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I thought I made an introductory post here first when I signed up today. I'm sorry but I don't know what happened to it.

I found this site from a web search. Not sure I remember exactly what I was searching for that led me here?

I have a 270ar wildcat that I've been spending all my shooting time working with lately.

My lead of choice for the 270 is the Hornady 120 SST and I'm having much fun throwing them at extremely high velocity at varmints and such.

Nice place y'all have here!
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Welcome i'm very interested in you experience with the 270AR.
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Welcome i'm very interested in you experience with the 270AR.


For the past two years during the summer I have killed 30 to 35 hogs on three different properties. This year I've only killed one
Back in February. All my hogs are gone??

I had big ideas when I bought my 270 about putting SSTs in the hogs and lots of them. They are just totally gone from places where we've had them pretty thick before. It's weird.

I've killed a bunch of deer this summer at night on predation permit shoots in soybean fields. I guess by now I'm 50-50 on pass-through shots with the 120 grain (6.8)SST.

I called Hornady and spoke with them about the velocity I was using that bullet with. They explained to me that it exceeds the recommended velocity the bullet was designed operate within. Fellow I spoke with was surprised I was seeing any passthrough's on deer at my velocities.

About 75% of deer I shot have dropped on the spot. None have gone more than 50 yards and that was only one that made it that far. I don't know what is happening to the bullet upon impact but it's doing a number on deer and I'm sold on this load.

Pretty explosive and dramatic results on Armadillo and coon sized vermin too.

At 2850 ft./s sighted in at 50 yards gives me another zero impact at 200 yards and is about 3 inches low at 250 yards.

I am just now seeing that I can get another hundred feet per second out of the bullet using CFE 223. Doing so should get me similar results out to 300 yards. Wow!!

I'm not sure I even see a benefit in trying a different bullet at this point?

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