Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Firearms Forum > Guns
New .270 or .270 WSM/WSSM deer rifle >

New .270 or .270 WSM/WSSM deer rifle

Guns Like firearms themselves, there's a wide variety of opinions on what's the best gun.

New .270 or .270 WSM/WSSM deer rifle

Old 11-25-2011, 05:49 PM
  #1  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
coolbrze0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: VA
Posts: 1,921
Default New .270 or .270 WSM/WSSM deer rifle

I'm thinking of purchasing a new .270 Stainless/Synthetic deer rifle and am considering the following rifles: Sako 85, Sako 85 Finnlight, Tikka T3, Browning X-Bolt, Rem 700 SPS, & Winchester M70 . Any input, pros/cons, or info I should be aware of? I've heard very good things about the Sakos and already have a Winchester M70 S/S & Rem 700 BDL that I really like. Not sure if I should consider a WSM or WSSM in any of those .270 models, looking to you all for advice... Thanks!
coolbrze0 is offline  
Old 11-25-2011, 06:37 PM
  #2  
Spike
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 32
Default

It's hard to beat Browning. I have an A-Bolt in. 270 Win. Smoothest rifle other than a Mark V. Don't buy one of those lesser knuckle bangin' bolt actions! Go for the X-Bolt.
cheeseball is offline  
Old 11-25-2011, 07:02 PM
  #3  
Spike
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 20
Default

Brownings and Sako are guns that are hard to beat. I believe the short mag gets the nod on accuracy if you can handle the extra recoil.
paulie300 is offline  
Old 11-25-2011, 07:10 PM
  #4  
Giant Nontypical
 
salukipv1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: IL
Posts: 6,575
Default

I like the WSM's.

If you buy the .270 WSM, make sure you're buying it in a short action rifle.

The .270 Win is awesome too, especially when talking just a standard deer rifle.

Maybe consider the .270 Wby?
Although I think my shortlist would be .270win. vs. .270wsm

Sako A7 or A7 Tecomate you may consider...
the .270win/wsm come with 22.5" barrels I believe, which on a .270wsm I may want more barrel.

Savage?
Build your own ER Shaw? any configuration you want...
least checkout their gun builder on their website...
salukipv1 is offline  
Old 11-26-2011, 01:36 AM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
 
VAhuntr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: VA, USA
Posts: 3,116
Default

Originally Posted by coolbrze0 View Post
I'm thinking of purchasing a new .270 Stainless/Synthetic deer rifle and am considering the following rifles: Sako 85, Sako 85 Finnlight, Tikka T3, Browning X-Bolt, Rem 700 SPS, & Winchester M70 . Any input, pros/cons, or info I should be aware of? I've heard very good things about the Sakos and already have a Winchester M70 S/S & Rem 700 BDL that I really like. Not sure if I should consider a WSM or WSSM in any of those .270 models, looking to you all for advice... Thanks!

Having owned 4 of the 6 you mentioned, the Winchester M70 Extreme Weather is my favorite and the one I still own. I don't have any experience with the Sako's.

As far as the standard 270 or 270 WSM decision....if you reload it does not matter but if you don't reload, the WSM ammo is quite a bit more expensive and harder to find. I went down the WSM road a few years back with a Savage in 270 WSM. I did not notice much recoil difference but it did have more muzzle blast and was louder.

Last edited by VAhuntr; 11-26-2011 at 01:41 AM.
VAhuntr is offline  
Old 11-26-2011, 04:18 AM
  #6  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,143
Default

IMO the Sako85 is heads and tails above the rest.....and so is the price tag!! The winchester is right behind the Sako and at half the price.
jerry d is offline  
Old 11-26-2011, 07:12 AM
  #7  
Boone & Crockett
 
bronko22000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 12,592
Default

I don't think you can do much better than the Sako 85 (or A7) if you can afford it. Otherwise I would go with the Browning. As for the choice of chambering; As much as I love the good old .270 Win, I think I would opt for the 270 WSM.
IMO a great combo would be the A-bolt or X-bolt in the micro hunter configuration in 270 WSM.
bronko22000 is offline  
Old 11-26-2011, 04:19 PM
  #8  
Spike
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 6
Smile

Originally Posted by VAhuntr View Post
Having owned 4 of the 6 you mentioned, the Winchester M70 Extreme Weather is my favorite and the one I still own. I don't have any experience with the Sako's.

As far as the standard 270 or 270 WSM decision....if you reload it does not matter but if you don't reload, the WSM ammo is quite a bit more expensive and harder to find. I went down the WSM road a few years back with a Savage in 270 WSM. I did not notice much recoil difference but it did have more muzzle blast and was louder.
I'm still in the market for a new rifle and I'm choosing between the M70 and the X-Bolt. What can you tell me about these two? Accuracy? Anything else? Thanks bro! This will help a lot!
TexanHunter is offline  
Old 11-26-2011, 04:25 PM
  #9  
Spike
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 6
Default

I'm in the market two. I'm choosing between the X-Bolt and the M70 and am getting it in 270 also. I will get it in WSM.
TexanHunter is offline  
Old 11-26-2011, 05:07 PM
  #10  
Nontypical Buck
 
VAhuntr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: VA, USA
Posts: 3,116
Default

Originally Posted by TexanHunter View Post
I'm still in the market for a new rifle and I'm choosing between the M70 and the X-Bolt. What can you tell me about these two? Accuracy? Anything else? Thanks bro! This will help a lot!

The only complaints I have concerning the X-Bolt were the synthetic stock has that cheap, hollow sound to it and the bolt handle felt too small for my tastes. My X-Bolt was very accurate and was not picky with bullet weights.

IMO the M70 balances better, feels better and more rugged in my hands. It seems to be every bit as accurate as the X-Bolt but it seems to be a little picky with 140 grain bullets.

I would handle them both and go from there.
VAhuntr is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.