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asop
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  6:34:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really don't know much about this round. Any input would would be appreciated. Thanks

RugerNiner
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  6:39:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Best deer round made.

Keep your Powder dry and your Musket well oiled.

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Mr. Perfect
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  7:09:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
one of the flattest shooters that isn't a magnum.

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brier-49
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USA
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  7:36:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's almost as good as a 30-06,,,,
but not quite .

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Krony
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USA
276 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  7:59:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice thing about 270 Win is you can go with bullets as light as 110gr for prairie dogs or as heavy as 180gr for big game. Not the most powerful round but very flexible and a flat shooter.
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Missouri Mule K30
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USA
1877 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  8:22:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How does it compare to the .243?
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jimdeere
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USA
16825 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  8:39:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Missouri Mule K30

How does it compare to the .243?



Favorably.

“The ungodly are ...like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment...”
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roswellnative
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Finland
9091 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  8:40:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good whitetail deer cart. It’s pretty large but not a magnum

Flat shooting and not quite 30/06 energy but more than 308


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NeoBlackdog
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USA
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  8:59:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If I could only pick one cartridge to use on deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, hogs, and varmints, it'd be the .270 Win.
There are those that say it isn't accurate.
I beg to differ.

That lone shot to the right was the first shot with a clean gun, i.e. a 'fouling shot'. This group was at 100 yards and fired off the tailgate of my pickup with my range bag for a rest. The ammo was factory Remington Core-Lokt 130 rounds and it was shot from a 1974 vintage Winchester Model 70.
Edit to add;
The scope on the gun is a Leupold VX-III 2.5-8.

Edited by - NeoBlackdog on 03/13/2018 9:00:43 PM
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Grasshopper
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  9:10:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have about 6 and they are flat out good shooting caliber. IF I had to choose one caliber, it would be it. 30-06 next/
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ChetStafford
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USA
2266 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  9:40:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jimdeere

quote:
Originally posted by Missouri Mule K30

How does it compare to the .243?



Favorably.




How about the 25/06?
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Krony
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USA
276 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2018 :  10:03:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ChetStafford

quote:
Originally posted by jimdeere

quote:
Originally posted by Missouri Mule K30

How does it compare to the .243?



Favorably.




How about the 25/06?


A little more power vs 243...according to Hodgdon load data (starting loads):
243 Win is 55gr (~3600fps) to 107gr (~2800 fps)...4000fps for 55gr at max loads
25-06 Rem is 75gr (~3400) to 120gr (~2800)...3800fps for 75gr at max loads
270 Win is 90gr (~3400) to 180gr (~2400)...3600 max for 90gr

Edited by - Krony on 03/13/2018 10:14:11 PM
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buschmaster
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  12:01:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
it would be my first choice in a bolt-action all-around hunting rifle... but I don't hunt.

all you wanted to know about the .270 and more

http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Knowledgebase/.270+Winchester.html

I really like the idea of the .264 USA

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/08/31/modern-intermediate-calibers-021-us-army-marksmanship-units-264-usa/

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remingtonoaks
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USA
18168 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2018 :  01:25:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a good all-around gun, and it's big enough to take down deer and elk, but not big enough for moose in my opinion. I think it's a little bit too heavy for coyotes, but it will work. But if you're hunting for pelts, I would go with something smaller

I personally have a .243 for deer in Open Country, and of course I had my lever action 30-30 in heavy brush.

Then I also have a 30-6 and a 300 Win Mag for elk sized animals and bigger...

And for coyotes, I have a .22-250, and I also use my .243 and .22 mag. But mostly my .22-250

But if I was stoned just one gun, it probably would be the 270 or the 30-6. Both are good all-around guns



Edited by - remingtonoaks on 03/14/2018 01:26:14 AM
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wpageabc
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USA
7767 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2018 :  04:12:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
270 is a excellent round

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u99Q7pNAjvg
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john carr
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  08:04:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In my younger days I had a friend whose Dad was named Joe. Joe lived in a very affluent house built around an atrium where he and his gun loving friends used to gather for a little social drinking. One night after some drinking the subject of recoil came up and Joe said his .270 had such a mild recoil he'd bet he could fire it off his chin.

