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Old 09-25-2007, 08:25 AM
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I was raised on Jack O'Connor but never owned a 270 til recently. The Sav 111 I bought off a guy has a Simmons :( 3-9x32 on it. Sight in went well seems to shoot gflatter and milder than my 06's. But I have a Bushnell 4-12x40AO with rings already set for a Savage. I was thinking about installing it on the 270 but thot maybe that was too much scope for the gun. It's light t now, perfect for a mtn gun, but the 4-12 is a bit heavy.

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Old 09-25-2007, 08:26 PM
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not really sure what you mean by too much scope for the gun. The power of scope is strictly personal prefrance. 3-4 power isn't a very big jump, but it is a step. I had a 5.5-16.5 on a 30-06 for years, liked it but it would cause problems at ranges less than 50 yards.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:53 PM
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A variable for sure. At least a 3x9. Once you get it shooting like you like, 600 yards is not to the limit of O'Connor's favorite. We have the opportunity for much better performance in both powder and bullet than he did.

Use Winchester brass and stoke'r up. 650 yd milk jugs should be regular fare for the gun.
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:07 PM
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Tho I am totally infatuated with my Mod 70 in 7RemMag, this 270 bug has bit me HARD. I am thinking of making it my goto gun for everything. But the current 3-9 Simmons on it seems insufficient. Wife had same scope on her 06 ans it fell apart inside while she was elk huntign with me and my daughter. Never thot about 650yrds with a 270, if thats doable I may abandon the Mod 70. Thx for the input.
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I have been shooting my .270 Remington model 721 for over 26 years and love the gun. I regularly shoot paper at three hundred yards and am moving up the range for the 400 and 600 yard targets. I think 600 yards will be my limit with this gun and when I get consistent at putting all rounds into a 10" circle I will take some shots at some pigs with it.

So far I would not think twice, if weather conditions were right, to take shots on deer and pigs at three hundred yards and drop them DRT.
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I have been shooting my .270 Remington model 721 for over 26 years and love the gun. I regularly shoot paper at three hundred yards and am moving up the range for the 400 and 600 yard targets. I think 600 yards will be my limit with this gun and when I get consistent at putting all rounds into a 10" circle I will take some shots at some pigs with it.

So far I would not think twice, if weather conditions were right, to take shots on deer and pigs at three hundred yards and drop them DRT.
What bullets do you use?
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:23 PM
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I am currently shooting Sierra 130 grn Pro Hunter. Thats just because thats what they had when I started reloading after I moved. I have nearly shot those up and will change to the Sierra 130 grn Game King next. I may try Bergers new .277 bullit when it comes out. This is my pig/coyote/deer/anything else that may present a shot thats legal to take gun.
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