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I just purchsed a Ruger American 270. I have not bought any rounds yet and I want to know if anyone has had found a favorite round that this rifle shoots best. I will not reload for this caliber (that may change) and want an over the counter, tight grouping deer round. Thanks for your help.
 

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How would we know?

If there were some way to ascertain that, then Ruger would say so in the owner's manual.

Just pick out two or three boxes of your favorite brand of ammo, and see which shoots better. Then stock up. There's no other way, no shortcuts, no way to get around it.
 

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Like Glenn said, you could take 2 identical guns, one might prefer Remington, the other might prefer Federal.
If you know somebody else that has one got together and buy a few different loads since you will be able to tell which the gun likes in less than 10 rounds.
If you think you might reload them I'd pick brands with better brass, which means anything besides Remington. :D
 

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My fiancée has the Ruger American 243, we've found that Hornady shoots a great grouping through her gun.
 

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My bet, Winchester power points or Remmy core Lokt's will shoot just fine out of it.

And, kill deer dead as they need to be.
 

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My fiancée has the Ruger American 243, we've found that Hornady shoots a great grouping through her gun.
The last 6 or 8 guns I have helped people get set up and try different factory loads have all shot Hornady very well. It wasn't always a lot better but it was always at least as good. On at least one I can recall Hornady shot MOA and the next best was at least 2 MOA.

Like CJ said though, I bet either Rem or Win will shoot minute of deer and they are cheap and easy to find.
 

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The last 6 or 8 guns I have helped people get set up and try different factory loads have all shot Hornady very well. It wasn't always a lot better but it was always at least as good. On at least one I can recall Hornady shot MOA and the next best was at least 2 MOA.

Like CJ said though, I bet either Rem or Win will shoot minute of deer and they are cheap and easy to find.
And, that's the whole thing... Too many people over think their ammo. Heck, I do it, but I do it because I like doing it, don't really need to.

I would always say, determine what you want from your rifle. If all you care about is being able to kill whitetails out to 250 yds or so. Those "entry" level Winchester, Remmy or Federal ammo will do that, and do it well.

I reload, so that instantly makes me a looney for accuracy, but admit that shooting 1/2" groups isn't needed to kill deer in MO, and I don't need to shoot $50 a box ammo or bullets neither.:wave:
 

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IIRC, except for some Win PP in .243, the only factory stuff I've ever killed a deer with, was Federal Premium, which I bought because I like Sierra bullets and Federal loaded Sierras in some of the loads (165gr. GKs in .30/06). I tend to favor my handloads over factory stuff, but Hornady makes good ammo and good bullets.

Just shop around and pick up some cheap stuff, some of it will shoot deer-accurate...................
 

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I'll echo what s the common theme so far and that's Hornaday. All mine & my wife's weapons shoot them best except for hand loads.

IF I were to not shoot the pre mentioned I usually have found Winchester Power Points are pretty good and good enough for deer
 

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My friend just got a Ruger American 270 in the digital camo today. It's kinda cool for the lower price point :eek::
 

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Scope

I am putting a 3x9 Zeiss Conquest with Burris Signature Zee rings on this rifle. Buying and testing is the only way to fine tune. I was just trying to get feedback on what has worked for others and start with those 3-4.
 

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I am putting a 3x9 Zeiss Conquest with Burris Signature Zee rings on this rifle. Buying and testing is the only way to fine tune. I was just trying to get feedback on what has worked for others and start with those 3-4.
so your putting on a $350+ scope/ring setup on a $300 gun?.. eeeew K

welp whatever floats your boat but its better than buying a $600 rifle and putting a $79.98 scope on it.

I'm sure it will serve you well.
 
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