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Old 03-13-2011, 06:20 PM
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what caliber

i just took over a model 700 270win, thinking about making it into another caliber. would be used mainly for whitetail with shots up to 500yds max,
any suggestions????
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:39 PM
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Re: what caliber

Nothing wrong with the 270 for 500 yard whitetails but if you feel like toying with another caliber on the 270 bolt face then there is a whole host of great options. The 280AI running 162 AMAX's, 30-06 running 208 AMAX's, 284 Win running 162's, 308 (178 or 208) , 708 (162), 260 (140), 6.5x284 (140) are all great 500 yard whitetail calibers.

For a long action standard bolt face 500 yard whitetail rifle, the 280AI and 30-06 would be my top 2 picks in that order.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:12 PM
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Re: what caliber

if left at 270 what bullet and weight would you recommend
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Re: what caliber

1972- 6.5-284
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:58 AM
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Re: what caliber

6-06 shooting the 115 VLD
6.5-06 Shooting the 130-140 VLD's

For more juice you could improve both chambers.

I also Like the 25-06, just more bullet choices in 6mm & 6.5mm
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:33 AM
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Re: what caliber

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if left at 270 what bullet and weight would you recommend

Bullet selection is still a little poor but something in the 130gr would be best for deer size game
and 150gr for Elk size game.

The 280 or 280 AI would be a good choice with lots of bullets and ammo availability and no action
or bolt work if you were going to install a custom barrel.

The 280 is simply a 270 necked up to .284 with a little longer case body(More capacity) and will
push heaver bullets a little faster than the 270.

Just a suggestion.

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Old 03-14-2011, 03:50 PM
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Re: what caliber

For the 270 Win on deer out to 500 yards I would pick either the Sierra 130 Game King or the 130 Nosler Ballistic Tip. I have killed deer with them both and they will do the job if you put them where they are supposed to go.
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