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A .270 Sucks????

Old 11-12-2008, 06:55 PM
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Go back to his store and ask for a discount on a 270, since its so crappy you'll be doing him a favor.
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:20 PM
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I've killed so many deer with my 270 that I've lost count from 30 yards out to 200 yards. There's not much difference between it and a 30-06 so if the 270 sucks then so would the 30- 06 BUT IT DON'T. I'd say the guy is clueless.
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:32 PM
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I just got a .270 from my girlfriend as an early Christmas gift and so far i absolutely love it. I think that guy is nuts.
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:33 PM
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maybe confused with 30-30? .270 is an optimal sort of cailber that has been well proven and is almost identical to the 30-06. If you own one that not much point in owning the other.

7mm-08 is the perfect deer pill in my opionon. Have one and love it!
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:33 PM
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maybe confused with 30-30?
And just what is that suppose to mean? The 30-30is a fine deer rifle and has a proven track record in the field.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:20 PM
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270 is agood rifle alot of people use it but I perfer something with a little more punch I use a 7mm rem mag thats my choice its overkill but I love the power dont listen to the guy and go somewere else and buy it if he wont sell you the weapon you want.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:39 PM
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maybe confused with 30-30?
And just what is that suppose to mean? The 30-30is a fine deer rifle and has a proven track record in the field.
Agreed. As far as the sales guy, that kid sounds like he's either a magnum guy or loyal to the 30.06.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:36 AM
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I have the same experiences as WVcritter with the 270. I have probably killed over 50 with mine. Its an absolute hammer on deer. From arms length to waaaaaay over there. The funny thing as much as I like the 270 for deer I like the 7-08 even better. They are both damn near perfect whitetail rounds.


I hate to bash anybody but that store clerk is an idiot!
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:21 AM
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Here in the area of Texas that I hunt the .270 has not been a fan favorite. I have seen a lot of deer lost with the .270 rather than any other caliber.

Does it suck? Well for me it does, and I will never buy another. The .270 was the first rifle that I bought myself when I turned 18. I had3 sour accounts with it and sold it.

The first was 75 yardbroad side shot on a mule deer buck thatbounced off as if not shot. My daddumped him with one shot at 280 yards with a 6mm. We found my bullet stuck in the shouldernext to the shoulder bone.

The second was on an Aoudad sheep. Made another perfect shoulder shot at 250 yards to see the big ram stand there as if not hit. The second shot was a little back and at least put the ram on the run. My buddy put the third and final shot in him with a 7mm-08 from over 300 yards which dropped him in step.

The third and last mishap with that gun was yet another well placed shoulder shot on a whitetail doe from 150 yards. When I shot her she jumped srtaight up in the air like she was hit good. I didn't expect her to go far. We founda good blood trail and tracked her for about 200 yards until we lost the blood. My cousin shot a doe that evening about a 1/2 mile away from my blind with a bullet under the skin where I shot the doe earlier.

So as far as the .270 goes, I would agree with the sales man. Maybe he should keep his trap shut and just sell the gun but I would've added fuel to the fire if I'd been there.

After selling it I bought a 6mm that I am in love with. I have never had an animal that I've shot run far, except a big hog.

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Dont like the 30-06 either, I am now a .308 fan.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:54 AM
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Here in the area of Texas that I hunt the .270 has not been a fan favorite. I have seen a lot of deer lost with the .270 rather than any other caliber.

Does it suck? Well for me it does, and I will never buy another. The .270 was the first rifle that I bought myself when I turned 18. I had3 sour accounts with it and sold it.

The first was 75 yardbroad side shot on a mule deer buck thatbounced off as if not shot. My daddumped him with one shot at 280 yards with a 6mm. We found my bullet stuck in the shouldernext to the shoulder bone.

The second was on an Aoudad sheep. Made another perfect shoulder shot at 250 yards to see the big ram stand there as if not hit. The second shot was a little back and at least put the ram on the run. My buddy put the third and final shot in him with a 7mm-08 from over 300 yards which dropped him in step.

The third and last mishap with that gun was yet another well placed shoulder shot on a whitetail doe from 150 yards. When I shot her she jumped srtaight up in the air like she was hit good. I didn't expect her to go far. We founda good blood trail and tracked her for about 200 yards until we lost the blood. My cousin shot a doe that evening about a 1/2 mile away from my blind with a bullet under the skin where I shot the doe earlier.

So as far as the .270 goes, I would agree with the sales man. Maybe he should keep his trap shut and just sell the gun but I would've added fuel to the fire if I'd been there.

After selling it I bought a 6mm that I am in love with. I have never had an animal that I've shot run far, except a big hog.

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Dont like the 30-06 either, I am now a .308 fan.
I have to call BS on this one your telling me you found the bullet from a 270 lodged under the skin what were you shooting reloads that were way way way underloaded I have killed many deer with a 270 and several shot directly through the shoulder with dramatic results I.E. once the bullet struck bone it basicly blew out the front part of the shoulder and rib cage.
neither I nor my brother who by the way is a retired gunsmith have ever seen a 270 bullet fail to penetrate a deer no matter where it was shot. and as for your P.S. well I wont even get into that one here other than to say that has to be the most BS laden post I have seen on here for a while P.S heres a bit of Data for you on all 3 cal. 308 30-0 and 270


308 Win.

Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure
150 GR. NOS BT IMR IMR 3031 .308" 2.800" 40.2 2658 44,300 PSI 43.5C 2881 59,200 PSI
30-06
Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure
150 GR. NOS BT IMR IMR 3031 .308" 3.250" 43.0 2697 47,600 PSI 46.7 2887 59,300 PSI
270 win
Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure
150 GR. HDY SP IMR IMR 4895 .277" 3.285" 41.5 2560 44,500 CUP 44.5 2704 50,600 CUP
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