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Unread 12-14-2010, 05:27 PM
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? .270

I don't here nuch about the .270 ,I guess some hunters are a bit shy about this lazer.
tell me boys what do you think about this calibre.??????
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Unread 12-14-2010, 07:48 PM
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Re: ? .270

Well......For me personally, I'd go up(.284) or down(.264) one caliber on the same case and feel much better off. Just like the wider variety of bullets available.

Not that there is anything "wrong" with the .270 just not something I'd buy or build for myself or my family. Kinda a "Friends don't let friends shoot 270s thing"

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Unread 12-14-2010, 09:08 PM
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Re: ? .270

Depends what you want to do with it. Inside 400 yards I'd take my 270win over just about anything. It is a sporter and set up as such to shoot 140gr accubonds. A long range rig with 150VLD's would be good for much farther. With the right brass and a good action the 270win can be pushed a lot harder than most give it credit for

I know some don't like them. But I doubt they really tried one either!
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Unread 12-14-2010, 09:27 PM
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Re: ? .270

I'm a .270 man 270 win with a 26 inch and an 270 AI with a 29 inch. They are on the edge of the 7mm and 30 cal cannon guns Good BC with the 140 or 150 BT's and a varmint gun with 100, 110, 115s over 3500 fps red mist.
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 12:37 AM
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Re: ? .270

As a bullet designer, I can tell you my problem with the .277 caliber is the prevalence of the relatively slow 1:10" twist rate in most factory barrels. That's quite slow for this caliber, and can't stabilize long high BC bullets. The 150 is about the highest BC bullet you can get for the 270, and it's an underachiever compared to the options in .264 or .284 caliber.

Of course these are just BC considerations which are just about irrelevant at close range as stated above. With the high velocities attainable with the .270 Win case, inside 400 yards, no deer's gonna know the difference. DRT is DRT.

My Pappy shot a .270 for whitetail in PA since my Dad was a kid and I don't remember any stories of deer getting hit and not dying. Granted a long shot where we hunt is 100 yards.

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Unread 12-15-2010, 06:57 AM
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Re: ? .270

When 115gr .277 (6.8SPC) can keep up with 147gr .308Win out to 400yds for energy. I think there's something there.

When the wife's 270Win, and the cousin's 270Win both make bigger exit holes with 130gr vs my 180gr 300WinMag....there's something there!

Call me a convert, there's a reason grampa quit using the 308NormaMag and went back to the 270Win for elk. It works just fine, maybe a touch better than most, for anything in N. America.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 09:03 AM
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Re: ? .270

It is a very common round for big game hunting. i have never seen them shooting in f-class even though the 270 balistics should be better than a 308 or 223.
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