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Old 12-05-2009, 10:48 PM
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If you're stuck on a short action...

perhaps the 7mm-08 instead of the .308?

I think a .30 caliber is more versatile, or more adequate across the board than the .27cal

The .270wsm is a smoker, very fast, flat, perhaps too fast for close shots? could slow it down a bit and get a .300wsm, plenty flat, kinda the new .30-06 in some ways, so definitely versatile.

hard to go wrong with any, so maybe consider the 7mm-08 or .300wsm?
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:56 AM
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The only thing I've been real xoncerned about with the Browning is I got the Hunter series and its a 22" barrel. I know .270 really shines in a 24" barrel.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:58 AM
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Guys, look back at page 3 any you'll see he already decided and bought a Browning X-Bolt in 270 Win. Posted pics and everything!

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Old 12-06-2009, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by DrHouse
The only thing I've been real xoncerned about with the Browning is I got the Hunter series and its a 22" barrel. I know .270 really shines in a 24" barrel.
I wouldn't worry. You'll lose some velocity, but your accuracy should remain.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:35 AM
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Thats good to know, I'm looking to find some comparason numbers of a .270 with a 22 vs 24 barrel. I believe if I really wanted to I could go back and trade that for the 24" model Browning.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:54 AM
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~50fps lost, maybe more.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:44 AM
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Most ballistics are given using a 24" barrel
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:27 PM
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Yeah even if its 50-75 fps lost I dont think its anything to be overly concerned about. The guns fit and feel is amazing and coming from a Model 94 30-30 Carbine its going to be MUCH faster. Im happy with the purcase and since I mostly hunt in NE none of my shots are over 100 yards. Even in the future when I hunt in Colorado I doubt I would take a shot over 300 yards
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:43 PM
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Nebraska? New England?
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:08 PM
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New England, mostly Mass and New York
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