Re: Best economy 270 WSM and scope
Thanks for the responses, guys. Let me add a little more info. I already own a 7mm REM MAG. It was impulse buy when I needed a rifle relatively soon when I was stationed in Alaska. So I just bought a cheap rifle that would do the trick. It's a Savage 111 package that came with a cheap simmons scope. I have since then replace the scope with a Nikon Prostaff 4-12X40. I also had a 2 inch muzzlebreak fabricated and added to it, in attempts to convince my wife to shoot it. The are only a few small problems that I have with that rifle. Lack of having Accu-trigger, lack of there being an aftermarket triger system for that model(such as a timney), and it's slightly for humping around. Don't get me wrong though, it's a good rifle, and it's accurate. I came destroy clay pidgeons sitting on the ground out to about 350 yards. I am sure that I could do it farther, but the range I was using wasn't big enough.
I don't neccessarily need a new rifle, I more or less just want a new one. I do reload, I just haven't really taken the time to work up and test accurate loads.
I have been doing my research and homework and it seems to me, that 270 WSM is the next ideal round for what I want. It can do what I need it to do at the distances that I need it to do it.
I have looked at all other compariables such as 7mm WSM, but honestly, if I wanted to go that route, then I would just stick with 7mm REM MAG.
I have looked at all the major brands and picked out some favorites. Whatever I buy next will either be a Savage Weather Warrior, a Tikka T3 or a Weatherby Vanguard SUB MOA.
I have been doing alot of looking at scopes as well, there are lots of choices that people usually write off due to namebrand. I will likely be going with a Nikon Buckmaster with a mildot recticle. I am just not sure on the power that I am looking for yet.