While out shooting yesterday to celebrate the warm weather, I agreed to go to an F-class match or two with a buddy if he decided to (he is interested). He has a nice Remington 700 (Tactical .308) that shoots well already, but the only centerfire I've got is a Winchester 70 .270. I can do a couple of things with the stock to help me out, but I have no idea where to start with regards to load development (I am not a reloader). However, it is feasible to reload with him (he has the necessary equipment) so I want to use it to my advantage. The rifle shoots well enough already (groups around 1" with Hornady ammo shooting prone over a rolled up jacket), so I am willing to use it a few times in matches in lieu of dropping a bunch on another rifle. I've got a Leupold 36x and Mueller 8.5-25x, so I've got enough glass too.
Can anyone give me some ideas for starting points with basic components that would be best? Anything in particular I should be aware of with this round? The barrel is a 1 in 10" twist. I realize the .270 isn't too popular in target shooting because of a lack of good bullets, but I can suck it up and accept some shortcomings for the sake of having fun.
Also, if anyone shoots F-class at Elk River, please drop me a PM.