.270 All Weather Rifle Choices (Stainless + Synthetic)?

ghott

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I'm looking to purchase a new all weather bolt rifle in .270win and wondering what your guy's experiences are with the rifles I've found below. Good/bad/ugly? Am I missing any brands/models that would fit my criteria? Note: I'm Not looking to get into a custom $2k++ rifle or custom build.

My criteria:
- .270win; Stainless barrel/action/etc; Synthetic/composite stock; 8lbs or under
- Consistently accurate rifle out-of-the-box (no large "hit or miss" quality control issues)
- ~$1500 or under out the door (street price new); not looking at used rifles

What I've found so far:
Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather SS - $1340 MSRP
- I have one of these chambered in .300wm and love it, but kinda want to try something different
Browning X-Bolt Stainless Stalker - $1190 MSRP
- One of the lighter rifles on the list, but how well do these shoot?
Savage 110 Storm - $865 MSRP
- I like the price on these, but how well do they shoot?
Tikka T3x Lite Stainless - $800 MSRP
- Price is nice, very light, Tikkas seem to have a good rep for accuracy, but they've always felt kinda "cheap" in my hands
Howa HS Precision - $1100 MSRP
- Seems hard to find info on these and I'm not even sure if they are offered in stainless?
Sako 85 Finnlight - $1700 MSRP
- Top of my budget and don't know much about them, are they worth it, good shooters?
Weatherby Vanguard Stainless Synthetic - $750 MSRP
- Only one offered in 24" length barrel; these are under the "Legacy" category on their site - so, not sure if they are still made?

All of the above are SS/Synthetic and have a ~22" barrel with 1:10 twist (24" for the Weatherby) and come in around 7lbs. (+/- 10oz).

Other thoughts:
- I'm not a fan of Remingtons, which is why there are none on my short list
- I looked at Bergara's - but it looks like they don't offer anything in Stainless
- I wish Weatherby offered the Mark V Accumark or Vanguard Accuguard in .270win :(

Thanks for any help!
 

ghott

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On your list
to fit your requirements
Sako or Tikka
Now you decide how much you want to spend.

Appreciate the input! I might need to find a Tikka T3X and give it another handle...it was a couple years ago when I handled a Tikka, so maybe I'm not giving them a fair shake.

My brothers extreme weather 270 is a killer.

I can't recall a negative review of the extreme weather...

Thanks! I'm having a tough time talking myself out of another Win70 EW-SS. Mine in .300wm is one of my favorites!


Very interesting! I would have not thought the Savage's would be that far and above all the other brands in OOTB accuracy. Appreciate the length and I plan to read through the thread later tonight.

Tikka T3x

As I said above in my reply to Tmac...I might need to find a Tikka T3X and give it another handle...it was a couple years ago when I handled a Tikka, so maybe I'm not giving them a fair shake. Thanks for your input General!
 

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Very interesting! I would have not thought the Savage's would be that far and above all the other brands in OOTB accuracy. Appreciate the length and I plan to read through the thread later tonight.
I have quite a few Savage rifles that are shooters right out of the box. Their DIY friendliness is also hard to beat.
 

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I would add that one of the rifles you mentioned, the Tikka t3 in stainless in 270 is one of the rifles I have had phenomenal luck with. It is the rifle that sold me all of the other tikkas in my stable. I received it in early 2004, and took it to the range. My first group at 200 yards was **** near touching with factory Winchester ammunition. I was so surprised that I shot it again and again that day and had equal results. Almost cloverleaf groupings at 200 yds with cheap factory ammo. I was so impressed, I have since added multiple Tikkas - in many different calibers to my collection.

The following photo shows my oldest son with a Remington 700 that he used to shoot the ace on the left at 200 yards in preparation for an elk hunt later that year. The target on the right (# 7) was shot with three rounds of factory ammunition from a cold bore at 200 yds out of the Tikka 270 that we are discussing now, on the same day while getting ready for hunting season.

While I cannot speak for every Tikka that has ever rolled off the assembly line, every one of them that I own shoots exceptionally well. Especially for hunting.

I was planning to post a better explanation of the "Ace challenge" that this photo represents. That write up will be an upcoming assignment for me...

For now, I'll say that my son shot the ace with his cold bore shot out of a Remington 700, then to prove to me that it was not a fluke, he dropped down and shot the three 270 cal shots as his cold bore shots from the Tikka that same morning.

Quality guns and quality shooting!

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Hecouldgoalltheway

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They do make the accuguard in 270. There was one for sale on gunbroker last night. I have one in 30-06, and about 50 other bolt guns, most of which are double plus the cost, but I find myself reaching for that rifle more than anything else. They are the best rifle $800 will get you in my opinion. It crosses all of your demands and leaves you some cash for better optics maybe.
 

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I'm looking to purchase a new all weather bolt rifle in .270win and wondering what your guy's experiences are with the rifles I've found below. Good/bad/ugly? Am I missing any brands/models that would fit my criteria? Note: I'm Not looking to get into a custom $2k++ rifle or custom build.

My criteria:
- .270win; Stainless barrel/action/etc; Synthetic/composite stock; 8lbs or under
- Consistently accurate rifle out-of-the-box (no large "hit or miss" quality control issues)
- ~$1500 or under out the door (street price new); not looking at used rifles

What I've found so far:
Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather SS - $1340 MSRP
- I have one of these chambered in .300wm and love it, but kinda want to try something different
Browning X-Bolt Stainless Stalker - $1190 MSRP
- One of the lighter rifles on the list, but how well do these shoot?
Savage 110 Storm - $865 MSRP
- I like the price on these, but how well do they shoot?
Tikka T3x Lite Stainless - $800 MSRP
- Price is nice, very light, Tikkas seem to have a good rep for accuracy, but they've always felt kinda "cheap" in my hands
Howa HS Precision - $1100 MSRP
- Seems hard to find info on these and I'm not even sure if they are offered in stainless?
Sako 85 Finnlight - $1700 MSRP
- Top of my budget and don't know much about them, are they worth it, good shooters?
Weatherby Vanguard Stainless Synthetic - $750 MSRP
- Only one offered in 24" length barrel; these are under the "Legacy" category on their site - so, not sure if they are still made?

All of the above are SS/Synthetic and have a ~22" barrel with 1:10 twist (24" for the Weatherby) and come in around 7lbs. (+/- 10oz).

Other thoughts:
- I'm not a fan of Remingtons, which is why there are none on my short list
- I looked at Bergara's - but it looks like they don't offer anything in Stainless
- I wish Weatherby offered the Mark V Accumark or Vanguard Accuguard in .270win :(

Thanks for any help!
Personally you are better off having your gun coated with NiB-x or put in a melonite treatment with someone like WMDGuns
Go with any non-wood stock just know the low end synth stocks flex but should not matter if you pillar bed and are shooting less than 600 yards
 
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