Hey yall, I was reading your thoughts and saw that you were talking about different rounds and such. I just bought a Savage 270 (synth. stain.) and wanted to know your thoughts about round selection. I just got it, so I'm yet to shoot it. As a matter of fact I need to pick up some glass (looking at the Nikon Buckmasters 3-9x40) and a mount. Which are better mounts, 1 piece or two piece? Also, any advise as to round selection would be greatly appreciated. BTW, I will be using the rounds for getting use to the gun, and hunting white tail down here in NC. Thanks a lot.
sounds like you picked a good cal. for hunting whitetails there,, I have never owned a 270 but have been around them, I shoot a 2506 which is close to a 270 but a little bit less gun, I think you would be good to go with that nikon, my dad has one on his 7mm mag, he likes it. I think for deer there would be nothing wrong with shooting a 130 gr bullet, it is fast and flat and has pleanty of knock down for deer, I am kinda fond of nosler bullets, and hornady or sierra are my next fav. and the scope mounts,, I have a 2 piece burris on my 220 swift, and I haven't had any troubles with it, I have a one piece leupold on my rem 2506 and a 2 piece leupold on my win 2506,, I guess it's whatever you want to go with, the one piece is probably a little bit stronger., but if you choose a good brand name and they are not aluminum, you should be fine with either one.
Thanks for the tips. I've heard from my friends that they like the Nosler's as well. I did some research and changed my mind from the Nikon Buckmasters to the Sightron S II. Many reviews put the S II as a brighter, more clear scope for the $$ than the Buckmasters. Thanks again!
By the way, the best price I have found on the Sightron is at:
I don't work for them or anything, however they consistiently have the best prices on rifles and glass. I have looked...a lot, and they beat every one every time. Even e-Bay. Thought you might like to save some $$.
I owned a 300 win mag mod 70 classic sporter with the BOSS system it was absolutely the most accurate rifle i have ever shot. And, the BOSS system allows you to tune the barrel to shrink groups-no doubt it works well.
I decapitated a quail at 250 yds with that gun and then handed it to my buddy who did the same thing. I ended up selling the gun because one time while needing to take a quick shot at a coyote, I forgot to put in my earplugs---BAD IDEA!!! It physically hurt me. MY ear drums felt as if they shattered. Well, knowing that I never, ever shot an animal with ear plugs installed in my entire life, I made the smart choice to get rid of it. I replaced it with the exact same model in 338 wwin mag. That was a spectacular gun and almost as accurate, but had no Boss. Due to financial reasons- and only being able to afford one gun for all big game, I sold the 338 and bought a 270 WSM shadow at wal-mart. I am now going to buy/trade or finagle a 30 cal as I am not all that impressed with the 270WSM factory ammo. The only ammo I have found it to really shoot well is 130grain Silver tips. When I moved to 140's for elk it wasnt nearly as dependable-though i did kill an elk with it last year at about 75 yds. I think I'm going to compromise and go for the gun I have always seemed to avoid.....the 30-06. Especially now that I have found it to be ballistically comprable to the 300 win mag with certain rounds at certain distances.
Hey yall, I just bought a Savage 270 (synth. stain.) and wanted to know your thoughts about round selection. BTW, I will be using the rounds for getting use to the gun, and hunting white tail down here in NC.Thanks a lot. John-
For small deer, 130-gr. Remington 270 Win Core Lokts will do the job and are also inexpensive to practice with, as are American Eagle 130-gr. Boat-tailed FMJ rounds at $8.99 per box at CheaperThanDirt.com or MidwayUSA.com (I use the 150-gr. 30-06 rounds for practice).
For elk, premium ammo will increase your odds and provide more downrange energy on target. I suggest you consider Winchester Supreme 140-gr. AccuBonds or Federal's 150-gr. High Energy Partition, or Hornady's Light Magnum 130-gr. InterBond / 150-gr. Interlock.
P.S. If you're on a tight budget, Remington 130-gr. Core Lokts for deer and 150-gr. Core Lokts for elk.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...