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Old 04-29-2013, 06:44 PM
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savage 270 WSM vs. weatherby vangaurd 257 wby mag

I am looking for another rifle and have narrowed my search down to a Savage FCNS 270 WSM or a Weatherby vangaurd sporter in a .257 Wby mag. I like them both equally. I don't reload for now and will be hunting mostly whitetail deer and maybe wild hogs with ranges probably not exceeding 500 yards. Any opinions or suggestions would be great.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:34 AM
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Re: savage 270 WSM vs. weatherby vangaurd 257 wby mag

I've had the 257 and it was a good gun. But from everything I have read the 270wsm has much more potential than the 257 in my opinion. I would say the ammo is probablly about the same price with the weatherby being slightly higher. Some good bullet in the 270 and you can kill about anything up to elk. I also think savage make a great rifle. I have the 116 in a 6.5x284 and eveything I put through it has shot at .8 or better. i do hand load and now I am shooting .5moa at 100. I stopped here and just kept this load since it was consistant. But the 270WSM in my opnion is the only WSM to have. The 7mm and the 300wsm only come close to the full length cartrige but cannot out do it. The 270wsm on the other hand from my understanding has more case capacity and it burns it powder more efficient than the full length case. I'm not beatting down the 257 but it was picky to hand load for and I never got it under .75moa at 100yrds. Also it seems you will never be able to achive the volicities that the weatherby rounds produce. From what I could tell it is a blend of powder in the 257 weatherby case or it something that is confidental to weatherby. My best hand load on a 115 grain berger would only produce 3315fps. The weatherby rounds were almost 3400 fps in a 24 inch barrel. I think I chrono them at 3354fps. But anyways I would go with the 270WSM.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:51 AM
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Re: savage 270 WSM vs. weatherby vangaurd 257 wby mag

I don't believe in Weatherbys that aren't Mark V's.....But I'd own an original Vanguard over a Savage, anyday.

Seriously, I just don't like Savage. I'm not gonna say they're bad, b/c they aren't.....But I just don't like them, and refuse to own one. I also don't like ANY of the short magnums. I like standard-length magnum cartridges.

The .257 Weatherby is a smokin round! I have a Mark V AccuMark in .257 Wby Mag. One of my favorite deer rifles I've ever owned. I do also like the looks of the new Vanguard S2 Deluxe in .257 Wby. Looks to be a shooter.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:40 PM
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Re: savage 270 WSM vs. weatherby vangaurd 257 wby mag

thanks for the opinions. I noticed that the savage has an accustock and I've read that the WSM's are more accurate. is this true? and if it is, is it worth making up my mind?
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:51 PM
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Re: savage 270 WSM vs. weatherby vangaurd 257 wby mag

Not true.....If a gun is accurate, a gun is accurate. No particular caliber is any more accurate than another. Whoever told you that short mags were more accurate than standard magnums needs to be shot.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:41 PM
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Re: savage 270 WSM vs. weatherby vangaurd 257 wby mag

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Not true.....If a gun is accurate, a gun is accurate. No particular caliber is any more accurate than another. Whoever told you that short mags were more accurate than standard magnums needs to be shot.

So your telling me that case geometry, neck length and shoulder angle have nothing at all to do with accuracy. I am no expert but my 270wsm has absolutely one of the easiest cartridges I have ever loaded for. I love this thing. I am able to drive a 130gr Barnes TSX at 3500fps with minimal pressure. Not to mention this is my most accurate load. I can generally shoot .25 moa out to 500 yards with this load.

My rifle is a Browning M-1000 Eclipse. 26" barrel.


I love my short mags.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:51 PM
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Re: savage 270 WSM vs. weatherby vangaurd 257 wby mag

I see that is what Iv heard the eclipses are sweet guns. Do you know if the accustock savage makes is any better opposed to one that is not equipped with one?
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