Ruger American rifle ammo

Discussion in 'Ruger Rifle Forum' started by az_rifle_hunter, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. az_rifle_hunter

    az_rifle_hunter New Member

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    Going to buy some 270win Rounds for my Ruger American and would like to know what I should be looking at ? Also what gets the best groupings for you out of your Ruger American
    .any help will be greatly appreciated .
     
  2. DDubya

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    What are you using your .270 for? If it's for deer or antelope hunting, just about any name brand 130 grain load will work. Buy a box from a couple different makers and see which one works best in your gun. For moose or elk you'll want to go to a 140 or 150 grain load. I can't really give a better recommendation since I only shoot handloads but those are the bullets I use for those purposes.

    I also have a small stash of Nosler 160 grain bullets that I'm saving for elk, moose or some other big game in the future.
     

  3. az_rifle_hunter

    az_rifle_hunter New Member

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    Thankyou . I will be hunting everything for javelina to elk .
     
  4. spikedriver

    spikedriver Active Member

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    I don't use a 270 but I hear the 150 gr. Nosler Partition works quite well. I think Federal has it in their premium ammo line but it's pricey.
     
  5. dfarrer

    dfarrer New Member

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    The 150 grain Nosler Partition is great
     
  6. az_rifle_hunter

    az_rifle_hunter New Member

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    Thankyou .
     
  7. jenny0217

    jenny0217 New Member

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    I have the American in 308. And I love it! I mainly use Winchester Super-X and Remington Core-Lokt! I stick to 150 grain. But I may use 180 on rare occasion. But my hand loads I'll use Hornady 110 grain SP for coyote. I keep Hornadys A-Max rounds 168 grain for potential home defense if needed (knock on wood)!!! I use the Winchester and remington simply because they are cheaper. For deer I use Hornady American White Tail 150 grain.
     
  8. az_rifle_hunter

    az_rifle_hunter New Member

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    Thankyou very much .
     
  9. jenny0217

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    You're welcome! I try to stick to similar grain, simply to get similar accuracy!
     
  10. thtguy1234

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    I have a ruger M77 in .270 I use federal 130 grain, you really lose accuracy with 150 grain from my experience, it all depends on what you want out of your bullet
     
  11. jenny0217

    jenny0217 New Member

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    Agreed. I early use 180 grain because of that. Almost him kinda surprised the it makes the big of a difference!