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Unread 12-17-2007, 07:20 PM
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What about a .270 for long range hunting/target?

Hello. I was just wondering what ya'll though about the .270 as a long range hunting/target gun. I have seen posts on the .260 and other rounds but I am curious as to why the .270 is left out? Any help/info would be appreciated.
-John
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    Unread 12-17-2007, 07:48 PM
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    John, I am one of the biggest 260 fans, but I also own a 270 Sendero. My 270 shoots very good and should make a very capable long range deer rifle. Of the 10 deer/antelope I shot with my 260AI in the last 3 years, all could have been killed with the 270. (75-609 yards)

    I use the 260AI just because I have a huge amount of confidence with that particular gun. Of the 10 animals none needed a second bullet.

    I guess I could take out the 270, but why break the string?
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    Unread 12-17-2007, 07:53 PM
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    I have nothing but success with the .270. I also have not needed a second shot with the round and i even took a woodchuck at 512 yards with it. I was just wondering why nobody seems to want to build a rig around the round and was wondering why? Is it because of the lack of numerous bullet wieghts?
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    Unread 12-17-2007, 08:45 PM
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    270 caliber

    My son and I are getting rifles built now. His is a 270 Win and mine is a 260 Rem. Looks like we prefer the same calibers as you folks. I also have two 270 Win rifles.
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    Unread 12-17-2007, 11:04 PM
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    Don't worry there will be a lot more shooting them now since berger has came out with the 130,140 & 150 gr VLD. I shot one for years and loved it but drop it for long range due to bullet selection. I thinking i might have to get me another one now.
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    Unread 12-18-2007, 05:29 PM
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    I am glad to hear that! I love the .270 and I am glad that it will finally getting a place in the long range bag of tricks. Thanks for the info.
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    Unread 12-18-2007, 07:05 PM
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    I have had a 270 WSM set up for long range for about a year and a half and it shoots great. I shoot a140 grain acubond at 3260 fps. I shot a whitetail last fall at 696 yds, my wife shot a 336 inch bull elk this year at 410 yds,and I shot a mule deer at 656 yds this year all were one shot kills and put them dead in there tracks. I like it a lot better than my 300 rum
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