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Unread 07-10-2009, 12:35 AM
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Re: 270 wsm

Go with the 270 WSM.
I like the 7WSM a lot better but you could always put a new barrel on it later.
I talked to Kevin at Stockade Gun stocks the other day and he said he had 20 Savage 7WSM barrels that he has taken off. Give him a call he's a great guy and let him know you situation and he would probably work you a deal on one of the takeoff barrels.
My Dad has a 270 WSM and it kicks more than my 7WSM but if you load it down a little your wife could probably handle it.
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Unread 07-11-2009, 08:45 AM
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Re: 270 wsm

I don't like the bullet selection or BC of the 270 bullets. But that's me.
I agree. Had a 270 WSM (Winchester Coyote) and ending up selling it on Gun Broker. Even in the semi heavy varmint configuration, this gun and caliber did not produce the accuracy that the short, fat cartridges were hyped to deliver. At least not with my gun.

Also, I did not see enough of an advantage over a normal 270 Win to justify messing with the short fat cases. I still (and always will) have my 270 Win in Sako 75 Deluxe Hunter flavor.

But for all around shooting and hunting out to 600 yards, you can't beat the 308 Win. I have two of those. Very accurate and easy on the shoulders.
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Unread 07-12-2009, 12:27 AM
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Re: 270 wsm

The bullet selection is not as horrible as one might think and the BC's are modest for the .277 cals, I prefer to think that they don't need the masses of selection to get it done. Hopefully the Wildcat's will work out good, the 169.5 would be awsome if it can be pushed fast enough.
I can't run the numbers in any way that the 308 will come close to the 270 WSM, the best I could get was to run the max load I could find for a 168 Berger and still the 270 WSM, with 140's, get you 200yds more in energy and velocity.
It seems to me that the 308 just does not have the steam to take advantage of the higher BC bullets.
My accuracy has been very good out of my Savage 12, took a little to find my loads but both are under 1/2 inch, I have never shot factory ammo so can't say. Love the Accutrigger. If it has a plastic stock toss it, if wood bed it.
I think with the 270WSM could be loaded down for recoil reasons but also rammed up there for more power, I'm going down the same road you are as this season my wife may shoot mine a little as we need more sausage meat.
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Unread 07-12-2009, 01:36 AM
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Re: 270 wsm

Check out the Savage 110 FCP-K in .300 Win Mag. Has a really light trigger, good stock, and a muzzle brake already on it.

My wife has her own 7mm Rem Mag, so everyone takes recoil differently.
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Unread 07-12-2009, 10:57 AM
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Re: 270 wsm

My wife elk hunts and target shoots with a 338-378 weatherby so I really don't think the braked 300 winchester would be a problem. It is by far the best choice of the three for long range hunting. Is your wife left handed also?
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