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Best .277 cal cartridge?

 
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:08 PM
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Re: Best .277 cal cartridge?

Most of the hunting I do is for big albertan white tails that can get up to 400 pounds, I have the possibility of seeing deer out to and past 1000 yards. I originally was going to build a 300wm but I think I would like to do some sort of 277 build because something about that cal puts deer down fast.
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:59 PM
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Re: Best .277 cal cartridge?

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The 270 Weatherby magnum is the best factory 270 by far. Bunch of wildcats. The 270 wby is just an awesome hunting rifle. The 270 WSM is next. It falls exactly half way between the wby and the 270 win in velocity.
Agree old friend I have one built on an a3 sako that used to shoot bug holes, still will shoot m.o.a. saw a fellow just miss a whitetail at near a mile with it!!!!
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:32 PM
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Re: Best .277 cal cartridge?

I don't think that 1100 yard elk would argue to much about your A3 Sako 270 wby shooting like a dream. I think that was the first really long shot I ever made with it on big game. I remember back in the 70's we would shoot those 12 ounce cans or whatever drifted up way across the lake at who knows how far with that rifle. Hardly ever missed but after a spot shot to get the drop I don't think it ever missed. Those were the days. Looking forward to seeing you and Becky Christmas. That whitetail was lucky. He didn't stay around after the spot shot got the drop on him. From where the dust kicked up I don't see how it missed him.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:13 PM
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Yep the whitetail was lucky you didn't get him had to hit just under his body as the dust blew up behind him!Hope to see you and the Mrs. this Christmas maybe we can go eat out on the mtn.?
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:44 PM
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Re: Best .277 cal cartridge?

The 270wby sounds pretty awsome. Can someone explain the 270am to me haha?
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:51 PM
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Re: Best .277 cal cartridge?

270AM is a Rem. Ultra Mag case necked down to .277 and, I'm pretty sure but 100%, has Kirby's 35degree shoulder design.

I'm not sure what the case capacity is but I'm sure someone here knows the answer to that.

There also is a 277AM based off the 338 Lapua case necked down to .277 and I also believe it has the signature 35 degree shoulder.

Maybe Kirby will chime in on this cause I would like to know the case capacity for the 270AM 277AM and 7AM.

If you already have a Rem. L700 action and you want a hot rod 270 the 270AM is a natural.
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