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unrhetorical .270

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by thorborg, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    30 years of nearly monthly handloading does not an expert make. Your experience is needed if you please comenting on a seemingly obvious problem.
    I've finally run out of my 100 gr nosler bullets in .270 spitzer (@$14.50/50 from GI Joes no less) just can't find them anywhere.
    95 or 110 seem to be my choice.
    There are a few offerings of 6.8mm Remington's in 100 gr. available.
    Ok here is the dumb question; Since both the 6.8 and .270 are .277 dia bullets, are they interchangeable? Seems logical, though the 6.8 100 gr. have no canalure, but since I don't crimp I don't think this should drag me down. Am I mising something, this looks to be rather srtraight forward.
    Comments please.
     
  2. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    should be no problem as long as the jacket is rated for the 270 velocities
     
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    For paper and varmints I'd think they'd probably work fine but since the .270 will push them way faster than the 6.8, they'd probably come apart on larger/big game.. the 6.8's are likely more lightly constructed so as to assure expansion at its velocities.
    Buy a small lot (50-100) and try them on paper.
     
  4. SinisterSouthpaw

    SinisterSouthpaw SW WA Active Member

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    You might try these guys who are listing your bullet as being in stock. I buy a lot of bullets from them--psst! the price has gone up a little.

    Powder Valley, Inc.
     
  5. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    "6.8 bullets" are limited to certain (ideal) weight/length for COAL reasons to fit in AR magazine would be my best guess.
     
  6. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks All for the inpu,t Looks like Powder valley has Speer but not Nosler but the price isn't all that bad considering the times so I'll give them a try.