270 Win - Federal Fusion 150gn Magic - help

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greenmtnguy
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270 Win - Federal Fusion 150gn Magic - help

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I've had my old Savage 110 in 270 Winchester for over 3 decades - it would shoot merely OK with various factory ammo, but nothing close to MOA. I had tried various Remingtons, Winchester, Hornady, and some Federal, 130 and 140 grain, all with lackluster results. I debated selling the rifle numerous times thinking it was a lemon- though I reload for my pistols and some of my rifles I hadn't bothered with the old Savage. I figured if I couldn't find a factory load that worked well in it, the reloading development path could be long and fruitless one. I used other rifles for most of my hunting trips. On a lark two years ago, I picked up several boxes of Federal Fusion 150 grain that totally turned things around. This rifle LOVES that stuff! Now it was shooting MOA or better groups. The barrel even looks surprisingly clean after shooting a box or more of it. I can put those nickel-sized target stickers on paper at 50 yards and hit them 4/4 times, and nearly that well at 100 yards. Now, I want to hunt with this rifle again.

The ugly part, of course, is finding this ammo in stock. In late 2019, Federal had made the Fusion bullets available for reloaders, in theory, but I haven't found any of these in stock anywhere either. I still have a couple boxes of factory ammo, but I'd really like to get 500-1000 of these bullets and try to reproduce the magic - or at least come close to it at a better cost per shot.

Have any of you used Federal Fusion bullets, and where did you buy them? Have you had any luck trying to reproduce Fed Fusion ammo performance - especially in 270 Win? I'm hoping with H4381 or maybe IMR7828 I might get there.
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Re: 270 Win - Federal Fusion 150gn Magic - help

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At least I found load data info from Federal's website - all Alliant powders, though - I'm all out of RL-22 so I guess I better start shopping for some of that now, too.
LOAD DATA
Bullet Brand: Federal®
270 Cal
Weight / Type: 150gr Fusion®
More reloading data can be found at federalpremium.com

Alliant Reloder® 26 3.290 Fed 210 Fed 52.9 2688 58.4* 2971
Alliant Reloder® 23 3.290 Fed 210 Fed 50.1 2699 55.5* 2934
Alliant Reloder® 22 3.290 Fed 210 Fed 49.6 2683 55.1 2931
Alliant Reloder® 17 3.290 Fed 210 Fed 46.4 2679 51.3 2917
Alliant Reloder® 19 3.290 Fed 210 Fed 49.5 2671 54.8 2913
Alliant Power Pro™ 4000-MR 3.290 Fed 210 Fed 48.5 2668 53.8 2910
Alliant Reloder® 16 3.290 Fed 210 Fed 46.4 2654 51.5 2879
* = Compressed load
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Re: 270 Win - Federal Fusion 150gn Magic - help

Post by Mobuck »

Best advice I have is get on 'ammoseek' and see if any retailer has that particular ammo. Keep checking on a weekly/monthly basis. Chase all the options and get on the backorder list of any places that offers this option. Sooner or later, some factory ammo will show up.
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Re: 270 Win - Federal Fusion 150gn Magic - help

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Winchester 150 gr. power points are MOA or better in four different 270s. Also, the Sierra Game King and Nosler Partition 150 gr. bullets have been superb in those rifles.
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Re: 270 Win - Federal Fusion 150gn Magic - help

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Thanks for your experience with the 150gn bullets, I may have to try some other soft point if I cannot get the fusions
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Re: 270 Win - Federal Fusion 150gn Magic - help

Post by The Happy Kaboomer »

You can buy the Fusions. Bullets or ammo directly from Federal. Recently I ordered some .280 and 30/06 Fusions(just bullets) directly from Federal. Shipped directly to me. No problem.
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Re: 270 Win - Federal Fusion 150gn Magic - help

Post by greenmtnguy »

Was there a min quantity for ordering, like, 500 bullets or something?
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