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    I have resisted the Grendel for some time...

    I went with the 300BO some years back and it has been good to me doing 90% of what I am needing in a NEW ENGLAND deer rifle. Our deer are big, but close. I took one at about 160 and at the raking angle to bullet "bounced" off the leg bone and took out the juggler. I knew then that the 300 was gonna be limited to 100 ish yards.

    I bought a 25/45 Bbl and took a couple deer with it. its a good caliber but finding a bullet that will properly preform at its velocity range is my issue... Factory ammo is TOO HOT and expands case heads excessively in three different bbls.

    Late last fall I bought a HOWA 6.5 Grendel... Then this spring I bought a barrel in Grendel and "shelved" on of my 300 BO barrels. Couple months ago, Midway ran a clearance on the 110 FTX 257 bullet that they made for the 25/35 Winchester... well I have high hopes, but this bullet looks like it might be THE BULLET for the 25/45. I have hit 2650 fps and HONEST 1/4 MOA from my 20'' HB using 2200 powder. NO excessive case head expansion and NOTHING on my 450 Primers or case heads W/ejector marks.

    The Grendel is also VERY accurate, but its ballistics don't impress me not even making 2500fps from a 22" or 20" HB AR bbl... I'll keep working with it using both 100 & 120 Nosler BT bullets.

    The 277 dia never did impress me... But I have a few others 25's and a bunch of 30's & even a couple 6.5's. So I have these bullets diameters on the shelf already. If I choose a 277, I would need everything, and frankly, it wont do anything that what I already have couldn't or dosen't. BUT this in no way takes anything from caliber if someone liked the 270.

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    Or get a BO barrel and ream it to 40WT or your variant. I got a wild hair from seeing a precision bolt 308W in the LGS. Cut most of the top of the handguard off the pistol (10"), leaving only the bottom half. Reduces weight and gives a front stand rest point. I'm testing 170 & 185gr in the pistol for hog hunting. Good so far to 50yds.
    Whatever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by popper View Post
    Or get a BO barrel and ream it to 40WT or your variant. I got a wild hair from seeing a precision bolt 308W in the LGS. Cut most of the top of the handguard off the pistol (10"), leaving only the bottom half. Reduces weight and gives a front stand rest point. I'm testing 170 & 185gr in the pistol for hog hunting. Good so far to 50yds.
    Pics please?

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check