Long range 270-08 AI

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  1. longarm

    longarm Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if anyone out there has a heavy barrel 270-08 AI and what sort of groupings you are getting? I'm thinking of doing a 270 on a blown out Lapua 260 Remington case with a 30 degree shoulder for 500 to 1000 yard varmints, medium size game and targets.
     
  2. TannerGun

    TannerGun Well-Known Member

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    That wouldn't make much sense.
     

  3. longarm

    longarm Well-Known Member

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    For a 270 caliber, I think it would.
     
  4. TannerGun

    TannerGun Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion, it would be a tremendous waste of money on the reamer and dies, when better results can be achieved with a standard 260.

    When you start to factor in bullet selection, it makes a guy scratch his head and wonder....
     
  5. longarm

    longarm Well-Known Member

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    I already have the dies, I already have the reamer, I've already done the same thing on a lightweight hunting rifle. The 270 caliber is an excellent choice for hunting applications, the situation is changing with high bc bullets. 270 on the same case should give better barrel life than 6.5 and less recoil than 7mm.
     
  6. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I believe Marshal competes with one, winmag had a thread recently on making a 270-308 that had a lot of good stuff in it. Making one is on my list of 270 to make!
     
  7. longarm

    longarm Well-Known Member

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    I had a look at the thread, it is more about a 270-08. Mine is the 270 Redding, but I would use Lapua 260 cases than what I currently use which is military 308 cases.
     
  8. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    sounds sweet! There WILL be a time when the .277 cal has just as efficient bullets as 6.5 or 7mm, and until then we are talking about very little difference in b.c and a little boost in speed over the .260 and better barrel life.
    would I do one over a .260 or 7-08?... nope, but there is different strokes for different folks. And that sound like a sweet little stroke!
     
  9. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one with little to no love for the .277?
     
  10. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Ya better hope Winmag doesnt see that, :D .

    If you say you dont like win model 70 actions either he will be beating down your door in about an hour. :rolleyes: Lol
     
  11. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Nah ill forgive him.:D as if I have any say:D
    He an east coast guy so he probably likes the quarter bore.
    Different tendencies everywhere you go.

    I could care less if he likes Winnie's or not.
    I love mine, & that's no secret, but I don't think it's the end all best action ever. It's just my preferred action.

    OP,
    That'd be a fun round to toy with. I'm an admitted 270 freak, so I'm bias, but I think it would be great for your intended purpose.
    If a guy already hand loads, & has the tools & components, I don't see the draw back to playing with wildcats. Kinda like a fun continuous experiment in a way.
    Go for it!
     
  12. longarm

    longarm Well-Known Member

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    You might me a closet .277 lover. After all, the thread is titled Long Range 270-08 AI, and you were curious enough to have a look at it.
     
  13. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    LOL very good point! Sorry for the hate.
     
  14. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    LOL, CRF mod 70 is my favorite action of all time! Also "winmag" hate the .25 as well!