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Old 02-28-2012, 11:17 AM
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thanks for the article.
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.......
I had a 270 built for my friend and his family. He has 4 daughters and 1 son. The HS Precision stock was shortened an inch and a pachmyer pad was installed. The load is 130 gr Barnes TSX and H4831SC powder. The trigger is 2 pounds. Adam's wife, 2 oldest daughters, and some cousins all use this 270. No flinching, no problems with recoil. Youngest daughter to use it was 11 at the time, she's petite. So, IMO, forget the 243! Start with a good long action! What do you think?










All killed with the same 270 and load. Not bad I'd say.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:50 AM
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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:


Are you sure I was not 33 when you were born? Used to dove hunt in Bronco, Tx right on the NM border. Lots of antelope, mostly on NM side. Bronco sits on the road into NM from Plains. Basically it was a gas station with ranches all around that they measure in sections, not acres.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:16 PM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

derek and jimbo,
thanks for teh pics and info. i'm inclined to agree with you. we have problems with grizzly and BIG wolves here in montana. have pics of 5 taken in the "BOB" just 25 miles away from here this last year. all of which, if standing on their hind legs would have draped their front legs over a 6 foot man's shoulders. would feel much safer for her with the 270 in a barnes tsx or so. a little recoil shy and hasnt shot much as i just got custody for her so will probably elect to go with a good brake. thanks again for the info.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:46 PM
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I had a 270 built for my friend and his family. He has 4 daughters and 1 son. The HS Precision stock was shortened an inch and a pachmyer pad was installed. The load is 130 gr Barnes TSX and H4831SC powder. The trigger is 2 pounds. Adam's wife, 2 oldest daughters, and some cousins all use this 270. No flinching, no problems with recoil. Youngest daughter to use it was 11 at the time, she's petite. So, IMO, forget the 243! Start with a good long action! What do you think?










All killed with the same 270 and load. Not bad I'd say.

Those are outstanding for desert mulies, I presume? That gun has paid for itself many times over. Keep up the great work. You must have some sleeper places to hunt.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:25 PM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

pistol packer, yes, I'd go with a brake if necessary, just drape ear protectors over the neck while hunting and place them prior to the shot. I don't know what's worse, being sensitive to recoil or braked blast...very loud. Another option is to get some 110 TSX/TTSX bullets for practice and deer and just carry some bigger bullets with you to chamber when necessary. May be too much trouble, I don't know, but I'd definitely bypass the 243. To me the 270 is THE starting rifle and also, a PERMANENT love affair. Perfect deer rifle caliber, IMO. Lets face it, what's the tally up to now with bullet selection from 100 grain to 175? What's not to like? If I had to pick a short action, my minimum is the 260 Remington. I think it surpasses the 243 substantially enough to justify it as a harder hitting, short action, easy carry rifle and you can still blast some 140 bullets out of it. Again, what's not to like?

Jimbo, those mule deer are all SW Colorado. And yes, Adam has a bunch of honey holes that always seem to produce! That man is his father.

That rifle is the 700 DM with all the engraving. #3 Lilja barrel, Leupold 6x18 scope, HS Precision stock. Of course I had to test drive the rifle prior to delivery to my buddy, so I was happy to kill a few pronghorn in WY with it using a 150 Btip. Got them all on film too.
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derek m.
duhhhh. just call me homer. i do that with my other rifles a lot and i never even thought aobut that with jessie. ha. yeah, will let her shoot the lighter loads and just carry the heavy hitters for in transit. you dont feel recoil when a bear is charging anyway.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:34 PM
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Re: 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

yea, with that kind of excitement, I doubt you'd sense shittin your pants too. I know I wouldn't notice.

My brother insists on me ONLY loading the 110s for him for his South Carolina deer and he has no shortage of venison. He told me he really likes the minimal recoil.

you can load 2 rounds in a 270 on top with a 110, and have the lower 2 rounds with a 130 or bigger. She'd never know the difference on a hunt. It's all different when those crosshairs are centered on the chest of your game animal.

That pronghorn you see me with above was killed with that Ruger 270/Hart bbl, and the 110 TTSX over H4350, Win brass, 210M primer.
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