He was scoffed at and he got the .270 out, put the butt plate on his chin, and aimed it at the stars and fired. Knocked him colder than a wedge. Apparently he was wrong.
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clays
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1562 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2018 :  08:56:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Benelli .270 Short Magnum that I am very pleased with.
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Sam06
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  10:16:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good round but if you reload go with a 280 Remington.

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Okie743
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USA
1774 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2018 :  10:58:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by NeoBlackdog

If I could only pick one cartridge to use on deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, hogs, and varmints, it'd be the .270 Win.
There are those that say it isn't accurate.
I beg to differ.

That lone shot to the right was the first shot with a clean gun, i.e. a 'fouling shot'. This group was at 100 yards and fired off the tailgate of my pickup with my range bag for a rest. The ammo was factory Remington Core-Lokt 130 rounds and it was shot from a 1974 vintage Winchester Model 70.
Edit to add;
The scope on the gun is a Leupold VX-III 2.5-8.



Animals in my neck of the woods don't hang around for fouling shots and warming up the bore. All shots right on target and especially the first shot out of a cold bore is what I require my HUNTING guns to produce. To group test a hunting rifle for real world hunting accuracy try shooting a group as one shot from a cold bore over about a weeks time and look at the overall group.
If it will shoot a one inch group from a cold bore you have a good accurate hunting rifle. (also takes a good shooter to produce such)

When someone asks me my favorite caliber gun I just say all of them.

Arkie

Edited by - Okie743 on 03/14/2018 11:00:24 AM
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buddyb
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  1:03:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you hand load,dont run it too fast.130 grain bullet running at about 2800 fps is perfect for killing Bambi.
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NeoBlackdog
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USA
10744 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2018 :  9:11:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Okie743

quote:
Originally posted by NeoBlackdog

If I could only pick one cartridge to use on deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, hogs, and varmints, it'd be the .270 Win.
There are those that say it isn't accurate.
I beg to differ.

That lone shot to the right was the first shot with a clean gun, i.e. a 'fouling shot'. This group was at 100 yards and fired off the tailgate of my pickup with my range bag for a rest. The ammo was factory Remington Core-Lokt 130 rounds and it was shot from a 1974 vintage Winchester Model 70.
Edit to add;
The scope on the gun is a Leupold VX-III 2.5-8.



Animals in my neck of the woods don't hang around for fouling shots and warming up the bore. All shots right on target and especially the first shot out of a cold bore is what I require my HUNTING guns to produce. To group test a hunting rifle for real world hunting accuracy try shooting a group as one shot from a cold bore over about a weeks time and look at the overall group.
If it will shoot a one inch group from a cold bore you have a good accurate hunting rifle. (also takes a good shooter to produce such)

When someone asks me my favorite caliber gun I just say all of them.


That's why I don't hunt with a clean gun.
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FEENIX
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USA
10650 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2018 :  9:31:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by asop

Really don't know much about this round. Any input would would be appreciated. Thanks



It's an awesome chambering but it is being handicapped by factory barrels and ammunition. If you reload and have a barrel with 1:8" twist or faster, you can take advantage of the heavies such as 170 Berger VLDs, 165/175 Matrix, 168 Hammer Bullets, etc.

I have a .270 AI with 30" Lilja barrel 1:8" 3-groove propelling the 175 Matrix at 2993 FPS (my current accuracy load).



WT doe, heart shot at 100 yards but nearly field dressed it.




Coyote at 528 yards.




Edited by - FEENIX on 03/14/2018 10:26:26 PM
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Big Sky Redneck
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Kuwait
17258 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2018 :  10:08:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
May be a good round but it will never be as good as the 7mm-08 for deer!
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chuck
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USA
4333 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2018 :  10:47:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
270 great caliber, but I hate the 30-06 cause ifn you got one of them you don't need any other caliber or rifle it will do everything.
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4205raymond
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959 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2018 :  10:51:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have a Pre-64 Model 70 WIN Standard Weight in .270. Has a very unique serial number. It is a 1951 unfired rifle and Serial Number is 19xx51. The two digits in the middle are the year my son was born.

Guess when I am gone to the Happy Hunting Ground we know who will get this rifle.
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kidthatsirish
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USA
6652 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2018 :  11:31:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great cartridge...i prefer 30-06.

“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return". -- Leonardo DaVinci 1452-1519

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