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what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

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Unread 01-01-2012, 09:48 PM
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Re: what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

Originally Posted by Coy Franks View Post
What is the big advantage of the 6.5 over the 270?
Nothing since he doesn't handload.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 03:12 PM
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Re: what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

A .270 is a great caliber for all of these.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 07:01 AM
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Re: what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

I purchased my first big game rifle in 1952 which was a Winchester Mdl 70 270 with a Weaver K 4 scope. In 53 got a Lymon Tru Line Jr press w/ neck dies. I grew up in the country and measured a 100, 200, and 300 yard shooting range on my dads pasture land. I was lucky , my reloaded 100 Gr and 130 Gr bullets reloads would do one inch five shot 100 yard groups when I shot from the prone position with a forearm rest. I have taken pronghorn, mule deer,and elk with the 130 Gr bullet and used the 100 Gr for shooting prairie dogs, jack rabbits and other unwonted critters. In 57 got a 222 Rem for shooting little critters and some years later got a 308 Norma Mag and 340 Weatherby for elk hunting. I now reload with newer equipment for twenty some different cartridges which include varnint and big game rounds. -- Factory ammo is more accurate now than back in the good old days but get the best accuracy out of your 270 or any rifle you need to reload ammo. A top quality scope in the the 4.5-14 X AO should be on your rifle. Test your reloads from 100 to 300 yards so you know where the bullets are hitting the target at the various ranges. A accurate 270 with a good scope a bullet to match the size of the animal hunted will be fine for what you wont to shoot and much more.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 09:50 AM
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Re: what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

Nothing wrong with a 270 for what you have described. Some of the prices I read are very optimistic for my area, I'm not saying those prices can't be done I'm saying they absolutely 100% will not be done in this area!
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Unread 09-10-2012, 05:20 PM
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Re: what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

Hunting coyotes at 800yrds? I've never even spotted one out farther than 400yrds. If you're having trouble calling them in closer than 200yrds then you might consider spending some of the money a good e-caller. The 270 should work fine on all of the above, it just sounds like you might need a scope upgrade and more practice at long ranges.
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Unread 09-25-2012, 08:04 AM
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Re: what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

I would agree, 270 is fine my first rile was a cheap 270 with a crappy3x9 scope. I have take many deer over three hundred yards. I even ave one kill at 510 just didn't feel comfortable at that range new scope and practice would be all u need.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 04:04 AM
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Re: what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

I use .270 on pigs and it does a great job. I found that I can use the Fusion ammo in 130gr and get great accuracy. This is at 200yards.
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