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#6505011 - 10/21/16 04:04 AM 270 caliber
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Iv been shooting pigs lately with my deer rifle which is a remington 700 in 270win. The last 2 weeks Iv shot 14 hogs ranging from 100lbs to 300lbs (montague county) absolutely drops everything in its tracks, the draw back I'm noticing is the rifle is a bolt action gun which highly limits the shots I can take at a single group of hogs. Does anyone make an AR in 270? or anything similar to this caliber? I like the ballistics of the 6.8 but not the price and general availability of shells. Any input is appreciated.

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#6505077 - 10/21/16 07:20 AM Re: 270 caliber [Re: JimRitcholds481]
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Full size 270 cartridges , once you "buy in" to the gun at a higher price that 6.8 or other wildcats (270 AR / etc) then as you said the cost is less for ammo and so in the long run it evens out.

That's if you buy factory ammo if you reload then you start saving instantly with 270 Winchester

I haven't had time to load develop or shoot the gun much, the first two boxes went quickly the gun is accurate.

If you find another option let me know but it's a long shot ....
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#6505098 - 10/21/16 07:36 AM Re: 270 caliber [Re: JimRitcholds481]
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Well its likely your shot placement that is killing them on the spot. I and many others have shot a bunch of hogs with 270 Winchester and had varying results.

You start shooting at running hogs in a group and anything short of a howitzer isn't going to stop them in their tracks.
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#6505125 - 10/21/16 07:59 AM Re: 270 caliber [Re: JimRitcholds481]
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The AR10 platform chambered in 270 is a good pig dropper.
You are taking your time and placing the shot well since you basically only get one shot.
If you have the time to place your shot with precision, it's very well proven you can take pigs with a .22LR.

The down side of the AR10 platform is those things are bricks!
Packing one around was simply too much for me.
After I tried one in 308 for a while and went back to the AR15 platform in 6.8 with ARP barrels.
I have found it effective at all ranges I shoot.

The downside to the 6.8 is finding decent ammo off the shelf.
I do handload so the cost is not bad.
I primarily use the 120gr SSTs pushed by AA2200 powder.
That combo has taken over 300 pigs.
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#6505140 - 10/21/16 08:14 AM Re: 270 caliber [Re: JimRitcholds481]
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I think Remington made an R25 in 3 different calibers.. I want to say .243, .308, and .270... but may have been 7mm08..

Might look into the .300 blkout as well.. if you have an ar15, you're looking at a cheap swap of the barrel, and gas block and tube, flash hider... or just build an upper..

compare the .300 to the 6.8.. you might be surprised


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#6505645 - 10/21/16 02:22 PM Re: 270 caliber [Re: JimRitcholds481]
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I am pretty sure that gun uses a proprietary upper and lower as .270 Win is a long action cartridge vs .308. 6.5 Creed, 7-08 ect being short action.

Agreed with what others have said about shot placement. My 20" 5.56 is my primary pig hunting gun and hasn't let me down yet. Still if you want a bigger round I would go for either an AR10 or 6.5 Grendel or 6.8. Both of which can be found at academy or any number of online vendors.
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#6505798 - 10/21/16 04:46 PM Re: 270 caliber [Re: JimRitcholds481]
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I use the AR 10 in 308, it is heavy to carry but worth the punch to me. The biggest problem I had was getting it back on sight for a second shot and you will too if you go with a 270. I toned mine down with an adjustable gas block and a compensator on the front, but you better be wearing ear protection when you shoot.
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#6505832 - 10/21/16 05:25 PM Re: 270 caliber [Re: JimRitcholds481]
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will low recoil ammo cycle right through AR?
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#6506119 - 10/21/16 09:57 PM Re: 270 caliber [Re: Pig_Popper]
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Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper


Full size 270 cartridges , once you "buy in" to the gun at a higher price that 6.8 or other wildcats (270 AR / etc) then as you said the cost is less for ammo and so in the long run it evens out.

That's if you buy factory ammo if you reload then you start saving instantly with 270 Winchester

I haven't had time to load develop or shoot the gun much, the first two boxes went quickly the gun is accurate.

