Hello, I'm ular270 and I'm new to this forum. I'm a shooter and a hunter and I shoot a variety of rifle cartridges. My favorite is my old standby, 270 Winchester in a 1966 model 70 Winchester. I know, it's not a pre-64, but I bought it new at the ripe old age of 18 back in 1966 in August of that year, in the summer between my Jr, and Sr. year in High School. I had no clue about the differences between a pre-64 Control Round Feed Model 70, Mauser clone and a post 63 push feed. Later when somebody showed me a pre-64 and we compared mine with it I was kinda sick. But I somehow resisted putting it out for the trash men and kept it. It went on over the last 49 years to kill about 72 deer at last count, not all by me, but I killed over 40 with it. The rifle's accurate and it fits me like a glove. The action is rattly and not near as smooth as some of my other rifles, but it kills deer and hogs with boring regularity, so its lackings are far outweighed by its attributes. One of its attributes is the cartridge it's chambered in. There's a dozen others about as good, and the old argument about there's not enough different bullets for it, doesn't hold water for me. True, for long range work it could use some higher BC bullets, but for what I use it for, the 130s and an occasional 150 work great. I have a 7 Remington Mag, and a long barreled .280 Remington if I need to shoot farther with heavier longer bullets. And if those won't do it, I'll break out my .300 WBY Mag. I hunt a long sendero where I have the possibility of some 700 yard shots. I haven't taken any yet, but if a shot presents itself and I have the right rifle I would feel pretty confident in taking it. The only problem with all this is I haven't had a shot that long. Most animals cross around between 200-300 yards up from my blind. Though I haven't done a lot of long range shooting or hunting, I love to read about other's experiences. So I'm all ears.