Testing Reloads- .270 Rem 700, Ruger M-77

Discussion in 'Range Reports' started by Pancho_Villa, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    Last year, I cranked up the .243s with new loads and never went hunting. Doesn't help much cause I can't see. I just wanna believe I am ready to go hunting and I can barely see the reticle to punch paper.

    Dug deep in the safe and drug out the .270s. A RemmyBDL 700 and my almost 40 year old Ruger M-77. The Remmy has been a safe queen since the early 80s. Bought it for the wife to use, but she never did. Loaned it to my F inlaw for 10 years and he never used it. He's dead now, so I got it back. The Ruger is still nice even though it got dragged through the brush a good number of times back then. Both are topped with Bushnell 3X9X32 scopes of the period from Wally World. The scopes are still clear & bright. I wish my eyes were as good.

    I was checking zero as well on these cause they ain't been fired in a number of years. Last loads were 150 gr. Sierra soft points. I would be shootin' 140 gr. boat tail soft points this time. I have a mix of old ammo going back to the late 80s. some of it is from 100 gr. to 150, handloads. Gotta pull the bullets with anew collet puller I got last week. Decided to just load new stuff and salvage the old stuff later. Maybe I'll give it to my tight azz brother. He just loses ammo cause he never shoots it. Load is by the book. I don't hot rod them anymore. Recoil is more than enough with a normal load.

    The Ruger and a test tarter. Yeah, i'm cheap. Got typing paper and tape. Sorry Phideaux, no pizza box targets this time. We have been on a diet. FFired on a hot as hell day, 103 degrees, litle wind, 100 yds, bench rested, using the wife's bath towels for sand bags. Ruger was set 1 1/2" high.

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    Just a couple of rounds. I ain't wasting no ammo. If 2 rounds hit in a half inch at 100 yds, i'll work. Might be a tad to the left, but sometimes I see the reticle as a double line. Not sure which one is the good one.. Height is still about right with this load. Probably good out to 300 yds pretty flat. Well, for someone that can see 300 yds. I can barely see 100 anymore.

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    And the safe queen, REmmy. Probably hasn't been fired 20 times in the last 30 years. But, it looks like she's reeady if needed. My 2 shots went about 1" apart and the right height. Now, it;s back in the safe. I really need to get them out more and shot them before I go totally blind.

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    Well, those 2 are ready to go hunting. Too bad, I can't take them. I can barely punch paper now. Gotta go see the eye specialist this week AGAIN. Gona see why all his expensive surgeries haven't done much. I have the screen on the puter magnified to 250 %, using glasses I just got, & a magnifier to focus.

    Gonna post on the Winch M-70 in 7-08 soon. Got bullets loaded & fied. Still have to make some for a .30-06 to post along with it. I'll have something to bare ya to death with soon.

    Wanna shoot some ammo loaded by a blind guy? Please excuse spelling mistakes cause I can't see them. Wonder if you can get busted for typing while blind? No, I don't drive either.
     
  2. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Nice rifles, and they are sighted in plenty well enough. I 'have a thing' for both Remington 700s and Ruger 77s, and .270 Winchester too. I don't hunt anymore, balance ain't good enough for rough ground, not enough endurance left to drag a deer carcass out of the woods. Paper will have to do.

    Is your eye specialist one of those Lasix guys?
     

  3. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Good shootin Pancho,

    Id like to see what you could do with really good peepers..;)

    Just keep shootin my friend.



    and yeah, I do kinda miss the pizza boxes, :)
    but your health is more important.


    Jim
     
  4. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    No, a surgeon. He is the new young guy at the practice. The older guy worked on my eyes for glacoma & retinopathy back in 2006-7. Not much they could do for the retinopathy, damaged optic nerves. I had outof control diabeties at the time. The new guy did some amniotic grafts in spring of 2014 cause my left eye was getting surface blisters and had scarring from the first surgeries for glaucoma & catarct removal. Alsor had a catarct removed from the right eye Summer of 2014 and it has some scarring. He had to go in with a tissue transpant from another person's eye on my left eye to try and get it to regenerate tissue Oct. 2014. The transplant was not healing well, scarring, Y causing problems for the lense the other doctor put in back in 2007. He said the last thing if this fails is a full eye transplant on the left eys.

