Re: 270 wsm for long range hunting in nz
Your plenty good out to 500-600 yards,spend some serious trigger time with the rifle in field shooting positions.Accuracy,it's a hunting rifle.People will yap your ear off and argue non stop over this subject .When comes to any rifle the tighter the groups the better.When your talking about deer size game it doesn't matter if your shooting 10-12" groups at 500-600yards,let's say for example your average Mule deer is 16-18 tall through the chest belly to back.
With a 270 WSM and a quality bullet holding tight behind the shoulder any hit from 2" bellow the back line all the way down to the pocket is going to get the job done...Most people start sniveling about 500-600 yard shots on game,most have not done it maybe due to never having the chance or the skill.it's no different than shooting 100yrds,you just need to know your cartridge,dial it and send it....I have shot PLENTY of Mule deer between 400-600 yards..Strange as it may sound I have put deer down faster at these ranges with a .243 Win and a 7x57 than I have with my bigger magnums 7mm Mag,,300 Win Mag and 7mm Ultra.
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