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Opinions on 270 WSM?

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Unread 10-09-2013, 08:22 AM
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Re: Opinions on 270 WSM?

Watched my hunting partner put down an antelope at a measured 456 yds. (Leica rangefinder) with his Kimber 270 WSM. Accurate and flat shooting. The .308 pales by comparison.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 09:02 AM
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Re: Opinions on 270 WSM?

777funk, this is exactly what I expected you would get for responses. This is a site for LR guys and over bore and speed are the name of the game. I rarely see any one bag on a caliber or cartridge choice. The bagging might be related to brand choice or choice of caliber/cartridge for given application, but not for accuracy.

Good luck and happy shooting.
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Unread 10-10-2013, 02:14 PM
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Unread 10-11-2013, 01:34 PM
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Re: Opinions on 270 WSM?

im not a fan of .270 anything but lots are guess different strokes for different folks. rather go the 6.5 or 7mm route
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Unread 10-12-2013, 07:46 AM
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Re: Opinions on 270 WSM?

I own a Tikka T3 lite stainless in a 270 WSM and love it. One thing to consider also, is recoil. The 270 avergaes around 20 ft/lbs with 150 grain bullets, whereas the 308 is around 15 ft/lbs. This may not matter if it is going to be an exclusive hunting rifle, but if you plan on spending some time at the range it's definately something to consider.
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Unread 10-12-2013, 09:56 AM
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Re: Opinions on 270 WSM?

If you could only have one rifle, this is one of the three or four chamberings I'd recommend.

My son's does 3300 fps with 130gr. Very accurate, great, I mean very great round for 48 states hunting. For tougher game the 150gr will do well.

Nice to have point blank to 300 yards.
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Unread 10-12-2013, 10:47 AM
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Re: Opinions on 270 WSM?

Originally Posted by 777funk View Post
I'm looking into one (Savage 16 Stainless - pre accu) and curious what the opinions on this caliber are?

I was wanting a 308 just because of how common it is (easy to get brass). But before I rule out the 270 WSM being offered, I figured I'd ask for some opinions.
I was dead set on a 270 WSM build a few years ago and contacted Kirby about it but ultimately decided to push the pause button for awhile and utilize the rifles I have and really take some more time to chew on it.

Instead I went with another 7RM, a 6.5-284, another 270 Winchester, and a 280 Remington. I'm getting 3050+ fps with a 150 VLD from my 270 using 57.0 gr H4831SC seated to a COAL at 3.28, which is .010 off the lands. For me, there's nothing to gain from a 270 WSM even if I had a 26+ inch barrel for the bulk of the hunting I do. Just got to know my trajectory and let those 150s fly out of my 24" Krieger barrel.
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