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Old 03-23-2009, 07:59 PM
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Why not the .270?

I am trying to convince myself that I don't want a .270 for long range gun, just can't. What would you do? I would maybe rebarrel my current R700 or just work up my 700Classic in .300H&H. Just two calibers I Love. What caliber and why ?
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:18 PM
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Re: Why not the .270?

Define "long range." Once that comfort distance for you is established, I can tell you why you would or would not want one.

FWIW, I know a guide who has killed several elk with a 243 AI at roughly 1000 yards. He keeps trying to "convince himself" that the caliber is way too little for the task, but he's not lost an elk yet.

I'm shooting a 150 Berger VLD in my 270 with IMR4350.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:07 PM
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Re: Why not the .270?

Right now I am shooting an improved 25 super and can keep ~1moa to 700 yards. Would lke a little havier bullet and have always liked the .270 and just had to buy a .300H&H for some reason. Neither at this point will keep those type groups so may have to do some work for them.Was thinking of the .270 in a rem 700 action with the rem style classic stock and Hart barrel with some action work if I have to build.Never did much with the /.300 yet.I guess to answer the question 700-1000 yards.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:45 PM
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Re: Why not the .270?

Kirby builds his 270AM and I know there are a few guys here who have them. I dont know but I think, that I have read about them shooting WILDCAT bullets in there rigs but thouse will not be available until this summer so I read.

I chose the 260rem for my rifle beacuse of its light recoil and the fact that I have so much LC brass
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:37 PM
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Re: Why not the .270?

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Right now I am shooting an improved 25 super and can keep ~1moa to 700 yards. Would lke a little havier bullet and have always liked the .270 and just had to buy a .300H&H for some reason. Neither at this point will keep those type groups so may have to do some work for them.Was thinking of the .270 in a rem 700 action with the rem style classic stock and Hart barrel with some action work if I have to build.Never did much with the /.300 yet.I guess to answer the question 700-1000 yards.
I'd take a 700 yard shot with this load: 1st pic is 100 yrds. 2nd pic is 200:


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Old 03-26-2009, 08:52 PM
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Re: Why not the .270?

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I am trying to convince myself that I don't want a .270 for long range gun, just can't. What would you do? I would maybe rebarrel my current R700 or just work up my 700Classic in .300H&H. Just two calibers I Love. What caliber and why ?
...sounds like you been reading too many forum posts here by too many of our 'experts'. Since it's your ca$h do what you want and what pleases you. Every calibre is a 1000 yrd cal if you make it so. Do the 270 and enjoy it, lifes too short to do elsewise. ( my own 270 is not my 1k rifle but I still love it like a brother...)
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:44 AM
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Re: Why not the .270?

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Right now I am shooting an improved 25 super and can keep ~1moa to 700 yards. Would lke a little havier bullet and have always liked the .270 and just had to buy a .300H&H for some reason. Neither at this point will keep those type groups so may have to do some work for them.Was thinking of the .270 in a rem 700 action with the rem style classic stock and Hart barrel with some action work if I have to build.Never did much with the /.300 yet.I guess to answer the question 700-1000 yards.
As said above its your money. Please yourself.....

I'd go with the 270 Win in a NY minute. Derek's load is a mighty fine one. Run the numbers and check that one out for energy at distance.

I prefer a 140 class bullet in the Winnie. I get the similar velocities as most people are shooting WSMs. The 140 NAB is running right at 3200.

Its been tested to just beyond 650 and is plenty accurate. That is, if you miss the 1/2 gallon milk carton its your fault. I stand it up for deer or elk target and side ways to simulate a yote.

I would have shot farther but I got a 270 AM. The sad part is that the lack of heavy bullets lets me shoot only 140 NABs as 150 VLDs won't handle the velocity and barrel twist. So I push the 140 to 3600 and settle for that.

You'll most probably find that the 130 Ballistic tip and the 140 NAB are about as good as you can get for the 270 Win.

Good luck.
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