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A .270 possible for a 1k target gun?

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:31 PM
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A .270 possible for a 1k target gun?

A friend is gonna help me build a 1k target/hunting rifle mostly likely a .308. But in case I cant find a M700 in SA would a .270 be ok for say 500 yard deer hunting and 1k target shooting build?

I dont want a magnum round and if the LA is a 270 I can reload for both my build rifle and the .270 my wife hunts with. I currently shoot deer on a regular basis out to 300 yards since I hunt agro fields here in florida.

Any suggestions would be appreciated as I am totally new to building and also LR target shooting.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:37 PM
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Re: A .270 possible for a 1k target gun?

[QUOTE=LeonJ71;763712]A friend is gonna help me build a 1k target/hunting rifle mostly likely a .308. But in case I cant find a M700 in SA would a .270 be ok for say 500 yard deer hunting and 1k target shooting build?

Yes.
The 270 is more than capable of 1000 yard targets with the right bullet and 500 yard deer are no problem ether.

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Old 02-14-2013, 06:36 PM
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Re: A .270 possible for a 1k target gun?

Thank you for your answer..
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:25 PM
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Re: A .270 possible for a 1k target gun?

I run 140 Accubonds's in mine and have taken game (antelope) to 650 yards.

I think it's a great round and if you want to build a fast twist rifle the heavy Matrix bullets should give you really good performance.

The new long range AB's or the Hornady 150 gr Interbond should shoot from a standard twist rate as well. . . Berger has some nice high BC bullets as well but I've no experience with them.

A 270 should out shoot a 308 in every scenario. . . Were you to build a 30-06 though you'd see some advantage due to the heavier bullets in terms of wind drift and energy carry.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:29 PM
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Re: A .270 possible for a 1k target gun?

A 270 will not be competitive due to lack of match grade bullets.

Go with a 6.5, 7 or 30 caliber. A 6.5x47 or 280 would be a much better choice.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:07 PM
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Re: A .270 possible for a 1k target gun?

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A 270 will not be competitive due to lack of match grade bullets.

Go with a 6.5, 7 or 30 caliber. A 6.5x47 or 280 would be a much better choice.
Plenty of match grade bullets from Berger and Matrix ballistics that will run with any any of the others, the only difference is it's in a 270 package!
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:19 AM
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Re: A .270 possible for a 1k target gun?

I shoot my wood 1988 stock factory Remington 270 800 yards and hit a steel plate thats 1 foot round everytime loaded with 140 gr. bergers.... That being said it is not an ideal long range gun... It's Ballistic CO efficient .... the most important thing with selecting a caliber for long range shooting and refers to how well the bullet fight's air resistance which is huge at long ranges due to wind and the general air resistence .... is not up to par with those of the .308.. or 6.5 caliber bullets.. The Ballistic coefficient is listed next to any bullet on their website and vary's bullet to bullet based on brand and weight THE HIGHER THE BETTER. All this being said to equal a .308 in a 180 grain bullet (the higher the grain the higher the B.C in caliber) you would have to shoot a 150 gr. 270 which requires a 1 in 9 twist this means the bullet spins 1 time every 9 inches ... 270 come from the factory at a 1 in 10 twist (which is the rifleing how much it spins in the barrel.. you have to have faster twist to stabilize heavier bullets) a 1 in 8 twist is faster than a 1 in 15 twist it's backwards so in laymans terms unless you are gettin a custom barrel made with a 1 in 9 twist go with the .308... if you wanted to take another step up the 6.5 x 284 norma which im shooting 1000 yards right now is the best of all worlds.. its a necked down 7mm mag to a 6.5 neck and it has mild recoil about on par with a 270.. so i would list them (since you don't want magnums)

1. 280 Remington .604 BC 168 gr. Berger
2. 6.5 x 284 norma .612 BC 140 gr. Berger VLD ( the reason i put it behind 1 is its only factory made by savage to my knowledge and ive had all kinds of issues with this
3. 308 .549 BC 185 gr Berger VLD
4. 270 .487 BC 140 gr berger

All this being said remember that i shoot my 270 800 yards but if you want more reliability in wind and at greater distance this would be my lists
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