Originally Posted by kstrick
I can't afford a custom gun with 3 girls in college.
What would be an equivalent caliber as far as long distance and accuracy?
Many manufactures offer a 270 WSM, and mine shoots just great with 140 grain bullets. I can break 3000 fps with a variety of powders and quality factory ammo is available in a pinch. For hunting small to med-large size game, it's still hard to beat a 270 WSM.
Some very good .277 bullets are recently available. Plus you have the option to shoot 150 AB or 160 Partition if you want to go after bigger game.