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Unread 04-06-2012, 06:15 AM
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.270 WSM or 6.5 Rem Mag

I have experience with the 6.5 round for long range work, I shoot about 100 rds a month with one. Anyway, is the .270 WSM easier on throats and will it hold up out past 600 yds as far as B/C goes there is not a lot of difference within he two. I am in the processs of converting a .300 to a different round. Will use it for L/R targets, hunting and steel. Thanks in advance for the responses.
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    Unread 04-06-2012, 09:21 AM
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    Re: .270 WSM or 6.5 Rem Mag

    I'm a 270 WSM fan myself. I fling 140 Accubonds, but Matrix bullets has a 165 gr ,& a 175? gr bullet with a .6?? BC, & if you like Bergers, they're chiming out with a 160 or 165 soon.
    Bigngreen has video of him Smokin an Elk at 800+ with his 270WSM & Matrix bullets. I think he was running a faster twist on his latest barrel.
    Fling him a PM. He's pretty knowledgeable on the issue.
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    Re: .270 WSM or 6.5 Rem Mag

    I've never understood the need for the .270 caliber in general. Ballistics of the 6.5 and 7mm are equal to or far better in most cases. Also, the aftermarket is stronger in 6.5 and 7mm......to each his own.....
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    Unread 04-06-2012, 10:29 AM
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    Re: .270 WSM or 6.5 Rem Mag

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    I've never understood the need for the .270 caliber in general. Ballistics of the 6.5 and 7mm are equal to or far better in most cases. Also, the aftermarket is stronger in 6.5 and 7mm......to each his own.....
    I agree to each his own, but you aught look at the new bullets being offered. They more than hold thier own against both the 264, & 284, & in a lot if cases, flat blow thier doors off.

    I look at it different than some folks I guess, cause all my rifles have to pull double duty, & hunt Elk. My personal minimum for Elk is a 270. Look at the S.D. & you'll see why. So for me, the 264 isn't anything id need in my gun cabinet. The 7mm, in my view is a waste of time when I can have a 300 or 338 which also both surpass the 7 in every way except recoil with the current bullets being offered.
    I know both will Kill Elk, & have killed Elk, but they just don't fit my personal needs.
    Now I'm not criticizing anyone else's view, or opinions, or hunting styles. I know of many folks who own one or the other & like them for thier purposes, or intended use. But for my hunting style, they don't fit the bill.
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    Re: .270 WSM or 6.5 Rem Mag

    Berger is coming out with a 170grn VLD.
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    Unread 04-06-2012, 11:34 AM
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    Re: .270 WSM or 6.5 Rem Mag

    My thoughts are on par with WinMag.

    Big fan of the 270WSM.
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    Re: .270 WSM or 6.5 Rem Mag

    I had put my 270 WSM together about 4 yrs ago and hadn't messed with it much until til lately when I saw the BC of the Matrix 165 gr bullet. I shoot the Sierra 150 BTSP at 3200 fps so I should easily be able to reach 3000+ fps. Now I don't see any reason for the 6.5 and I own one or the 7mm Mag which I also own.
    Now if someone would make 8MM VLD bullets about 220 gr or heavier for my 8mm mag and I would see no reason for the 30's or 338
    but that's me
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