Originally Posted by royinidaho
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.
Roy is right about the 270.
One of my favorite deer rifles was a 270 win. and I won my first 600yrd match with it against
a bunch of target rifles with 32x scopes (Mine had a K 10 weaver) so I know they will shoot.
The only problem is the bullet selection for .277 dia. is very limited.
I used the 130gr class bullets for deer size game and the 150gr for Elk.
But with the accubonds that are now available I would recomend the 140gr.
If you like the 270 then you would love the 280rem and there are loads of bullets in .284 dia.
if you ever deside to have it re barreled.
As far as long range with the 270win, they are capable of great accuracy and only limited
in deliver'd energy at very long distance. So look at the max distance with a given load
that will produce the energy needed for the game hunted.
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