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Help me build a .270 WSM

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Unread 03-03-2009, 12:16 AM
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Help me build a .270 WSM

Ok...So I want a .270WSM for a hunting rifle. My only requirement is that it must have a SYNTHETIC THUMBHOLE stock... I have a problem with my arm that makes a standard grip uncomfortable and a thumbhole fit like a glove, and I'm not interested in wood for this gun.
Lets hear your suggestions for a stock, barrel and action. And a rough cost estimate would be nice too. I'm not trying to break the bank, just build a good hunting rifle that will fit me comfortably. Let try and keep the $$$ reasonable...

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Unread 03-03-2009, 02:33 AM
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Re: Help me build a .270 WSM


Welcome aboard. Its a fun place to be.

Why are ya hung upon a 'synthetic' stock?

You mention you want to "build" but don't mention action/barrel/scope etc or for hunting what kinds of stuff.

The 270 WSM will handle all kinds of game and if loaded to it's capabilities will reach out and touch some things.

Do some googling on synthetic thumbhole stocks and you'll quickly see what your options are and the costs.

I'd suggest purchasing a factory rifle with at least a 26" barrel, but a 24" will do, but I think 24" is a "settle for" option.

I also suppose I'd take a look at a Savage first then snoop around the Remingtons. By then you'll notice the price difference.

Also, don't forget to shop the "used" rack.

Let us know what you decide upon.
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Unread 03-03-2009, 07:03 PM
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Re: Help me build a .270 WSM

I have a savage 16fss 270 wsm and it has been a very good shooter. It has a standard magnum barrel. For long range I would like a bit longer and heavier barrel.

I would look into the savage 12fv with accutrigger and a stockade thumbhole stock. That would be a reasonably priced shooter.

I've shot the 140gr accubonds with very good success
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Unread 03-03-2009, 11:19 PM
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Re: Help me build a .270 WSM

I will have a new never fired 270 wsm rem. take off barrel soon if interested.
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Unread 03-04-2009, 10:02 PM
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Re: Help me build a .270 WSM

I have a factory Sako 300 WSM, that I am probably going to sell (just got a 300 RUM). If I ever do another WSM, it will likely be the 270 built on a standard or large action so I can handload the LR cartridges to fit the mag.

My $.02 FWIW
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Unread 03-04-2009, 11:35 PM
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Re: Help me build a .270 WSM

I've looked at some of the Savages, but I don't like the 2 round magazine capacity in the WSM's.
I like the prices of the Stockade stocks a lot better than the others I've seen, so I'll keep them in mind.
The reason I want a synthetic stock is because I want an all weather rifle, that I won't feel bad about putting a few nicks in. Plus the weight of the synthetics is a bonus.
Thanks for the ideas...
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Unread 03-05-2009, 10:05 AM
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Re: Help me build a .270 WSM

I built mine on a Howa 300WSM action using a 26" Krieger #5 in a Boyds Laminate stock. Very accurate and kills pretty well with 140 Accubonds. Sometimes you can find the Weatherby Vanguards on sale at Walmart. The Howa is also available as a barreled action which saves a few dollars.
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