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like my -06

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round for a 270

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.
John-

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drum,,

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.

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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!
John-

By the way, the best price I have found on the Sightron is at:

http://www.whittakerguns.com

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 $$.

J-

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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.

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Re: round for a 270
drum002 wrote:
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.

Steve

P.S. If you're on a tight budget, Remington 130-gr. Core Lokts for deer and 150-gr. Core Lokts for elk.

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