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drahthaar wrote: Ordered some 140 grain .264 polymer tip spitzer boat tail seconds from midway, they're way long, will be great long range bullets but..... need load data. Any help is much appreciated.
I shot an email to Hornady Tech () for 270WIN load data for the 145gr ELD-X and they shot back three different powders, starting and max load.
I gave them a list of the powders I wanted to use and they came through.
IMHO the AI is only of significant value in heavily tapered cases; like 300 H&H, 30-40, 30-30, 348. Even the 257 Roberts is very slightly improved with an AI..
I have shot 140 and 160; but stayed with the 129gr as I personally wanted one all round load, varmint to deer. I'm sure it would work on medium-small black bears also. But my black bear rifles are 8x57 and 9.3 (among others) ...so "I" have no real need.
The 123 grain was developed for long range shooting (BC=.510) on medium to small stuff, Antelope, deer. And it has worked perfectly; accurate and with lung shoots dead in tracks.