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Old 08-02-2012, 02:30 PM
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What caliber to rebarrel my 270 WSM

I'm looking into getting a new barrel on my Winchester control feed 270 wsm. Although I'm partial to the 7mm saum, 300 WSM looks interesting also. Think I'm stuck with the short mags because of the mag bolt face and short action. Opinions?
Elk and sometimes deer are the intended targets.
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I'm looking into getting a new barrel on my Winchester control feed 270 wsm. Although I'm partial to the 7mm saum, 300 WSM looks interesting also. Think I'm stuck with the short mags because of the mag bolt face and short action. Opinions?
Elk and sometimes deer are the intended targets.
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325 wsm
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Re: What caliber to rebarrel my 270 WSM

7 RSAUM is far and away superior to the 300 WSM. Except when it's not as good.

Seriously... more enjoyable and plenty adequate most of the time vs a little more punch when needed.

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Re: What caliber to rebarrel my 270 WSM

Stay with. 270 WSM and rebarrel it with 1.8 or 1:9 twist to stabilize the 165/175gr from Matrix and the upcoming 170gr from Berger.
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Re: What caliber to rebarrel my 270 WSM

The 300 WSM is very good also. I am shooting 2975 fps out of a 24" barrel tikka t3 with a 208 Amax .653 bc with RE19. Run the ballistics and see how it compares to the others. I like it over the smaller caliber short mags. All are good though. This load averages around .35 moa in this rifle.
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Re: What caliber to rebarrel my 270 WSM

I have that very same rifle and it once was a 270 WSM . I ordered a Brux 7mm bbl with 9"twist so now its a 7mm wsm and it is "Bad to the bone"
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Re: What caliber to rebarrel my 270 WSM

Fast twist barrel for 270WSM, or 300WSM would be my Top choices. I own both, & love both. Make sure to throw AT LEAST a 26" pipe on your new one.

I'd love to have a 325WSM if there was any decent bullet selection in 8mm, but its kinda dismal in that department. But, if you want a wild cat, a 338WSM would kick *****!
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