Hey everyone.. its been a loooong time since i have been on a forum, but I figured you guys would be able to help me in more ways than a "proffessional shooter".
Im looking for a .270win ((not wsm, ammo is way to expensive and I live in mountainous VA so I wouldnt have too shoot over 300 yards! And finally I reload my own ammo so after reading Ive found that the .270win is a little less difficult to reload)). I reallly like the Vanguard Sub-moa, the Tikka T3, and the Browning X/A bolt. Not a fan of the rem or winchester rifles. The pre-64 ones are okay.. but as for remington, i dont want something going off when i touch the bolt
This will actually be my first high powered rifle. It sounds weird because im 20 years old but ive always hunted with my shotgun and I have killed plenty of deer. (Did i mention that is all I will be hunting, besides the occasional coyote and hopefully a black bear if I can outsmart that bastard!) I am no stranger to recoil because I shoot brenneke black magics and 3.5in turk loads out of my shotgun year 'round. I just toook 2 deer with my buddies .300win so like I said, not afraid of recoil. (not a tactical junkie, not worried about the gov or terrorists taking over leaving me to lead a one man army to vanquish opposing force.
), Im just looking for a reliable, ACCURATE, hunting rifle.
I chose the .270 because ammo is cheap and the ballistics are NICE with a flat tragectory. Notice I capitalized ACCURATE. I know that my definition of accuracy may be allittle twisted (coming from someone who has used slugs for the majority of hunting), but actually I have had groups TOUCHING at 80 yards with the Brenneke black magics with a smoothbore benelli supernova.
But i would like the accuracy of my deer rifle to have an average grouping of an inch or even 1.25 inches. I plan on toping whatever I get with a leupold so at least the optics will be reliable. But i really need some help choosing.
I really want something with an adjustable trigger, a 24" barrel, camo or wooden stock (i dont really like black anything), and something with a nice bolt. Guys I know this post is long and I really appreciate your time! thanks in advance and I look forward to your replies! PEACE!