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.270 WSM v .300WSM

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Old 10-07-2004, 09:45 AM
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.270 WSM v .300WSM

Can't believe I'm doing this but... Kimber is offering their M8400 Classic stocked in French Walnut with a forend tip. I've got to have one. The rifles are available in these two calibers only. Here's the question: How are the .270's shooting? I've already searched the archives and found little info, and not a lot of positive feedback. Accuracy is paramount. I already have a .300 Jarrett so I am wanting to go with something that fills the hole between my .243 and the .300.
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Old 10-07-2004, 10:33 AM
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Re: .270 WSM v .300WSM

There is an article in the latest issue of Rifle Shooter on the Kimber. I just got my issue Monday. They have the 8400 and the 8400 Montana. I think the article said it was availble in .270/7mm/.300 WSM. Check it out. Johnny K.
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Old 10-07-2004, 10:36 AM
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Re: .270 WSM v .300WSM

The 270 can be every bit as good or bad as the 300. Loading accurate bullets helps.

I prefer the 270 because of the higher BC bullets for the bullet weight.

Both would be more then enough for the game I hunt so would lean towards the best bullets for longer shots. Here the 270 has an edge over the 180gr 30cals typically used.

Awesome looking rifle. Too pretty for me to hunt with though.

If accuracy is paramount, then build up a rifle using a top quality match barrel assembled by someone who will do it right. Work up loads using accurate bullets. That is the only way I know to ensure very small groups.

The kimber is still a production rifle.

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Old 10-07-2004, 02:03 PM
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Re: .270 WSM v .300WSM

COBrad - I've had a 35 year love of .277 rifles. I still have my original custom 270 winchester that was given to me when I was 12 years old. It has done everything I ever wanted to do. Excellant varmint gun with 100's or 110's. I also have a 270 ackley improved which is even better.

If they would have made the .270 WSM 15 years ago I would have bought it instead of the Ackley.

I can go out Marmot or parrie dog hunting and shoot 100's of rounds in a day and not think anything of it. 300 magnums and larger guns like my .458 I'm about shot out after 30 - 50 rounds.

[ 10-20-2004: Message edited by: budlight ]
.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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Old 10-07-2004, 06:36 PM
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Re: .270 WSM v .300WSM

I ordered one today in .270WSM. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 10-07-2004, 11:03 PM
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Re: .270 WSM v .300WSM

Accuracy being paramount relative to a production rifle! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] This rifle is a fair representation to ones that I have salivated over since I was a little boy. I really admire french walnut. I will admit it is all about having a beautiful wood-stocked rifle without having to go to the expense of a full custom. This one is going hunting, when the weather is nice and there are no saddle scabbards involved. My .300 is a custom ss/fiberglass for "real" hunting.
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Old 10-10-2004, 01:46 AM
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Re: .270 WSM v .300WSM

I have a Win M70 in 270 WSM with there Laminated stock.I also have a synthetic stocked Rem 700 in 300RUM. My point is I just got back from a sucsessful black bear hunt where I had to hike thru dence forest,no way would I carry a fancy walnut stocked rifle thru that,ruin it within there first few hundred yds of hikeing.However 270WSM shoots well at the range. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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