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Old 08-01-2011, 01:54 PM
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270WSM barrel quest

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would humbly like to ask which barrel do you believe would make for a great long range shooter for 270WSM? When it comes to fps or accuracy, I'll prefer accuracy. As for contour, I really don't mind the weight, whatever makes a barrel more dependable and durable is my preferred choice.

My action is a Remington 700 SPS 270WSM SA and I've decided its time for a build. I am thinking of a Brux barrel and have my sights set on the XLR Industries Evolution Chassis.

Any input is greatly appreciated!

I've spent 8+ years in the Marine Corps, and other than sending 5.56 and 7.62 lead down the range, my marksmanship skills are limited. Not to say I am not a mean shot with iron sights I would like to take the knowledge and techniques found in this great community and hopefully hone my skills as a LongRangeHunter
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:59 PM
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Re: 270WSM barrel quest

First, big thank you for serving this country as a Marine!!!!

Your already heading in a good direction with the Brux and XLR, I'm liking Brux and I would like to get an XLR for an ULR rifle build in the future. The optimum 270 WSM has been my quest for several years and I think I'm almost dialed in on it.
Here's a possible ideal set up, Brux med palma, 1-9 twist cut at 28in with a three port Muscle Brake.
Look at Matrix Ballistics for 165 and 175 grain VLD's, Berger is good and hopefully Wildcat bullets get their 169.5 soon. Royinidaho is working on a bullet re-tipping solution that looks promising and would be very cost effective BC gains on bullets like the 150 Ballistic tip.
Have the action and mag set up as long as you can so you can seat out the larger VLD's.
If you set it up right you'll be amazed at the range and ease of shooting you get out of it.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:18 PM
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Re: 270WSM barrel quest

Once again thank you very much for your input! And you're VERY welcome, serving this great country just gives me a great sense of satisfaction; even if life can get a tad tough doing so.

I am lucky that someone as experienced and knowledgeable as yourself bothered to reply to this thread. Good to know that I am more or less thinking in the right direction! I had also thought of a muscle brake as you mentioned, I don't think there's anything wrong with the one Mr Len has on his Gear Shop.

Your barrel recommendation is great! I will order now. I've found the Matrix and Berger companies, but I just can't find any of the Wildcat bullets. [What I found] is that a so-called Richard Graves (here somebody calls him a poacher) is the maker of these Wildcats, and nobody seems to carry them anymore.... unless of course you would know of his website or of a supplier? Royinidaho seems to be quite the character, I found his wordpress journal but that's about it.

Let me know if you know where these Wildcats can be bought, I would like to stay tuned to Royinidaho bullet's development if you could point me in the right direction.

THX
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:02 PM
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Re: 270WSM barrel quest

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Once again thank you very much for your input! And you're VERY welcome, serving this great country just gives me a great sense of satisfaction; even if life can get a tad tough doing so.

I am lucky that someone as experienced and knowledgeable as yourself bothered to reply to this thread. Good to know that I am more or less thinking in the right direction! I had also thought of a muscle brake as you mentioned, I don't think there's anything wrong with the one Mr Len has on his Gear Shop.

Your barrel recommendation is great! I will order now. I've found the Matrix and Berger companies, but I just can't find any of the Wildcat bullets. [What I found] is that a so-called Richard Graves (here somebody calls him a poacher) is the maker of these Wildcats, and nobody seems to carry them anymore.... unless of course you would know of his website or of a supplier? Royinidaho seems to be quite the character, I found his wordpress journal but that's about it.

Let me know if you know where these Wildcats can be bought, I would like to stay tuned to Royinidaho bullet's development if you could point me in the right direction.

THX
wildcatbullets@gmail.com Paul sent me some 169.5's a couple months ago so I know he is making them but I think he has been backlogged for a while
My barrel is a custom chamber Rockcreek #4 28" fluted with a small painkiller brake 7mm dakota necked down to .277 40* shoulder about 18 moa @ 1000
with a 290 yard zero Kirby built 700 trued action it shoots real nice
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:35 PM
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Re: 270WSM barrel quest

Here's the link to order Wildcats, Welcome - Wildcat Bullets looks like there is some in stock. I should have some at my door step soon!
The 270 cal has a strong following, and it's just getting better with the newest bullets!
The Muscle brake Len has is the regular three port and would work excellent, you'll be surprised how sweet it is to shoot, the only reason I used the mini was it blended straight with my barrel, looks built right in but the barrel is obscenely heavy.
You'll have to give some thought to how far out you can seat the bullets in your configuration and have the chamber throat set up accordingly if you want to cycle the long VLDs thought the mag, if you are willing to single sled them I can shoot you the specs in a PM on the reamer I have set up for them.

Roy is our unofficial 270 guru leader and all around good old guy, his entertainment factor is extremely high, he should be popping in one here as I think he can sense when we talk about him
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:04 PM
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Re: 270WSM barrel quest

I would also go with the brux,I have to carry mine up big steep mtns so I like the # 4 flutted they shoot great and break in good, I also have a #4 rockceek barrel it shoots fine but they take a long time to get< and I dont think it shoots any better than my brux barrel, as for the action I would go with a long action if you plan to shoot the 165 matrix or the 169.5 wildcats so that you can seat your bullet out far enough to get a max load of powder, just a thought.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:22 PM
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Re: 270WSM barrel quest

Wow Mr 270 lefty,
a 7mm dakota necked down to .277 sounds like a lot of sense. soudns like big power in a .277 package! Beautiful! I will definitely look into that Rockcreek barrels. It sounds like you have a great shooter!

Mr bigngreen I can't put in words how grateful I am for your help. I am thankful. I think I might have a custom action worked for the 270WSM. I really like the way that short stubby b@st@rd looks like. I would like to pursue this 270WSM cartridge for now.

Mr 270winshort, let me start with, what A GREAT NAME! thank you for your feedback! I was thinking about Brux or Rockcreek, I will go Brux now. Thanks

Gentlemen,

I took time this week to visit my local gunsmiths here in El Paso, Texas. It turns out everybody in towns just has to mention this 'Chuy' master gunsmith; whether gunsmith or not themselves. So I went to him and like most of you recommended, we says my Remington 700 270WSM SA is too short for a 170+ grain .277 bullet... So now I am thinking of I am thinking of contacting Stiller's Precision for this action build, specially since Len uses them for HIS custom rifles.... hehheheh... I will contact Stiller for a custom action that can take a longer-than-usual 270WSM, of course, before that I will speak with Brux and give them a heads up and this project, just to check if they have any feedback themselves.

Thank you all for helping a newcomer, I feel part of the brotherhood already!

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