Tikka 270wsm to 300wsm

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by emmagator, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    315
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    I know that my factory magazine works for both 270wsm and 300wsm. So if i rebarrel my 270wsm to a 300wsm, is that all that i need to do? Action will still work correctly?
     
  2. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    782
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    yes rebarreling is all you will need to do, bolt face and mags will work fine. I have 300 wsm and have been thinking about goind to a 270 wsm. Why the change are you not getting the accuracy you want and figure a rebarrel anyway?
     

  3. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    315
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    This is actually a new rifle to me(gift). Im just looking to get a good 700+yard elk rifle. And rocks as far as i can hit'em.gun)
     
  4. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    782
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Well I have a 300 wsm T3 lite I painted the stock but may be willing to trade the barreled action with you
    . [​IMG]
    I have about 100 + rounds through it. The best accuracy I have gotten is about .75 at 100 yards. Not sure 100% sure if I want to trade but let me know if you're intrerested, so we can think about it. Just wondering if you looked at what the 270 wsm can do. Those 169.5 wildcats with a, I think, a BC of .7 or more look impresssive. After that though you are stuck with 140/150 with the berger and BC tops out at .53 so that an issue thats holding me back
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2010
  5. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    315
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Yea i was looking at those wildcats, waiting for them to get stuff going again. The reason im looking at the 300wsm is im leary of shooting elk 700+ yards with the 270wsm. Although several guys say it can do it just fine.
     
  6. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    782
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Well I recently was offered the opp to buy a rem 700 7 rem mag in a hs stock with a nice scope for cheap so I figure that will be my new long range shooter. I have been wanting a more comfortable recoiling round to carry for my tikka. I wanted to rebarrel to a 260 but the cost of getting a new bolt is 85% the price for a new gun. My only real option to reduce recoil is the 270 wsm. If you're interested in the trade let me know. I live in washington, near seattle, so maybe we could even just meet. Thanks
     
  7. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    315
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Ok. Does that 300wsm kick the crap out of ya?
     
  8. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    782
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    I imagine the 270 wsm with the 169.5 would be no better honestly, but yes it kicks pretty good. I shoot the gun well, with no flinching, but with the tikka t3 lite being well so light it has pretty noticable recoil. The more I shoot it the more I am getting used to it, its getting to be where it isnt so bad anymore, but not my choice for praticing. In a heavier gun with a better stock I imagine it wouldnt be so bad. Im just tired of getting beat up while practicing and trying to improve my long range shooting. Its probly a wonderful combo as far as a light carry gun with great power. Im switching to my new rifle that rem 7 mag and using 140 accubonds 90% sure or maybe the 160 AB, so my priority of getting the tikka calmed down isnt high anymore. My friends are mostly newer shooters so that is a factor but its at about 70% the first time they shoot my gun they catch the scope. Thats really the funnest part becasue I dont tell them and see what happens, does that make me a bad person :D
     
  9. jbcarter88

    jbcarter88 Active Member

    Messages:
    39
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    I have talked to several guys on this site that have had no problem downing an elk beyond 500yd mark w/ a .270wsm. I have one .270wsm but have not taken it out west yet, but am having another one built by Jim at Center shot rifles. I decided on the .270wsm a couple years ago because I believe this cartridge has alot of potential. There is not alot of handloading info on it yet, but I believe that will change. I have only killed whitetail and a few fox w/ my Win mod 70 .270wsm, but several whitetail fell beyond 650yds and never took another step w/ 140 accubonds. I know elk are bigger and thicker but keep asking around on this site and you will find guys who already have downed elk at long distance with this round. Good luck w/ your decision.


    jb
     
  10. rodnocker1

    rodnocker1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    68
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    I'm getting a Winchester M70 that is chambered in .270 WSM and had the same question on going to a .300 WSM.

    If I understand it correctly, I won't have to do any chamber reaming, just swap barrels?

    Oh Yeah,
    Thanks for letting me join the Forum!

    Rodney
     
  11. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    315
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Im just wondering if its worth the swap? Will a 300wsm kill elk better than a 270wsm at 800 yards?
     
  12. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    782
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    I imagine the 300 wsm with its ability to use larger bullets such as a 200 gr accubond has the ability to deliver more energy at londer ranges. You would have to run the numbers on a ballistic program to really see ehat the difference is between that and a 140 gr 277 bullet.
     
  13. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    600
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    The BCs are close enought that it really just comes down to shot placement. I like the 300 due to the varity of bullets, but the 270 should have a bit less kick. I'd stick with what ya got and play around with loads. I know a couple guys up here in NW Montana that have put away their 300s for the 270s, I'm not willing to give mine up just yet, but that may change. Let us know what you decide, I'd love to hear more on what the 270 will do in the real world.
     
  14. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    782
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Just a thought. Im not sure if you know this or not but all tikkas are built on a long action, so you're not limited to short action calibers. For long range elk you could even switch it to a 338 win mag or something, all you would have to do is rebarrel and get the bigger mag. The ultras are to long for any of the mags that come from tikka and I am not sure if there is any aftermarket bottom metal for them, someone I thought said something about AI mag system? Just thought you would want to know.