270 WSM question

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by cmdc, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. cmdc

    cmdc New Member

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    Gentlemen, I want a rifle in this caliber. I have found a Browning BLR White Gold Medallion which has a 22" barrel. Is the 22" barrel going to compromise the round compared to 23" that the bolt gun has? I'm left handed and can't find a bolt gun.

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  2. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    Any WSM in a 22" barrel is going to kill your velocity. The lever gun part is going to hurt your accuracy. Find a bolt gun with a 24"+ barrel for long range shooting.
     

  3. coyotekiller82

    coyotekiller82 Well-Known Member

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    I'd look for a bolt action lefty...Savage and Tikka make the 270WSM in left hand with barrels that are at least 24". There may be other manufacturers that make them as well.
     
  4. cmdc

    cmdc New Member

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    Thanks, guys. That's a bummer. I really like BLRs. I'll see what I can find in bolt guns. Found a Browning in 300 WSM but it's blue/wood and was concerned about how it would fare in inclement weather.
     
  5. Denny2277

    Denny2277 Well-Known Member

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    If you really want a good and accurate 270 WSM that want kill your checking account look into the Savage Model 16 FLHSS. I learned the expensive way that factory Indian Heads are far more accurate than Stag Heads.
     
  6. cmdc

    cmdc New Member

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    LOL. You are right about that. I have a few Indian heads already. two 260s and a 7-08. One of the 260s is a Max Hunter 1. Very accurate waaaay out there. I put a Leupold VX-6 4-16 scope with illuminated ballistic reticle on it.

    I have to reluctantly agree that the 22" barrel probably won't make a significant enough difference between the 270 wsm and the 270 Win., of which I already have several.