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2nd Caliber opinion: .270 Win.

Old 10-05-2004, 07:54 AM
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I am with the popular opinoin on this one. Have used the .270 my entire life on game from foxes to Canadian caribou without a problem. Shot placement is important when taking any game no matter the caliber so I wouldn't heavily weigh that factor. Never taken Polar Bear with it but have taken many Black Bear weighing in the 200 - 300 pound range. There are also now many more bullet options out there for the .270 (.277) now a days for the reloader. Unless you are looking for something extremely exotic the bullet is out there in .277. The round is popular enough that bullet selection is almost on par with the 7mm / .280 bullets. Good luck.
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Old 10-06-2004, 12:14 PM
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I love the .270 in 130 grain silver tips on deer, super gun, mild recoil,and in the right rifle down right comfortable to tote and use.
I use a Ruger Mark II model 77 stainless in laminate with a leupold 3x9 scope and take my deer every year with it.
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Old 10-06-2004, 02:43 PM
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.270 is my fav. Dont let people tell you that you cant punch through elk and bear with em. Cause its a lie.

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and with careful placement, and the use of
premium bullets, can be used on Elk & Moose too. Accurate, mild of recoil.
I dont agree with this. Careful shot placement is a factor on even deer size game. Premium bullets on elk? Gimme some 12$ corelocks and put a elk down with simple ease.
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Old 10-12-2004, 10:55 PM
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270 may be THE PERFECT deer rifle, not really enough for bigger game, but if used with premium bullet will do.
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Old 10-13-2004, 07:35 AM
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Default RE: 2nd Caliber opinion: .270 Win.

i too think it's a fine caliber, however. The caliber you use should depend on where and how you hunt. Are you hunting fields in which the shot will be clean and long or are you hunting in the woods in the thick cover. If you plan to be in the woods some of the time, i would look for a heavier bullet in which the .270 doesn't give you alot of options. I have a 30.06 for the woods along with my favorite 7mm-08 for the field. If i am in real heavy cover i will use a 12 gauge.
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Old 10-27-2004, 09:28 AM
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a 270 is the best rifle in the world i have had one for 2 years and had nothing but success
with it i shot a doe this season and it fell right in its spot
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Old 10-27-2004, 10:12 AM
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Default RE: 2nd Caliber opinion: .270 Win.

I only own 2 rifles a 22lr for squirrels and a .270win for everything else. In my opinion there is no other rifle for me. I have owned in the past a 7mm and 30.06 the 270 does everything so I got rid of em. My .270win shoots so flat that I dont have to worry about hold over on anything up to 150 yards.
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Old 11-01-2004, 07:44 PM
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I loved my 270, but my 270WSM is better yet!
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Old 11-02-2004, 09:05 AM
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Default RE: 2nd Caliber opinion: .270 Win.

The 270 is a great round, perfectly suited for the likes of deer. While I still own one and have used it to harvest moose and elk, I would not be so bold to say that it will kill these animals with ease just based on the bullet selection alone. Both animals have thick hides, large bones and muscle structure that soaks up the energy of a bullet. When using a 270 or the likes one must yes pick the right bullet but also be able to limit themselves to ensure a good result insue's...if you can do this honestly then the 270 will do just fine. However all to often in hunting the perfect shot isn't always presented and as such I prefer a bit more than the 270 can deliver. Not a knock on great round just my 2 cents.

To the forget premium give me a corelokt comment, I respect the game I hunt to much do take this approach...I won't use a corelokt for a deer so wouldn't even consider it on anything bigger.
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Old 11-02-2004, 01:38 PM
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Default RE: 2nd Caliber opinion: .270 Win.

It's an okay cross over rifle.

Have had one for 35 or so years (it was my first rifle).
Hasn't been a favorite (BTW, favorite often means "it's the only one I own") for 25+ years.
I guess it was okay to "cut my teeth" on as a kid working on mostly easy to kill stuff like deer, coyotes, and antelope.

Lots of folks just love'em, love'em, love'em; so I guess you are in good company.
Again, the 270 is an okay cross over rifle, a downsized 30-06.

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