Originally Posted by MH90
I just started getting into this, i plan to reload but havent started yet. i'm wanting to get the maximum range i can out of my old deer hunting rifle before i buy a better long range rifle.
The model 70 is a great action so don't think you "need" to go buy something else to start over with when you've pretty well gotten all you can from it.
Just send it off to the gunsmith of your choice or directly to one of the barrel manufacturers and have them rebarrel it in the caliber of your choice.
Of course being a Mod 70 the 300wm would be a very logical step up the pole.
Get with a competent gunsmith, see if you can find a shooting partner that's got some real experience beyond 300yds.
Have the gunsmith do a basic accurizing job on what you have, a good trigger job, and then get out and shoot it.
If you can get to where you are shooting consistently 1" or smaller groups at 100yds, you can start moving out with confidence.
Also read all you can here and don't be afraid to ask questions. Most of us have already made every mistake that can be made so folks like you can learn from our experiences both good and bad to save yourself aggravation and help you along in the process.
Fortunately some of the High BC bullet MFG's are starting to take .270 shooters seriously so their are now some really good bullett choices for you as well.
As the others have said, this is addicting, and every bit of success you have will hook you even deeper.
Welcome to the addiction.