Originally Posted by Bowhunter84
im in the process of getting a Sako finnlight in 270wsm. i plan on topping it off with a zeiss diavari 3-12x56. basically im just curious as to what y'all think of the 270wsm as an all around whitetail caliber. i'm also interested in what ammo you would recommend shooting in it. i've been told by a couple of people that i know that hunt with a 270wsm to look at the winchester ballistic silvertip 150gr and also the federal nosler ballistic tip 130gr. being that im not very familiar with a 270wsm im open to suggestions. my longest shot will be 400-450yds and the closest shot will be 10-15yds.
270WSM is a fantastic round for whitetail, it can take game much larger at the ranges you've indicated. Great all round choice IMO.
Winchester makes great ammunition that can be reliable every time. I personally do not believe that you should shoot a certain type of factory ammo just from someone suggesting it. You should purchase a few different types of ammo and shoot 3 shot groups with each brand. Whichever shoots the best group would be the choice of ammo you should use. It just so happens I have a rifle that shoots great with the cheap stuff
Also, make sure you break in the barrel properly (use the search button)