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Old 08-04-2011, 09:03 PM
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Re: 270WSM barrel quest

Here's a little 270 WSM with a 165 Matrix pic for ya. Over all length is 3.120 on but not into the lands. The reamer has .180 free bore. Just fanning the flames

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Old 08-04-2011, 09:44 PM
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Re: 270WSM barrel quest

ajacinto, heres another thought for you, I built a 7mm wsm and a 270wsm , both on howa LA as they are a little shorter than a reminton or a stiller I have shot both the 165 matrix and the 169.5 wildcats and both feed nice. With the LA remington that we tried somthimes the loaded case will pop up before chambering this is why I went with the howa LA true them up and they are a sweet action for less $ just a thought good luck on your build
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:47 PM
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Re: 270WSM barrel quest

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just wondering if you have ever shot any game with the 165 matrix bullets and if so how did they open up for you did they perform well on game?
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:48 PM
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Re: 270WSM barrel quest

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ajacinto, heres another thought for you, I built a 7mm wsm and a 270wsm , both on howa LA as they are a little shorter than a reminton or a stiller I have shot both the 165 matrix and the 169.5 wildcats and both feed nice. With the LA remington that we tried somthimes the loaded case will pop up before chambering this is why I went with the howa LA true them up and they are a sweet action for less $ just a thought good luck on your build
That is an excellent suggestion!!!! We were posting at the same time, I haven't shot anything yet but there is another member I think his username is pitbull320 that has put them or has a buddy that has put them on some big game and performance was excellent. They have the same jacket as the Bergers so I would expect similar results but won't know for a couple months, I plan on shooting most everything with them from antelope to elk. Shooting them into sand at 1000+yrds they seem good, all open up and mushroom way down.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:36 AM
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Re: 270WSM barrel quest

bigngreen
thanks for the info, I have shot a couple into a dead elk this past winter and they seemed to open up let me know when you pound somthing with one I would like to know how they do
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:13 PM
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Re: 270WSM barrel quest

Gentlemen,

Once again thank you all for your replies. I find myself with a whole lot of options and knowledge I didn't have when I first posted this thread

So a LA on a WSM is available? That just might be the an option I will look into when the time comes. So I decided to take this Remington 700 SPS to my gunsmith and had Leupold scope mounts and rings installed and a scope bore sighted... I took the rifle out to the range and I left the place with mixed feelings!

First off it was great shooting this thing! My only complain is the awful recoil my right shoulder felt. Now I know 270 is not by any means the meanest caliber in the block; but understand I am a disabled war vet here... After three shoulder surgeries (one left two right) I suppose my body is not the same....

Anywho; I just know I can shoot better than what the paper down range was telling! Before I spend more time and money on this rifle (and caliber) I think I should get my hands on lower power rifle and practice practice practice. [by the way I was a shooting a BSA scope which I understand to be a big no-no, will be getting a Bushnell Elite 4200 to temporarily fill in for a better glass in the future]

What caliber would you believe has more to offer; .243 Winchester or .22-250 Remington? Meaning which would allow for more room for experimentation. I notice there are a lot more bullet brands for the .243, but Berger alone has bullets from 30 to 90 grains in .224

I won't be giving up on this 270WSM or the build; but I'll be honest shooting this thing hurts, feels like a small cannon. At least for now it does LOL.... I have hope my shoulders should be better in a few years - I only got one body and I am not about to give up on it!


Thank you friends for yah great help!
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:38 PM
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Re: 270WSM barrel quest

OK i'll just come out and say it I am a puss when it coms to recoil, I was always against a brake because of the noise but after installing my first one on my 270wsm, I became a believer, a good quality brake would make your 270 wsm's recoil feel about like a 22-250 witout the brake, as for other calibers if you are going to build ,I would go with the 6.5X47 lapua if you put a brake on it it wil feel like your shooting a 223 I have a buddy who killed a 6X7 bull elk at 720 yards with his 6.5X47 with 1 shot and it only went about 30 yards before it killed over, if you want to buy a factory rifle the 260 remington would be a good choice, there are lost of bullet choices in the 6.5 caliber, just to show how much I hate recoil I even put a brake on my 223 akley. good luck
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