Can a 270 Win be rebarreled to a 270WSM?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by budlight, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. budlight

    budlight Well-Known Member

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    I have a custom Mauser actioned 270 W in need of a new barrel. It is probably going to have a 27 inch Kreiger #4 or #5 sporter
     
  2. TikkaShooters

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    The bolt head would need to be opened up to accept the larger case head. Other than that you should be good to go.
     

  3. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    May take a little more work to get it to feed well in a mauser... I'd stick with 270... I just built one for long range hunting/competitions. I have a 28" barrel and push the 165 Matrix bullets at 2890 fps. Just knocked down a decent mule deer with it at 482 yds.
     
  4. budlight

    budlight Well-Known Member

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    I have decided to just go with 270 AI with a 27 inch. With the high BC .277 Matrix bullets I'm hoping that 270 development will start to appear like in F class competition.
     
  5. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    The actual BC of that bullet looks to be about .650, very good but not as good as advertised. I will say that those bullets work great on game... I'm very pleased and I'm sure you will be too.
     
  6. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Do you mind posting your load data for the 165 Matrix?

    I'm about ready to give them a try in my Mauser 98, 270 Win.

    thanks
    richard