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#6629700 - 01/12/17 05:42 PM 270 WSM shooters
taylormade820 Offline
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Anyone shooting a 270 WSM? Looked at some ballistics info for a new rifle and was going with the 300 WM and decided to get the 270 WSM instead. Found some pretty interesting info on this site while doing some research. http://www.chuckhawks.com/myth_busting_calibers.htm I ordered a Tikka T3 stainless and waiting on my FFL to get it in. Might put a slightly heavier stainless barrel on it. Anyhow, Looking at several bullet ammo/bullet options. One being the 130 grain Winchester BST. Anyone shooting this caliber and any experience with it. Ive shot several animals with the 270 win and 308 and wanted to try something different. -Taylor

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#6629710 - 01/12/17 05:49 PM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: taylormade820]
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You will enjoy it. Gain about 150-200 fps over the .270 Win in a short action. What's not to like?

I shoot 140 grain Nosler Accubonds and 130 grain TSXs, but the world is wide open to you because there are lots of great bullets for it. up
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#6629715 - 01/12/17 05:52 PM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: taylormade820]
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If its the same bullet used in the "winchester deer season" stuff then I give it a thumbs down. It doesnt seem to expand hitting an animal inside 120 yards. As in my wife has shot 2 deer and 2 pigs with it in a .270 win, and with both deer the exit was practically the same size as the entrance. The exit on the hogs was no bigger than a nickel
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#6629732 - 01/12/17 06:04 PM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: taylormade820]
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I like it best of the short mags. Shot two large bull elk with mine with 130 TTSXs. Both were a little over 200 yards; one dropped where he stood, the other made it about 50 yards.

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#6629742 - 01/12/17 06:12 PM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: taylormade820]
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It is a good hunting round, mine gets a diet of 140gr Accubonds. Haven't tried anything else as those shoot very well in my Tikka to the point I see no need for another bullet. To be honest I rarely shoot the 270WSM but it is up to the hunting tasks I will put it to any time.


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#6629751 - 01/12/17 06:22 PM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: taylormade820]
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My hunting load is Winchester silver box 150 grain loads. The gun likes them, and they are easy to find.

The 270WSM launches the 150 grain projectiles at the same speed as the 270 Winchester with 130 grain bullets. The heavier bullet will carry better, and is more likely to penetrate through for a good blood trail. The heavier bullets in a magnum are also less likely to damage the meat.

Most of the points brought up in a 270-280 comparison would apply just as well in a 270WSM-7mmRM comparison. They both shoot a 140 grain bullet at the same speed for example, according to the Speer manual. The only additional difference is that the WSM case is for a short action. - Otherwise, it's the 270-280 debate, all over again.

I find that the 270WSM will do everything that is normally done with the 7mmRM, but with less powder and less recoil. A very pleasant, very efficient and effective round.

Here's mine:



Edited by charlesb (01/12/17 06:32 PM)
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#6629785 - 01/12/17 06:38 PM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: taylormade820]
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I have a Tikka T3 in 270 WSM and love it !!!
I use Winchester Supreme Ballistic SilverTip 130 grain and could not ask for any thing better as of now.
I have only used it for whitetail, but a couple of them were big Kansas bucks with live weight probably close to 300 lbs., and they performed great. Furthest I have had a deer travel after the shot so far was a doe that made it about 30 yards. Most have dropped straight down even with behind the shoulder lung shots. It is my go to rifle.



Here is one of the big bodied Kansas bucks I shot with my Tikka 270 WSM.

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#6629788 - 01/12/17 06:39 PM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: charlesb]
Kilgoredave Offline
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I'm shooting the Browing Hells Canyon in the 270 WSM. Getting 1/2" groups with 130 grain ballistic tips. Only drawback is the availability of brass . I also am getting good groups from 130 and 140 grain Bergers.

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#6629790 - 01/12/17 06:39 PM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: taylormade820]
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It's the only one of the WSMs that gained any appreciable velocity over the basic standard length cartridge of the same caliber.

There is an ongoing debate over why that is....
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#6629828 - 01/12/17 07:06 PM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
It's the only one of the WSMs that gained any appreciable velocity over the basic standard length cartridge of the same caliber.

There is an ongoing debate over why that is....


Pretty sure the 300 WSM makes appreciable gains over a 30-06, like 200 to 300 fps in just about every weight and results in 500 to 600 more lb-ft in every weight. I could be wrong but I'd call that appreciable.


Edited by Hirogen (01/12/17 07:12 PM)
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#6629992 - 01/12/17 08:20 PM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: taylormade820]
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Charles, that rifle is NICE! Mbavo, we need to hunt together!! Thanks guys. I think I'm going with the 130 gr Winchester BST

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#6630155 - 01/12/17 09:48 PM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: taylormade820]
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Another vote for 140 grain Accubonds. Great bullet and caliber.

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#6630329 - 01/13/17 07:00 AM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: taylormade820]
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I like 140 gr Accubonds in my 270 wsm. Shot a scimitar oryx yesterday afternoon with it. Ranch owner said oryx were extremely tuff and that you rarely get exit wounds. Shot through shoulders and dropped right there, with an exit. He said that just doesn't happen and was impressed.

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#6630431 - 01/13/17 08:14 AM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: Hirogen]
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Originally Posted By: Hirogen
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
It's the only one of the WSMs that gained any appreciable velocity over the basic standard length cartridge of the same caliber.

There is an ongoing debate over why that is....


Pretty sure the 300 WSM makes appreciable gains over a 30-06, like 200 to 300 fps in just about every weight and results in 500 to 600 more lb-ft in every weight. I could be wrong but I'd call that appreciable.


The proper comparison is to the .300 Win Mag - the cartridge the .300 WSM sought to duplicate in a short action. Which is why it's called a .300 WSM (not a .30-06 WSM, which wouldn't make sense anyway since the .30-06 is not a Winchester-developed nor a magnum cartridge).
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#6630813 - 01/13/17 11:58 AM Re: 270 WSM shooters [Re: taylormade820]
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Originally Posted By: taylormade820
Anyone shooting a 270 WSM? Looked at some ballistics info for a new rifle and was going with the 300 WM and decided to get the 270 WSM instead. Found some pretty interesting info on this site while doing some research. http://www.chuckhawks.com/myth_busting_calibers.htm I ordered a Tikka T3 stainless and waiting on my FFL to get it in. Might put a slightly heavier stainless barrel on it. Anyhow, Looking at several bullet ammo/bullet options. One being the 130 grain Winchester BST. Anyone shooting this caliber and any experience with it. Ive shot several animals with the 270 win and 308 and wanted to try something different. -Taylor


270 WSM is the only short mag I would consider.
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