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Old 02-27-2012, 11:47 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

I must admit that you may well be better equipped than some dude with a .338 Lapua who doesn't know what the heck he is doing. Still, wind drift is something you can't accurately account for and your round is pretty susceptible to that variance. No harm done here. Good luck in your hunting; I'm hunting only in my mind anymore. Hey, Berger just announced a new bullet for you that will give you a big performance boost.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:47 PM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

Jimbo, every now and then we get randomly blessed with a rifle that is simply a shooter with good loads. This 270 happens to be one of those rifles and I knew I had something special when I first tried the Berger 150 and could only see one hole at 100 yards and a "dot" at 200 at the range.

Tested further distances on a 330 acre farm in KY where I hunt and it was quite windy on some of those days. Berger bullets really impressed me with those VLD designs.

The rifle can perform so much better than me but it was one of 3 rifles that boosted my confidence level. The other was my 30.06 with 200 AB bullets I worked up for a bear hunt in BC and finally my 7mag with 150 Btips.

Never cocky, just try to keep my chin up.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:35 PM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

Just so happens, the rifles I own are .223 Rem, .270, 30.06, 7mm Rem Mag, and 8X57 JS. Sounds like we are thinking along the same lines. I must say the .270 will now offer it all, in my book. I have it in Rem 700 composite camo and stainless and it has never been shot. Need to get you to shoot it for me! Case you're wondering, I live In Texas-no public hunting and leases are pathetically over priced.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:56 PM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

Mine was built by the former owner of Broughton barrels which is also the bbl it wears, obviously. Trued 700 action in a Jim Borden Rimrock stock. Factory trigger at 2 pounds. Has a decelerator pad also. I sent the stock to MGArms for a paint job.

This rifle is a pleasure to shoot as it shoots everything I've put through it under an inch. I can take the 140 Accubonds over H1000, 150 Btips over H4831SC, 150 VLDs over IMR4350, 130 Nosler solid base over Re22...they all shoot very well.

As a shout-out to Greg, the former owner of Broughton bbls, we've had some great discussions over rifle accuracy, quality barrels, etc. He said he was fortunate to have some buttons that created some real shooters, like his 3 groove 7mm button.

There is no shortage of great riflesmiths, but I am truly saddened that he retired and I cannot convince him to put anything else together for me. And he will not sell any of his remaining 7mm bbls., let alone any caliber.

For what it's worth, overbore or not, the 270 is in no way lacking in accuracy potential to it's big brother, the 30.06. I've had easier, shorter range times with all of the 270s I've ever worked with compared to any of the 308s or 30.06s.

It's why I have two 270s in the safe and 2 more on the way. I'm the big dude on the left in the white hat, and this is my 270:

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Old 02-27-2012, 04:23 PM
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So, that is pure wolf? Was this taken near your home? I'm jealous. Figured you to be older...........like me.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:02 PM
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So, that is pure wolf? Was this taken near your home? I'm jealous. Figured you to be older...........like me.
No sir, you were 23 when I was born!

Real wolf, taken in northern Ontario. It was named the "dog eater" as our outfitter had just received a call that morning that this lone wolf had killed a lady's dog and took it off into the forest for breakfast. The guy in the pic with me put this wolf down after a good 2 hour chase in the snow.

I put mine down with my 30.06 that I also took on the hunt. I always take 2 rifles on any trip and switch them out. Here's my wolf pup and 30.06:



And here's my buddy Norm with his big old dog he shot with his brand new custom 270:




A good morning to put wolves down:

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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

Awesome!
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