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.