If you find another option let me know but it's a long shot ....


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#6506301 - 10/22/16 08:08 AM Re: 270 caliber [Re: Stevarino]
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Originally Posted By: Stevarino
Might look into the .300 blkout as well.. if you have an ar15, you're looking at a cheap swap of the barrel, and gas block and tube, flash hider... or just build an upper..

compare the .300 to the 6.8.. you might be surprised


I and a lot of my friends have tried the 300 Blackout.
It is woefully inadequate for pigs.
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#6506334 - 10/22/16 08:47 AM Re: 270 caliber [Re: Vern1]
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Originally Posted By: Vern1
Originally Posted By: Stevarino
Might look into the .300 blkout as well.. if you have an ar15, you're looking at a cheap swap of the barrel, and gas block and tube, flash hider... or just build an upper..

compare the .300 to the 6.8.. you might be surprised


I and a lot of my friends have tried the 300 Blackout.
It is woefully inadequate for pigs.


Interesting.. myself and a lot of my friends have had a lot of success. Sounds like user error to me..

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#6506366 - 10/22/16 09:14 AM Re: 270 caliber [Re: Stevarino]
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Originally Posted By: Stevarino
Originally Posted By: Vern1
Originally Posted By: Stevarino
Might look into the .300 blkout as well.. if you have an ar15, you're looking at a cheap swap of the barrel, and gas block and tube, flash hider... or just build an upper..

compare the .300 to the 6.8.. you might be surprised


I and a lot of my friends have tried the 300 Blackout.
It is woefully inadequate for pigs.


Interesting.. myself and a lot of my friends have had a lot of success. Sounds like user error to me..


Neither is what the original poster inquired about however both have scored their fair share of pigs.

When I begin loading for the 270 Win I'll be turning out 150gr bonded bullets at .50 a piece - that's powder/primer/cases the full load.

Nothing in a competing caliber is close for that price.

The Noreen is a properitary design to accommodate the long action cartridge.

A decent compensater will keep you on target, it came equipped with one but for the reason already mention (noise mitigation) I switch it out with a linear comp.

It will be harder to hit running targets but that isn't a primary concern for me given how I want my first shot to hit (terminal velocity).

I plan on getting serious with the loading soon... But I've been saying that for 3 months now too


Edited by Pig_Popper (10/22/16 09:17 AM)
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#6506701 - 10/22/16 02:55 PM Re: 270 caliber [Re: JimRitcholds481]
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I would look into AR's in varying calibers. I have both a 300BLK and a 458 Socom and they both knock the snot outta hogs. The 458 is expensive on ammo but it absolutely will put em down. The 300BLK is great too and ammo is available...but you need to keep shots under maybe 150 yards. A little longer if you're confidant with it. But either way you go, if you dont hit them in the head or neck, they're going to run and you might not ever find em.

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#6506756 - 10/22/16 04:03 PM Re: 270 caliber [Re: JimRitcholds481]
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Originally Posted By: JimRitcholds481
Iv been shooting pigs lately with my deer rifle which is a remington 700 in 270win. The last 2 weeks Iv shot 14 hogs ranging from 100lbs to 300lbs (montague county) absolutely drops everything in its tracks, the draw back I'm noticing is the rifle is a bolt action gun which highly limits the shots I can take at a single group of hogs. Does anyone make an AR in 270? or anything similar to this caliber? I like the ballistics of the 6.8 but not the price and general availability of shells. Any input is appreciated.
NOREEN, available in .270, 25-06, 30-06, $1600-2000,
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#6507814 - 10/23/16 04:57 PM Re: 270 caliber [Re: JimRitcholds481]
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For the price of an AR based on a .270. The 6.8 is cheaper not to mention a lot lighter. My 6.8 weighs roughly the same as my buddies AR10. Mine has a suppressor and a thermal mounted on it compared to his 3-9x40 scope equipped rifle. That's a big difference if you have to lug it around.


Edited by Rcinit (10/23/16 04:58 PM)

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