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Who shoots the .270 Win.?

 
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:21 PM
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Re: Who shoots the .270 Win.?

I've got a 270WSM, but sooner or later I'll get another 270 Win. Love that caliber. Heck, I may even do a 270-AI with a fast twist, like FEENIX did! Talk about Awesome!
Like bigngreen said, there's quite a few 270 fans here, & with the new bullet offerings, the LR capabilities of the good ol 270 is really starting to shine!

If you do re-pipe it, go with at least a 26" tube.
I just had my ol Win-70, 30-06' turnned into a 300WSM, & I was Pleasantly surprised that the 26" fluted Hart #4, wasn't much heavier at all than a sporter barrel. Nice to cary.
A strait up re-barrel is comparatively inexpensive.
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I have a 24 year old rifle chambered in a .270 Win., how would I know when it is time to change the barrel? My rifle is a Rem. 700 BDL, 22" barrel...I was thinking that if I do decide to have the barrel changed out it would be in the same caliber, or in a 6.5-06. I sure would like to read what's your thoughts on the topic.
Does it shoot??? If it does well, leave it alone. If it sucks and the throat's burned it's time to do other things. I traded a somewhat tired 7stw this year that was still shooting 1/2" groups; I'm still kicking myself for not holding on to the rifle. The last group I put through it was sighting in a 6x to trade it with, and in a varying wind, it put down a .4" 100 yard 3 shot group with varying wind.
I love the 270 as a good lighter rifle, and 130-150 grain pills will all be sub moa and usually 1/2 " if your rifle is good. I've shot 270's more than any other rifle this year I'd guess.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:28 PM
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Re: Who shoots the .270 Win.?

270 win is my favorite caliber of all time. I have several.

Personally I don't see the 6.5-06 as a glorious 6.5 caliber but it is interesting. It's your choice but when the time comes I'd certainly maintain that old veteran rifle in 270 Win.

Depending on what you plan to do in terms of distance shooting, there's no need to change anything on it until you have proven to yourself it has lost accuracy to your satisfaction.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:07 AM
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Re: Who shoots the .270 Win.?

I shoot the 270 win in tikka t3
Aldo mine has only shot about 600 rounds when the time comes to re-barrel I was thinking just re-chamber it to 30 06. May bee
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I shoot the 270 win in tikka t3
Aldo mine has only shot about 600 rounds when the time comes to re-barrel I was thinking just re-chamber it to 30 06. May bee
I've had four '06's and three 270's I still have 2 of the 270's and none of the '06's. I like 30 cal, but if you go there get a 300 mag of some sort. You can always back off a 300 win if needed, but you can't really hot-rod that '06 well enough with heavy bullets.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:45 AM
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Re: Who shoots the .270 Win.?

Thank you all for your sharing your thoughts and opinions. After all these years of shooting, it still shoots fairly well.
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Thank you all for your sharing your thoughts and opinions. After all these years of shooting, it still shoots fairly well.
then here's a thought:

order yourself a barrel that you want now as the prices will only increase as time goes on. choose either chrome moly or stainless, pick your twist rate (10T for 270), get it in a contour similar to your factory barrel, which is usually a sporter #3 where it will finish at 24" long. stick that tube in the safe and use it in the future when the time comes.

if you haven't thought about makers, I like the following:

cut rifle: Krieger, Bartlein, Brux, Obermeyer, Rock. I'd shoot any of them.

button rifle: Hart, Lilja, Shilen, Broughton.

Criterion barrels are button rifled and are or were owned by Krieger. Those are the barrels you'll find on factory Weatherby Mark rifles sold by Thompson Long range, etc.

I like the 5R or 5C style rifling.
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