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Old 09-19-2010, 11:11 PM
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270 win for long range hunting

Hello everyone I'm new here just wondering about using my 270win for long range shooting & hunting and What kind of effective range I can expect
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:46 PM
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Re: 270 win for long range hunting

Completely depends on what bullet you shoot and how hard you push it, some 270 offerings are total rocks while the Bergers and some others let you walk it out there a little farther if you have the skill to get it there.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:30 AM
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Re: 270 win for long range hunting

I bet you want some numbers.

Here's some from experience. 130/140 Noslers 650 yds. 140 Bergers maybe another 100 yards or so, depending on what you are shooting at. These numbers are for yotes and deer. Elk would be around the 500-575 range or so.

MVs are at 3200 out of the winny with the above mentioned bullets, if you can get them to go that fast.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:45 AM
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Re: 270 win for long range hunting

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Old 09-20-2010, 12:49 AM
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Re: 270 win for long range hunting

what kind of scope would you all advise currently using a nikon buckmaster 3x9x40
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:03 AM
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Re: 270 win for long range hunting

You are going to need a good rangefinder and a good scope. For scopes, leupold vx-3, mk4, nightforce, S&B, premier, and USO are the top of the line. For 600yards or so something with 12-20 top range power will work fine, target turrets, adjustable paralax and repeatable adjustments are a must. Such as a bushnell, sightron, vortex, nikon monarch, I prefer and use sightron SIII myself.

However, that is just some of the equipment needed. This sport is not something you just buy some stuff and start hammering deer at 600+ yards. My longest kill to date is 340yards on a hog, and I shoot every weekend, f-class once a month, and thousands of rounds throughout a year. Sure, this year I am more than ready to extend my range.
Maybe write a little more about your shooting experience.
Sorry if I'm a little skeptical but a lot of people join around this time Of year asking how to shoot to XXX yards and then go out and make our sport look bad by gut shooting animals far beyond where they should be shooting.

Do you handload? That is definetely needed for the 270, also contact Wildcat Bullets, one of their VLDs will be your best bet, or
the 140 Berger.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:29 AM
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Re: 270 win for long range hunting

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what kind of scope would you all advise currently using a nikon buckmaster 3x9x40
Depends on what's under the caps, I'm working with my buddy to get him out and he's shooting a similar Nikon and the turrets are actually not that bad for sure good enough to start working with. The wind is what kicks your butt, you need to know what it is doing and you need a good range, what ever load you shoot shoot it a lot and find your effective range by actual shooting!
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