Why I hate my 270 WSM

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I am starting to hate everyone of your wsm :) just kidding great deer guys
 
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I started a thread a while back about the 270wsm being uncanny accurate. Like maybe it’s not as popular so the build is better. I don’t know. One guy said he had one that didn’t shoot but I think it’s rare. Maybe something to do with the balance of recoil and energy.
 
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I had one, a custom that was a solid half moa rifle. Shooting 140 accubonds it was death on elk. Using 140 Berger HVLD’s it was a sub half moa gun. Took marmots out to nearly 800 yards regularly. Sold it to fund another project and still kick myself for it.
 
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I wanted one ever since i watched Cristy Lee Cook kill everything Big enough to Die on TV. Finally found a used one in a Paun Shop and it followed me Home. After reading the Threads on LRH i had it Re-Barreled with a Douglas 26" Stainless 1-8 twist. Still doing Load Development but I expect it will out perform the new 6.8 by a Mile.



"Lets go Brandon"
I rebarreled my 270 WSM with a 7 1/2 twist Brux barrel and I have a 6.8 Western with a 7 1/2 twist. They both shoot fantastic and about the same. The 6.8 Western needs slightly less powder to achieve the same performance. I am using the 175 Sierra TGK. Shot last week at 1000 yards, with a strong wind. Both had 5 shot 12" groups. Had 5" group with my 6.5 Creedmoor with 142 Sierra. The faster twist barrel is of great advantage.
 
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I rebarreled my 270 WSM with a 7 1/2 twist Brux barrel and I have a 6.8 Western with a 7 1/2 twist. They both shoot fantastic and about the same. The 6.8 Western needs slightly less powder to achieve the same performance. I am using the 175 Sierra TGK. Shot last week at 1000 yards, with a strong wind. Both had 5 shot 12" groups. Had 5" group with my 6.5 Creedmoor with 142 Sierra. The faster twist barrel is of great advantage.
Shhhh...don't mention Creedmoor, Bean might be listening!
 
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I wanted one ever since i watched Cristy Lee Cook kill everything Big enough to Die on TV. Finally found a used one in a Paun Shop and it followed me Home. After reading the Threads on LRH i had it Re-Barreled with a Douglas 26" Stainless 1-8 twist. Still doing Load Development but I expect it will out perform the new 6.8 by a Mile.



"Lets go Brandon"
Probably 1.6 miles! ( give or take 4 yards)😅 Extemely happy with mine!
 
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Always Federal Fusion 150 grain; except did kill one deer with Nosler Solid Base. Fusion shoots 1/3 MOA in my modified Winchester 70 Featherweight. But I really want to kill some more critters with other rifles.
Berger 130's, no doubt!!!
 
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Yeah, hate those one shot kills.
Nosler 130 gr BT, 3300 fps
Northwest Territory, 2017
 

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