270 ACKLEY IMPROVED

This is a custom rifle built on a Remington 700 action. It has a Shilen stainless steel, # 4 fluted barrel finished at 25 inches. It was installed in a McMillan Remington classic synthetic stock. All metal parts were Teflon coated and the stock was painted black. A Jewel trigger, and a Leupold 2.5 8 X scope in Leupold mounts and bases was installed. We decided to stick to only the premium hunting bullets for this rifle, sacrificing some accuracy for bullet penetration. Several people used this rifle on several African safaris, bagging well over 100 big game animals, including all the larger plains game such as sable, zebra, kudu and waterbuck. Most were shot using the Barnes X 130-grain bullet, although some were shot with the Trophy Bonded 140 grain Bear Claw. Both bullets performed without a single failure.

Winchester brass and Federal 210 primers were used. All groups are 3 shots at 100 yards.

POWDER

VELOCITY

GROUP

BULLET

       

61.0 H 450

3158

0.621

BARNES X 130

62.0

3207

0.463

 

58.0 RELOADER 22

2979

0.866

TROPHY BONDED BEAR CLAW 140

59.0

3019

0.950

 

60.0

3071

0.660

 

61.0

3122

0.974

 

62.0

3177

0.750

 

64.0 H 1000

3076

0.682

 

58.0 H 4831

2920

0.520

 

60.0 H 450

3085

0.996

 

55.0 VVN 560

2654

0.579

BARNES X 150

56.5

2740

0.732

 

58.0

2819

0.744

 

59.0

2860

0.872

 

60.0

2929

1.012

 

61.0

2988

0.738

 
       
       

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Last updated 4 December 1998