    Last couple of years I could barely see the reticle inthe scope to shoot at all, mch less the target. It was better after the surgeries for a while, but the scarring is causeing clouded vision like cataracts. He sasid he might try to clear that up with a laser before doing anything else.
     
  5. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Ho, Fido!!!!!

    Well, we did have a pizz last week, but from another place than the one we usually go to. their boxes are not all white. I did not like that. The pizza was good thogh.

    Have a good one !!!!!!!
     
  6. Tommycourt

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    Pancho,
    I wish I had your 270 Remington. I have never owned a .270 cal but I always wanted one. Remmy BDL's are one of the finest rifles you can buy. I have a BDL in 7mm magnum and used it on elk and bear. Now I am too danged old and my back is shot so I can't hunt or even get down on the ground without help getting back up, but I still love my rifle. I only have it and a .22 Remington 541S left. For years I shot coyote and fox with .243, .222, .223 and most of them were heavy barrels. Always had an infinity for heavy barrels. Hate to hear that you are having sight problems but possibly with this new doctor and some of the new things they have out medically, they can help you. Diabetes is a bad disease. My wife has been diabetic for years and I know the toll it can take on your body. Hopefully with the help of God and a danged good doctor, you can be helped. My best wishes to you and your family and I wish you all the luck in the world.
    Tommy
     
  7. spikedriver

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    Good to know you can still shoot. I've been diabetic for 27 years. I have different troubles from you - eyes are still ok but my plumbing system gets outta whack sometimes. For the most part I'm doing ok, thanking the Big Guy up above for that. Take care of yourself as best you can and best of luck.
     
  8. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the well wishes Tommy!!! Hope ya get better too.

    DR. said Friday that the old lense they put in my left eye shifted. One of the hooks that holds it in place moved a bit. He asked if I had been hit in the eye? Nope. Maybe it was his implant & swelling that caused to shift. Anyway, more meds, watch it a while and see if it corrects itself. Yeah right. Or maybe more surgeries to correct it. That sounds more like it. More $ of course.

    My F n law was a long time hunter well into his late 70s. He had to slow down due to scoliosis. He started having falls and surgeries to repair damaged vertebrates. I loaned him the BDL for @ 10 years, but he only got to take it out maybe 2 times. He could no longer climb the ladder to get into the blind. He finally got so bad he had to go into the nursing home with his wife 4 years ago. He passed away spring of 2014 at the age of 87.

    My dad was a hard corp hunter also. He had the same eye problems that I have. He even had a total eye transplant and still went hunting till his early 70s. He had to quit when he had a stroke. He passed away in 1992 at the age of 77.

    I still go out to pretend I go hunting. I just go to BBQ and B.S. Can't see the anmals. I won't try to even shoot unless I am sure I can make a good shot.
     
  9. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    Well wishes to you too!!!! Gitting old sux. These diseases suck too. Wife has degenerative bone disease. She is in a walker and needs surgery on both knees. But, she has to lose a bunch of weight first.
     
  10. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey Pancho,

    Im betting ,between you and I and Tommy, there aint enough room in the senior thread to hold all the crap we been thru,

    Getting old aint for wussies.;):)






    Jim
     
  11. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Ahem. This spreading of obviously fallacious stories that denigrate the glories of the Golden Years must cease. You people are feeding the public's approval of the Plutocratic Platform's campaign to institute automatic euthanasia at the age of 70 (unless the geezer/geezerette can show $1,000,000 in discretionary funds).

    :mad:
     
  12. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    No ! No !,

    WE are expounding on the strength of us that are moving into our Golden years..

    WE are the leaders / strength of the nation.

    WE are a great people,

    We will never die..

    We may be in pain , but we will go forward..

    Whew ... Im outta breath...




    Jim