Re: Gun for deer/long range shooting
tanata, after playing with a 6.5-06 over the last year, I am really happy with this cal/cartridge. Wonderful for plinking out to 1000yds and beyond. Easily take game at 500yds, if you can hit them.
I am in the process of putting together another rifle for hunting. This will be my walkabout/travel rifle. Going to use the standard 270 and stoke it with 150gr SST. Instead of the 6.5, I wanted a easily available factory cartridge. The odds of forgetting ammo is slight but you just never know.
Thought about the 270WSM but the difference in energy is moot and the lack of ammo anywhere but a well equiped store is troubling. 270 win ammo can be bought anywhere I want to be.