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Does anyone out there have a Contender or Encore in .270/.308? If so, where did you find load data for it. What bullets work best at the velocities obtained, on deer sized game?
 

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I have a 15" .308 Win. I found load data for a .308 pistol on Hodgdon's site. I ended up getting my best accuracy with IMR4064 (not from Hodgdon, it's a low-end rifle load from IMR's data) and either Hornady SSTs or Nosler BSTs, both in 150 grain. I shot two feral goats with the SSTs and was not impressed with their performance. Other guys here have had really great luck with them though. I don't have any experience with the BSTs on game or with the .270 in a handgun.

Good luck with your search.
 

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I got my info on the 308 outa the hodgdon manual but now that I am looking my Nosler #5 manual has loads in it also.... I would think you could use rifle info though too for it... the loads look the same in both manuals...
 

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A clarification

I was refering to the cartridge known as the .270/.308 or the .270-08, a .308 Win necked to .270. Any info on that round to be had anywhere?
 

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Ooops oh I checked out my copy of RCBS load and it shows that the Ackley handbook for shooters and reloaders volume one has data but thats the only one as far as I can find out... oh and you can get it at https://www.eabco.com/Ackley01.htm hope that helps more than my last goof...
 

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reddot, I believe the cartridge you are refering to is the 270 Redding. I think I have an article in an old Handloader magazine about it. I could look it up if you want. 8)
 
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