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Old 02-23-2012, 01:36 PM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

Next year I will be building a new rifle, and just last night at work I was pondering the idea of doing a .270 Dakota. I don't know why but the .277s keep getting my attention for this project. Of course, so do many others though!
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:10 PM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

It's funny how some things in life go full circle. I began my hunting " carreer" if you will. Then I advanced and shot bigger and longer reaching guns, and I recently just rekindled my love affair with the .270 again. I picked up a Browning A- Bolt due to a gun trade, that the guy " threw in " . I took it to the range just to shoot while waiting for my STWto cool. Well, this thing shoots like a house on fire, and it has repeated itself several times. Yes, it is limited, but not really for the most part. Some of my shooting is at less than 400, and this this is the ticket for a lite carry gun as well. But, I had forgotten how it feels to shoot something that is simple to get it to shoot, and it is easy on the shoulder too! Not to mention the incredible history of the round. New, re found love affair. AIM SMALL, MISS SMALL, 7 STW.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:32 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

Thanks for the great atricle on the 270, enjoyable read. I have been concidring the 260 for 1000yd shooting, but your article has opened up new possibilities
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:38 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

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Next year I will be building a new rifle, and just last night at work I was pondering the idea of doing a .270 Dakota. I don't know why but the .277s keep getting my attention for this project. Of course, so do many others though!
270 was my first ever. Bought it along with a Taurus 9mm when I was young and skinny.

I have 2 custom 270s in the safe and another that should arrive any day now and a 4th in process while waiting on another McMillan stock.

I'll kill a lot of game with them all. It's a perfect deer rifle.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:16 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

I have been always told the 270 is a 500Yd gun. Have shot it out to about 400 (only once). Can shoot bugholes at 100yd. Bought my 2nd rifle a Wby Accumark 338-378. Hope to take this one long range. Was thinking i would keep my 270 as a close range iron sights carry rifle (I could put a bullet through an elk at 300 with iron sights). I may be putting a scope back on this, and trying some bigger bullets. Not sure if i can stabalize them but ill try.

My 270 is my dearest rifle. I am glad it is a 270 and not an 06.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:18 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

Great article!! This last has been a banner year for the 270 with bullets worthy of it's capability finally brought to us by Matrix Ballistics, and now Berger is jumping on board this next year or two should see a fresh look for the tried and true 270's
We primarily target elk and the 165 class bullet sure gives you a noticeable advantage out in the 400+ yard range and in the timber they destroy elk at close range. Between my buddies and I we took elk from 85 to 865 yards with the tried and true Win and the WSM
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:13 PM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

The 270 for longe range shooting is real people. My dad and myself both use the 270 for our longe range rifles. Granted the game we are shooting are the wonderful coues whitetail in Arizona. A large coues buck tends to weight 90 to 100 lbs field dressed. My dad is shooting a savage 270 win and mine is a savage 270 wsm. Both are stock rifles with vortex vipers mounted on top. My dad is shooting the 130 Berger and I'm
Shooting the 140 berger. They both shoot 1/2" or less at 200 yards. My dad shot his buck in December at 880 yards! I shot my buck on the same hunt at 825 yards! The performance on both was amazing! Can't wait to try the heavier 277 offering. The 270 is real!
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