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Old 02-28-2012, 01:22 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

Cool pictures...................."son". Dang, you guys are serious hunters! Were those guys in a big pack or loners?
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:08 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

On one morning, a few were killed from a pack. The remaining days, they were taken many miles apart so I assume not the same pack. The dog eating wolf was a lone animal from what we could tell from tracks in the snow.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:57 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

Are those guys with their full winter coats? Also, since you have embarrassed me
by putting up, let me just say you should see the size of some of the prairie dogs we hunt in TEXAS! Also found it interesting, just luck of the draw perhaps, that your .270 stayed in the tent while the bigger dog got to go hunting. What bullets are you using in the 30.06?
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:25 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

Very nice write up! Making it work in Washington can be tough, and you make it look easy. I like'd your pictures a lot, especially the one Len used on the newsletter. Thanks
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:29 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

Wolves were killed in February, so yep, full coats. Some were really big while others not so big, about 80 pounds or the size of a lab.

Yep, day one, took 270, day 2, 30.06, and so on. I was shooting the 168 TTSX in the .06.

I was in one spot for about an hour during a drive. For unknown reasons, my guide came and got me and moved me about 1000 yards down the snowmachine trail but I could see where I WAS before he picked me up. About 10 minutes after he moved me, a HUGE gray wolf crossed the trail and smelled around where I was. I was not happy. I would have had a 20 yard shot had he left me there. Maybe a bit further depending on how far I could see into the trees, but still, I watched that big wolf through my binos and he was a big animal. I would liked to have tagged him.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:40 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

I have hunted TX. Killed a nice pronghorn there in 2008. Did some hog hunting as a primer in Throckmorton a few days before that. Here's my pronghorn. Killed him with a 270/110TTSX combo at 200 yards on the nose:

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Old 02-28-2012, 10:47 AM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

thanks for the article.
i got a 280 for my two oldest sons because of the bullet selection etc. is so much better for a 7 mm, but i love the 270 format. that was 20 some yearsago. they have taken several moose, caribou, muskox, with those rifles and all with one shot. however, neither reloads and they wait anxously for "dad" to do that for them when they get low. if i had forseen this, i would have gotten them a 270 as there is ammo anywhere for that cartridge, even podunk africa carries 270. however, if your kids will be reloaders, the 280 will do whatever the 270 will and better all around. going to get my youngest, a girl, a 243 to start this year and a 270 later. or i might get the 270 now and put a brake on it. yeahh.......
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