RevJim said:I just got through with some load workup for two .270s. The Mod 700 Mountain Rifle just didn't like anything better than 2.5", a fault of that little skinny barrel I'm sure. In my heavier Belgium BAR it likes a couple of factory loads very well, the old Winchester 140 Failsafe ( long gone of course!) and the Federal Premium 110 TTSX. In handloads, I finished two yesterday in fact. 59.5gr R26 and the 150 Ballistic Tip and 60gr H4831SC and the 130 partition. I'm going to try Landowners IMR 4831 load next ( thanks Pard!) and see what I get. I would think your Handi has a heavy enough barrel to shoot well, I bought a Handi for a young man when they came out, in 30-06, and while its trigger was not the best, it still shot with varmint accuracy! Good luck to you.