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Unread 06-07-2012, 07:36 PM
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Re: rifle selection opinions wanted

Let me throw a wrench into this....Why 270? If he wants to shoot 300, eventually he will want to shoot farther. A 280 or 30-06 have bullets with better BCs and subsequently will be better long range choices.
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    Re: rifle selection opinions wanted

    If you want the BEST ballistic coeficient, if I remember correctly, the 7mm (.284 caliber) 162 gr. Hormady A-Max has a B.C. of 0.625. Personally though, I don't think it's that important. Out to 400 yards, a 270 Winchester, a 300 Win. Mag. and a 30/06 all have trajectories not that hard to compensate for with regular hunting bullets. The accuracy of your gun is MUCH more important at extended ranges than is ballistic coefficient or even caliber.

    For me, if I had to have one big game rifle, I'd pick the 300 Win. Mag. and probably use it for varmints as well.
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    Re: rifle selection opinions wanted

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    The accuracy of your gun is MUCH more important at extended ranges than is ballistic coefficient or even caliber.
    I would say they are equally important when shooting at distance. What good is 1/2 moa at 100 yards if you're shooting a low BC bullet in the wind @ 300-600 yards?

    Reading wind and making scope adjustments will only take you so far.

    I agree that are better choices, especially for the handloader, than the .270.
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    Why not CZ? Every one I have had experience with was a sure shooter. I have a 22-250 that is just incredible. I really have not handled one that wasn't a shooter. Granted not as many handled as the others but still a good platform.
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    I also have a CZ and it's a shooter. I especially like the set trigger.
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    Re: rifle selection opinions wanted

    A year and a half later, I hope the OP's friend made a decision already.
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    Re: rifle selection opinions wanted

    i was thinking the same thing feenix, he actually is getting ready to make the decision w/in the next few months, he's slow to make a gun decision

    thanks to all that have responded, very useful
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