What about a .270 for long range hunting/target?

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  1. jinxed247

    jinxed247 Member

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    Hello. I was just wondering what ya'll though about the .270 as a long range hunting/target gun. I have seen posts on the .260 and other rounds but I am curious as to why the .270 is left out? Any help/info would be appreciated.
    -John
     
  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    John, I am one of the biggest 260 fans, but I also own a 270 Sendero. My 270 shoots very good and should make a very capable long range deer rifle. Of the 10 deer/antelope I shot with my 260AI in the last 3 years, all could have been killed with the 270. (75-609 yards)

    I use the 260AI just because I have a huge amount of confidence with that particular gun. Of the 10 animals none needed a second bullet.

    I guess I could take out the 270, but why break the string?
     

  3. jinxed247

    jinxed247 Member

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    I have nothing but success with the .270. I also have not needed a second shot with the round and i even took a woodchuck at 512 yards with it. I was just wondering why nobody seems to want to build a rig around the round and was wondering why? Is it because of the lack of numerous bullet wieghts?
     
  4. 270fan

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    270 caliber

    My son and I are getting rifles built now. His is a 270 Win and mine is a 260 Rem. Looks like we prefer the same calibers as you folks. I also have two 270 Win rifles.
     
  5. mikebob

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    Don't worry there will be a lot more shooting them now since berger has came out with the 130,140 & 150 gr VLD. I shot one for years and loved it but drop it for long range due to bullet selection. I thinking i might have to get me another one now.
     
  6. jinxed247

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    I am glad to hear that! I love the .270 and I am glad that it will finally getting a place in the long range bag of tricks. Thanks for the info.
     
  7. 270winshort

    270winshort Well-Known Member

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    I have had a 270 WSM set up for long range for about a year and a half and it shoots great. I shoot a140 grain acubond at 3260 fps. I shot a whitetail last fall at 696 yds, my wife shot a 336 inch bull elk this year at 410 yds,and I shot a mule deer at 656 yds this year all were one shot kills and put them dead in there tracks. I like it a lot better than my 300 rum
     
  8. jinxed247

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    Nice shooting. Maybe I'll see if I can get one built for me after this summer. For some reason I am addicted to the .270.
     
  9. Fiftydriver

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    There is a little number called the 270 Allen Magnum that will smoke pretty much anything else out there at long range in this caliber class but its a pretty extreme round. Easy to load for but you do need to form cases.

    That said, 3300-3400 fps with a 169.5 gr ULD RBBT is what makes it special.

    Just an idea.

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  10. jinxed247

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    That is a pretty hot load.
     
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    270winshort,
    What powder and primer are you using in your 270WSM. What kinda rifle you got?..JohnnyK.
     
  12. ks270

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    I have a 270 wby and love this caliber I took a antlope at 556yards a few years ago.
     
  13. 284LUVR

    284LUVR New Member

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    270 works great for me in NRA silhouette.

    135 SMK over 45 grains of H4895.
     
  14. royinidaho

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    I shot the 270 Win for more years than most folks here have been alive, and that's probably not a good thing.;)

    W/a 27" Lilja #4 on a Mauser action, she is good for whatever you want to shoot. I've shot it to 800 yds w/success. Pushing a 140gr SPBT Interlock at 3200.

    The rifle was passed down to my son. I've move up to a 270 AM. He takes the short shots, under 500 and I go beyond that with the AM. Yeah, right! In our dreams! Which ever of us gets the shot takes it.;)

    With WC ULD RBBT bullets and the new Bergers there will be a good selection of bullets.