270 win Rebarrel

amork

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My old 270 winchester, winchester model 70 has seen better days and christmas this year is funding a rebarrel, (exterior is pitted beyond fixing and just plain bothers me). I am kind of trying to decide on a contour and I am not really sure where to start. The current rifle is a featherweight .270 model 70 and that barrel is definitely not enough for days when I want to sit and plink away at the range. I am leaning toward a bartlein barrel and wondering if anyone has suggestions for something that I can pack around for hunting season along with sit and shoot more than 3 rounds before my barrel is almost hot. THanks in advance!
 

JamieFoxx

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My old 270 winchester, winchester model 70 has seen better days and christmas this year is funding a rebarrel, (exterior is pitted beyond fixing and just plain bothers me). I am kind of trying to decide on a contour and I am not really sure where to start. The current rifle is a featherweight .270 model 70 and that barrel is definitely not enough for days when I want to sit and plink away at the range. I am leaning toward a bartlein barrel and wondering if anyone has suggestions for something that I can pack around for hunting season along with sit and shoot more than 3 rounds before my barrel is almost hot. THanks in advance!

.270 is a great cartridge but really isn’t a plinker. Find a gunsmith that you trust to do the rebarrel and from there any of the barrel makers have fine stuff these days. I would recommend getting a single point cut rifle barrel, for a .270 - it will most likely last a lifetime. When you get your project done pick out a heavy contour plinking rifle that likes shooting 20+ rounds without getting hot and shoot it like you stole it, save the .270 for your hunting days.
 

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A #4 contour barrel cut at 24" should be about .650 at the muzzle and weigh about 3.25 LBs with 30 cal bore. This is on a Lilja contour, Benchmark barrels are close to this also. A fluted #4 barrel makes a nice carrying rifle IMO. They still warm up pretty quick but 5 shot groups haven't been a problem for me.
 

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My old 270 winchester, winchester model 70 has seen better days and christmas this year is funding a rebarrel, (exterior is pitted beyond fixing and just plain bothers me). I am kind of trying to decide on a contour and I am not really sure where to start. The current rifle is a featherweight .270 model 70 and that barrel is definitely not enough for days when I want to sit and plink away at the range. I am leaning toward a bartlein barrel and wondering if anyone has suggestions for something that I can pack around for hunting season along with sit and shoot more than 3 rounds before my barrel is almost hot. THanks in advance!
Whichever barrel manufacturer and contour you decide on, make sure you have the right twist to propel the high BC heavies. My .270 AI has 30" Lilja 1:8" 3G #6, propelling the 175 Matrix VLD at 2993 FPS (my current accuracy load) with H4831SC.
 

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I had Mcgowen do my ruger 270 in a number 3. I have a faster twist to shoot the 170 berger and I am amazed at how well it shoots.. It has been bad medicine for everything from Elk on down.. A number 3 was bigger than my factory pencil barrel.. It heats up slower but, is slightly heavier...

I agree that 270 probably isn't best choice for plinking but, to each his own.
 

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Columbiariverarms.com can do a drop-in for you. I sent them my factory barrel some years ago so they could get the numbers verified. They can even make you a barrel nut. Best barrels I've found. Last longest, clean easiest, shoots lights out.

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