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Old 08-22-2013, 01:39 PM
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270 WSM question

Gentlemen, I want a rifle in this caliber. I have found a Browning BLR White Gold Medallion which has a 22" barrel. Is the 22" barrel going to compromise the round compared to 23" that the bolt gun has? I'm left handed and can't find a bolt gun.

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Old 08-22-2013, 10:46 PM
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Re: 270 WSM question

Any WSM in a 22" barrel is going to kill your velocity. The lever gun part is going to hurt your accuracy. Find a bolt gun with a 24"+ barrel for long range shooting.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:38 AM
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Re: 270 WSM question

I'd look for a bolt action lefty...Savage and Tikka make the 270WSM in left hand with barrels that are at least 24". There may be other manufacturers that make them as well.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:21 PM
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Re: 270 WSM question

Thanks, guys. That's a bummer. I really like BLRs. I'll see what I can find in bolt guns. Found a Browning in 300 WSM but it's blue/wood and was concerned about how it would fare in inclement weather.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:06 AM
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Re: 270 WSM question

If you really want a good and accurate 270 WSM that want kill your checking account look into the Savage Model 16 FLHSS. I learned the expensive way that factory Indian Heads are far more accurate than Stag Heads.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:18 PM
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Re: 270 WSM question

LOL. You are right about that. I have a few Indian heads already. two 260s and a 7-08. One of the 260s is a Max Hunter 1. Very accurate waaaay out there. I put a Leupold VX-6 4-16 scope with illuminated ballistic reticle on it.

I have to reluctantly agree that the 22" barrel probably won't make a significant enough difference between the 270 wsm and the 270 Win., of which I already have several.
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