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Old 12-13-2012, 08:46 AM
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Re: chosing the best platform to start with.

Yeah Feenix, I got a bad case of the wants right now and the 270 has been spoken for by my 10yr old who has been bitten by the gun bug as well.. ill be customizing it per his specs as long as he stays on that "A" &"B" honor roll!!

Im currently in a love hate relationship with the FNAR so I think im about to find me another lover..I looked at your rig... really nice!!! Whats the difference in the 270ai and 270win... is there that big od a difference?
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:00 AM
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Re: chosing the best platform to start with.

I have a question. I'm trying to get into the hunting scene, (deer, elk, mountain lion), I have an O/U 12 Ga. with a 28" barrel. I've been reading up on Slug guns and I'm very interested in a "combo" setup. My question is, why do slug gun barrels only come in 24" why not 32"? I would think if one can accomplish a 3" shot group at 100-150 yrds with a 24" barrel couldn't one accomplish the same grouping at 150-200 yrds with a 32"? Or am I just dreaming?
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:27 AM
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Re: chosing the best platform to start with.

Good on you! That .270 will make one happy young shooter/hunter.

I'm in no means an expert on the AI as this my first wildcat/AI. The. 270 Win has a shoulder angle of 17 deg 30' and the. 270 AI has 40 deg. Essentially, the AI case once fire-formed will have dimensions that are straigther in the body with less taper. This increases capacity (~6 grains) for more powder and increased velocity. The sharper AI shoulder angle contributes to more consistent headspace and less case stretching. It is also believed to improve barrel life by reducing throat erosion.

Hopefully, others with more knowledge and experience will chime in.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:38 AM
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Re: chosing the best platform to start with.

Sounds interesting but more than I want to tackle at the moment.. Im still trying to embrace the basics of medium and long range shooting.. there are a lot of pieces to this puzzle.. who know a lil bullet can cause so much confusion..

Thanks for the help so far!!
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Re: chosing the best platform to start with.

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I have a question. I'm trying to get into the hunting scene, (deer, elk, mountain lion), I have an O/U 12 Ga. with a 28" barrel. I've been reading up on Slug guns and I'm very interested in a "combo" setup. My question is, why do slug gun barrels only come in 24" why not 32"? I would think if one can accomplish a 3" shot group at 100-150 yrds with a 24" barrel couldn't one accomplish the same grouping at 150-200 yrds with a 32"? Or am I just dreaming?
Most likely there is no gain to the longer barrel, not to mention carrying a 51" shotgun around the woods would be horrible.
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