Originally Posted by Elkwonder
What would a good rebarrel job run me for my sako? Also I have heard that the WSM is not as accurate as the standard 7mm mag because the magazine will not allow you to seat the bullet out to the lands of the barrel, like you can the standard 7mm mag. Is there any truth to this?
I would not say that the 270 WSM is any less accurate than anything else, I've shoot quite a few groups at 1030yrds that I won't post because the BR guys will get all hurt over it. Trust me if everything is set up for accuracy you'll have no problem holding MOA to the end of it's effective range. Most guys load a 270 for hunting accuracy, well that's all you'll ever get, apply BR loading principles and techniques you'll be amazed by the accuracy that will come.
I can seat bullets into the lands at mag length in my Savage just fine but your not looking for that in a hunting load anyway. I have a 270 WSM reamer set up so I should be .010 ish of the lands and loaded at max mag length so I have no problem maximizing it in my rifle. Don't know the mag specs on the Sako so I can't really help you out on that.
If your not reloading your 270 WSM you have barely tapped it's potential. I would spend money on reloading and learning on wind reading!
If you run a 150 Berger at 3200 in a 270 WSM and a 168 Berger in a 7mm @ 3050fps 300yrd zero at 6000ft elevation, numbers at a 1000yrd are: 1780 fps and 1839fps, energy: 1056 and 1252 ft lbs path MOA: 18.5 and 19.
Nothing I shoot would know the difference!