, and economy. The 300 will be my primary rifle now

    What would be some good potential choices to re-chamber to or should I sell it and move on? Itís a 1974 vintage rem 700 adl 24Ē. Always was fantastic shooter sub 1/2 Moa with my hand loads. Hate to leave it just sit in the safe. 6.5 Sherman comes to mind or?
    I feel you answered your question in your post. 6.5 Sherman. Can't go wrong with it. Unless you are not looking to have to fire form or form brass. If thats the case and you want a 6.5 then I would say the 6.5-284. Brass is already made by Lapua ready to go.
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  5. #25
    I have a soft spot for the 270. Win so I would be inclined to trying either a fast twist 270. Win or 270. Ai. If I were to switch calibers the 284. Win and 6.5-284 win would be at the top of my list. The 280 ai being much more popular and a fantastic round but the 284 for some odd reason just intrigues me. Never shot one, owned one but something about that little case in a long action pushing the 168-180 and keeping up with much larger cases!

  6. #26
    Good to know they make brass for the sherman. If I had to fireform every case that would be a deal breaker for me. I imagine a barrel life around 800 rounds for that round which would be a significant chunk of barrel life screwing around fire forming brass. You may have put that round back on the table for me-thanks for the info!

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by JemezDave View Post
    Good to know they make brass for the sherman. If I had to fireform every case that would be a deal breaker for me. I imagine a barrel life around 800 rounds for that round which would be a significant chunk of barrel life screwing around fire forming brass. You may have put that round back on the table for me-thanks for the info!
    Its my understanding they do not make brass for the 6.5 sherman based off the 270 win. you have to fire form or hydro form. With the 6.5-284 You do not have to. Lapua makes brass for it.
    The memory's of the hunt and fresh meat on the table combined with the beauty of Gods creation. Keeps many a man from being a vegetarian. --- DLG

  8. #28
    I personally love the 280Ackley. Great performance cheap to reload and lots of load options for anything from Antelope to Elk. 6.5 284 is also a good choice albeit a tad hard on barrel life where the 280 will shoot forever. hard to go wrong with either one.

  9. #29
    I like a straight 270 win shooting 140gr projectiles.

    Ive got two 270 barrels that are both 28" long. One is a 10 twist and the other is a 9 twist. Both shoot 140's very well and want to start experimenting with the heavier berger .277 bullets in the 9 twist.

  10. #30

    After doing my drops yesterday I came back to 100yds. I had .2 leftwindage I forget to take out. My zero is 200yds so it is .5 mils high at 100yds(1.75")
    140 game changer @ 3141 SD4 over 12 shots ES was 10. Rifle is a stock weatherby vangard 24" with a timney set at 2#s.
    Hard not to like a 7.5# light kicking rifle without a brake

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