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Holy Crap, have been looking to place an order for some 277 Caliber bullets lately, wanted to start playing around with some different bullets for my 270 Wby magnum.

Looking at Nosler, Hornady, Speer, Sierra, and several others. It is enough to drive you mad. I already know that my rifle shoots Barnes "X" bullets quite well, but barnes bullets are getting rather expensive for me. At 37 Dollars for a box of 50.

Decisions , Decisions, Decisions. Uggggggggg!!!!!!

Just venting fellas. Anyway got a box of Nosler's and a Box of Hornady 130 Grain SSt's on the way.
 

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What is your intended purpose with these bullets? I have found Sierra bullets to be inexpensive and very accurate but if you're going to be hunting big game, the SST's should do just fine. It's wonderful to have so many choices, don't you think?

Personally, I prefer 140 or 150gr bullets in my 270 Winchester, but if you're after deer, it won't make any difference.
 

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For the .270 Mag, go with a 150gr Bonded bullet for any big game (deer antelope elk moose). I like trophy bonded bear claws and Swift A Frames, but they too are kind high. I imagine a Nosler Accu-bond, Hornady inner-bond, or Remington Ultra Bonded would be just fine too.

I say this based on experience (both mine a some friends) with 7mm WSM and .270 WSMs. Your Weatherby is likely even faster than those. Stick with the bondeds and on the heavier end of the range (150 in your case). You will be glad you did. Noting wrong with the X bullets either if your gun shoots them well.
 

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What is your intended purpose with these bullets? I have found Sierra bullets to be inexpensive and very accurate but if you're going to be hunting big game, the SST's should do just fine. It's wonderful to have so many choices, don't you think?

Personally, I prefer 140 or 150gr bullets in my 270 Winchester, but if you're after deer, it won't make any difference.

These will be for deer hunting and pig hunting as of right now. It is great to have choices. I ended up going with the Nosler Accubonds in 140, and the Hornday 130 Grain SST's.
 

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For the .270 Mag, go with a 150gr Bonded bullet for any big game (deer antelope elk moose). I like trophy bonded bear claws and Swift A Frames, but they too are kind high. I imagine a Nosler Accu-bond, Hornady inner-bond, or Remington Ultra Bonded would be just fine too.

I say this based on experience (both mine a some friends) with 7mm WSM and .270 WSMs. Your Weatherby is likely even faster than those. Stick with the bondeds and on the heavier end of the range (150 in your case). You will be glad you did. Noting wrong with the X bullets either if your gun shoots them well.
If I ever do get to go on a moose or elk hunt, I had planned on using 150's for it. Hopefully someday.

Thanks for the info
 

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If you insist on loading that boomer to full speed, you'll have to also go "full throttle" on bullet quality. Use Partitions, X-Bullets, Bear Claws or a similar ultra-premium bullet for any hunting use at all. For targets or practice, you can economize.

Or, load it to 270 Winchester speeds and you can use standard-grade jacketed bullets for anything. You'd save on bullets and powder.
 

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I agree with both of the above. I had a recent exchange with a South African hunter who was running .30 cal SST's in 150 grains for his wife and 180 grains for himself in a .30-06. The 180's did well on a hunt they had, often punching through impala, blesbuck, and springbok, and holding together well on wildebeest, but he said the 150's flat out did not stay together. 25% retained weight was his best find at the back of a lung, and he said the core fell out of the back end of the jacket when he picked it out.

He is moving to trying Nosler Accubonds and Hornady Interbonds, but the performance difference in the 150 and 180 SST's is a bit mysterious. Hornady had no explanation, either. I suggested he try Hornady GMX, but he said he can't get them there. They make a 15% less expensive alternative to Barnes, for those guns shooting the Barnes well. They should hold together much better than lead at a high rate of rotation.
 

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These will be for deer hunting and pig hunting as of right now. It is great to have choices. I ended up going with the Nosler Accubonds in 140, and the Hornday 130 Grain SST's.
The 140gr AB's are the exact bullet I use and I imagine they will give more reliable on-game performance than the SST's, in terms of the bullet holding together.
 

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Have yet to have a "failure" with SST bullets, regardless of chambering, caliber or velocity. All animals were DRT except for one rutting buck that went about 40 yds before collapsing. These bullets have the "Interlock" design, as well as the plastic protective tip.

Another Hornady bullet is the old reliable soft point Interlock and they don't cost an arm and leg as do the newer "premium" bullets.
 

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Personally, I'd stay awy from plain jane cup-n-core bullets for the 270 Mag.

The Speer fusion or Grand Slam would work well if money was an issue. The Accubonds should also work well and the Partitions should never be an issue either.
 

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I can't say for sure how tough they are, but I picked up a partial box of Speer 150gr. Grand Slam bullets in .270 cal. First load I tried, they worked great in my .270 (rebarreled Savage 110). Haven't had a pig step out in front of one yet, but I'll give a report when that happens.

I would think they would be tougher than the low end stuff. In fact I'd love to hear if anyone has used them in a .270 Win and how they worked.
 

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I'm thinking the SST's will be pretty explosive in your Weatherby. Keep an eye on the seconds that get sold, you can get some decent bullets for much less. Nosler currently has 130 AB seconds for $14/50:

http://www.shootersproshop.com/index.php?p=11&b=8&s=393&t=AccuBond

and Midway has some 130 bonded blemishes for $22/100 and I think they're Hornady IB's:

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=850233

Thanks for that info, will have to look into those accubonds.
 

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Thanks for that info, will have to look into those accubonds.
If your rifle likes the Accubonds and other PT's, I would keep your eyes on the Shooters Pro Shop as M1 stated. They have some good deals if you buy a few hundred bullets to offset the 14.00 S&H fee. I buy alot of Noslers for this reason and they have all been very accurate for me. I used the 140gr Accubond in my 270WSM for elk and it did an okay job. It did everything it was supposed to do and then some. I also had very good luck with the 130gr Interbonds in my 270WSM. They shot really well with MAGPRO. I wouldn't hesitate to use them on any deer or possibly elk if I was in a pinch! Good luck, let us know how they shoot. Scotty
 

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If your rifle likes the Accubonds and other PT's, I would keep your eyes on the Shooters Pro Shop as M1 stated. They have some good deals if you buy a few hundred bullets to offset the 14.00 S&H fee. I buy alot of Noslers for this reason and they have all been very accurate for me. I used the 140gr Accubond in my 270WSM for elk and it did an okay job. It did everything it was supposed to do and then some. I also had very good luck with the 130gr Interbonds in my 270WSM. They shot really well with MAGPRO. I wouldn't hesitate to use them on any deer or possibly elk if I was in a pinch! Good luck, let us know how they shoot. Scotty
Ended up getting them from Cabelas. Ended up being cheaper to get the Noslers ( new) from cabelas, once you took the shipping into consideration.

Should have some loaded up here next week or the week after, and hoping to hit the range soon.
 

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Hope they shoot well for you. I have had pretty good luck with Nosler's in my 270WSM.

Yeah, unless you are going to buy a 100.00 worth or more, the shipping is pretty steep. I usually buy a few hundred, so the shipping evens out for me. BIVWAK also has a pretty good selection of Nosler, and they usually have free shipping on those. Scotty
 
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