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#7141986 - 04/16/18 12:31 AM Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270
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Lots of talk about new rounds which are hot on the market...cough cough 6.5 creedmore..

Fell in love with a few faster, sexier rounds that spit bullets much faster.

After doing field testing and finding dead but not spectacularly killed animals with these other rounds, I took my old tried and true ruger out the other day for some stalking. Found a mid sized boar hog in a creek and gave him 130 grains of hornadys finest and 30 yards and a massive blood trail later found him piled up.


In 21 years of shooting this round ( and probably 75 animals killed) Iíve only had to shoot an animal twice on one occasion. It has never failed me on deer sized game ever and Iíve killed some big tough pigs ( albeit head shooting them) in several occasions.

Maybe OíConnor was on to something? Iíve never gotten to test itís mettle on truly large game but for deer and pigs Iím convinced it ranks up with the fastest and flattest.

Could it be that the old timers were right? That a one gun guy is in fact the most deadly and the .270 fills the widest gap between varmints and elk?

Picked up a book In New Mexico by a author who claimed to have shot and guided 100ís of hunters to dead elk and stated a .270 was his favorite cartridge. Maybe he was correct?

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#7141989 - 04/16/18 01:07 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85]
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I love the .270. Just look at my name. Iíve probably killed close to 100 deer with my .270 and only had 1 run. It went about 75 yards. I shoot hornady 140gr btsp and my Remington Sendero will group less than 1Ē all day. Sometimes Iíll carry a 25-06 or a 7 mag, but I always come back to my .270. Olí Jack knew what he was talking about

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#7141992 - 04/16/18 01:18 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85]
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Most all of us just use other calibers here and there to play with..the 270 if used exclusively has nothing to be ashamed of. Jack did know what he was talking about and a guy can't go wrong with the .270 for any medium sized..and even larger game. I wouldn't feel a bit undergunned using one for elk sized animals either.
I shot my first deer with a .270 almost 60 yrs. ago !

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#7141993 - 04/16/18 01:22 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85]
TxBuck Offline
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Registered: 08/12/06
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Love my Winchester 70 .270, canít tell you how many hogs, deer, coyotes, I have killed with it. I even shot my black bear with it in Canada. All round great gun for hunting in Texas.

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#7141997 - 04/16/18 05:36 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85]
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Great hunting round, IMHO. With it, a .243 and a 30-06 in your safe, a person can safely and humanely take any animal in North America.

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#7141998 - 04/16/18 05:41 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85]
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Registered: 12/23/17
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Loc: San Antonio
If given 1 gun to survive with it would be my .270. Killed a dozen elk or so, and a few over 400 yds, so many deer, antelope hogs, yotes etc.. So my wife asks why it sits in the closet and my response is always the same, "it's unfair to the animals". grin
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#7142017 - 04/16/18 06:49 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85]
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Growing up, always heard and often read that .270 and .30/.06 were the two best calibers for TX whitetail hunting...Lots of grain options and easy to find and afford too..

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#7142030 - 04/16/18 07:18 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Growing up, always heard and often read that .270 and .30/.06 were the two best calibers for TX whitetail hunting...Lots of grain options and easy to find and afford too..


They'll take down anything that walks on four legs in North America.
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#7142038 - 04/16/18 07:28 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85]
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Yep just ask(if we could) Jack O'Connor.....

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#7142042 - 04/16/18 07:31 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85]
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Hey, I'm a fan of the "270 Lite" which is commonly referred to as the 6.8 and average 71 pigs a year with it!

I bought my oldest son a Ruger 270 many years ago as his primary.
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#7142044 - 04/16/18 07:33 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85]
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Itís been my primary deer cartridge for over 40 years. Itís a great round, but itís not magic. There are a lot of rounds that will do the job just as well. .270, .30-06, .308, .280, 7mm of just about any stripe - theyíre all great medium game rounds.
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#7142087 - 04/16/18 08:23 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85]
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Registered: 11/13/04
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Loc: Grayson County
The .270 has been and will most likely remain my favorite hunting cartridge. It works for me in the part of Texas where I hunt.

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#7142090 - 04/16/18 08:27 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85]
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I have used my .270 to kill 100's of whitetails, mule deer, hogs, predators, exotics here in Texas and Red Stag in New Zealand. It has yet to fail me shooting plain old 130 grain Remington Corelokts. I like that caliber so much that I own 2 rifles chambered in it.
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#7142098 - 04/16/18 08:39 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85]
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The .270 is one of my favorite calibers for deer, whitetails and mule deer. I have killed hundreds deer with my Savage 110 that I purchased in 1965. I will admit that I am now hunting deer with a Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor FTW as the recoil is much less with the muzzlebreak but it does not kill the deer any deader.
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#7142127 - 04/16/18 09:15 AM Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85]
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I have one bolt action rifle and itís a 270. It does everything I need.
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