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Unread 04-16-2009, 10:32 PM
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270 WSM Popularity

I just bought one after shooting a friends. Very Accurate!. I was talking to my nephew in central Texas last week and he told me he had bought a new rifle.
I asked what caliber. His answere, 270 WSM. Another friend at work looked my Tikka T3 lite SS with Nikon Buckmaster scope over and promptly dicided he needed one and he hasn't even shot it. He liked the rifle and ballistics of the cartriage. That's 4 in my small circle of friends. Since it's introduction in 2001, the 270 wizzum seems to have a following. Just wondering how it's favored by the long range shooting community. Anyone made any exceptional shots with this cartriage?
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Unread 04-17-2009, 12:05 AM
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Re: 270 WSM Popularity

I have a couple that I really like. Both are Tikka T3 lites. Last hunitng season, my niece killed a deer with one at 570 yards. It went 0 feet and died.

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Unread 04-17-2009, 04:07 AM
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Re: 270 WSM Popularity

Just to intentionally hijack the thread.......

I here that there are people looking for 169.5 gr pills for the 270 Any Magnum.

Back on track though I do seem to notice a lot of 270 WSM appearing. It's really not to shabby of a cartridge. It may even put the 270 Win to sleep.......which would be sad.
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Unread 04-17-2009, 05:24 PM
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Re: 270 WSM Popularity

I shoot a tikka T3 lite stainless w/ a Burris sig. select in 270wsm, great gun, loves 130gr accubonds and retumbo all 5 touching at 100. I personally believe that tikka's are an underestimated and un-popular weapon. They are made to sako specs, very affordable and shoot lights out w/ proper loading w/o any modifications. Very impressive little weapons!

I personally like the 7mm wsm a bit more b/c of all of the bullets offered in that cal. Also the 6.5mm/wsm wildcat is a great target round.

I am currently building a .243wSSm for a target rife, should shoot 105gr pills out around 3200 w/ a 26" tube! very good for only 43gr of powder pushing it. Hangs the the 6mm-284 and all the AI'd models too!
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Unread 04-18-2009, 01:08 AM
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Re: 270 WSM Popularity

I shoot a 270 WSM out of a M70 Classic. Stiff load of Mag Pro 72.0grs pushes a 150 gr SBT 3,200 FPS and I think I've got room to push it faster. Plus under 1"MOA at 100yds. Now that's equal to a 7 Rem Mag but with a better bullet.
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Unread 04-18-2009, 09:11 AM
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Re: 270 WSM Popularity

I have owned several 270 win and loved them for hunting out to 600 yrds.

But the problem "Was" bullet selection, now with the 130 accubond this has changed.

When the WSMs came out I went with the 7mm WSM because of the bullet choices,now
that is not such an issue.

The 7mm and 6.5 still have more bullet choices but you can't beat the 130 AB if your
rifle likes them.

For Elk the 150 bt or 160 partition would be hard to beat.

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Unread 04-18-2009, 08:57 PM
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Re: 270 WSM Popularity

shot my new savage mod. 16 flhss 270 wsm for the first time today. sweet!!
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