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Old 02-25-2012, 01:25 PM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

My opinion: anyone who thinks a 270 is not a long range rig is fooling themselves. I would not hesitate to shoot a nice buck at 800 yards with my 150VLD load.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:56 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

Thanks for the article! I enjoyed the read. Love the ol' 270! Most of my early hunting memories involve the 270. It's also the first caliber I took to long range. I've taken game to 750 with it, and wouldn't hesitate to push it further.

I've been daydreaming of a 270AI myself. It'd be a wonderful way to keep the 270 mild mannered and get a lot of performance.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:51 PM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

Great article, I just put a 270 togther for my girlfriend, and she is shooting it quite well. I am using the 140 accubond and she is cosistantly ringing the bell at 1000 with it. but when it comes to live game she has a strict limit of 700 yds on deer and 500 on elk. I just dont believe the round has it in it much past that. and I too also enjoy the high buck hunt in washington, I have done pretty well over the years and Im going to be introducing my girlfriend to it this year. september cant get here soon enough.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:35 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

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My opinion: anyone who thinks a 270 is not a long range rig is fooling themselves. I would not hesitate to shoot a nice buck at 800 yards with my 150VLD load.

Shoot "at" him, you mean. Perhaps you don't care if you merely wound him, to be found by someone eventually. How about 1000 yards? !200? At what point would you pass up the shot and why?
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Shoot "at" him, you mean. Perhaps you don't care if you merely wound him, to be found by someone eventually. How about 1000 yards? !200? At what point would you pass up the shot and why?
No, 800 yards is my effective range where I'm comfortable, no further with that rifle. By the way, I'll do a search later and see if you posted similar comments to other members where they took game at similar ranges or further. If you didn't then I'll ask why you chose my post. Is it the 270 or the distance or the combo?

I've seen a lot more game wounded with bigger guns and bigger bullets at much shorter distances. Same with muzzleloaders and shotguns and a handful of archery attempts where the animal was not found.

With the combo I mentioned, if I had a deer I wanted to shoot "at" and conditions were good but it exceeded 800 yards, I'd try to hunt closer until I felt comfortable with the range and set up. Everything would have to be right for me and within my comfort zone. No, I would not shoot 1000 or 1200 yards.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:00 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

You may be proficient at that range, but there are lots of things that can throw you off, especially with that light bullet. Hope you know the exact distance, elevation change, and that there is no wind to account for. Otherwise you are underclubbing. Did you check my other posts? Not sure I have heard anyone else be quite so smug and cocky about their prowess. Your turn, cowboy.
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

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You may be proficient at that range, but there are lots of things that can throw you off, especially with that light bullet.
I agree.

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Hope you know the exact distance, elevation change, and that there is no wind to account for.
Yes, I would use the appropriate equipment for that

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Otherwise you are underclubbing.
I disagree.


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Did you check my other posts? Not sure I have heard anyone else be quite so smug and cocky about their prowess. Your turn, cowboy.
I did. And you over-interpreted my post. I'm comfortable to 800 yards with that combo. I know what it will do. And I did qualify that everything would have to be right for me and be in my comfort zone. There's a difference between cocky and confidence. I have none of the former but a comfortable degree of the latter. Good luck and good hunting.
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