just getting started

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by shedhorn, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. shedhorn

    shedhorn New Member

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    I have a chance to get a very good deal on a custom .270 wsm is thia a good one to start out on? I have kill a few deer with my 30-06 but been bow hunting for the last few years. want to get into long range shooting.gun)
     
  2. shedhorn

    shedhorn New Member

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    Thanks for all the help.
     

  3. Johnboy

    Johnboy Well-Known Member

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    hey,I can not say anything about a 270swm,but take it slow.any case is something to start on.read and read some more.get some data.I like nosler bullets so I have their books.reloading can get expensive with all of the info and tools.so get the basic tools and give it a try.just keep your loads safe the powder people and bullet people have done most of the work for us.we just have to adjust sometimes.I wolud think that a 130g bullet would be a great choice to start with.they shot good out of my 270 win when I had one.and never be affaid of asking a question no matter what it is.thats how we learn.ye it my have been asked before but it can also be answered again.so don't give up.go to the reloading forum.try differant sites.John
     
  4. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    Why, you're very welcome. So nice to see genuine gratitude nowadays. :D

    (Way to walk into the room, man.)
     
  5. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    Hi Shedhorn and welcome

    Yes it is.
    I just love my 270 wsm. It is pretty much my go-to rifle.
    It's very accurate and does everything I've asked of it. It's easy to reload and it likes a lot of different powders. 270 wsm is arguably the most popular of the short magnums.

    The only downside if you don't reload is the cost of factory ammo. $$$ :D
     
  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    The only down side is the bullet selection. I chose the 7 WSM and I am glad I did.

    I have used a 270 to great success but the problem was always the same, NO good
    target bullets and very few good hunting bullets. that has changed a little over the years
    but the 7s still have a much better selection.

    If the deal is a good one then go for it. If you don't re load all factory ammo is pricey.

    The problem with factory ammo is that you have very little choice in bullet weight and
    make/design. and they may not allow a rifle to reach it's potential.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  7. novaman64

    novaman64 Well-Known Member

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    For long range the BC of the 6.5 and 7mm bullets might be a little better than the 270.