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Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 #7141986 04/16/18 05:31 AM
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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?


Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85] #7141989 04/16/18 06:07 AM
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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

Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85] #7141992 04/16/18 06:18 AM
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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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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.

Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85] #7141997 04/16/18 10:36 AM
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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.

Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85] #7141998 04/16/18 10:41 AM
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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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Re: Letís talk about the tired old antiquated.270 [Re: txtrophy85] #7142017 04/16/18 11:49 AM
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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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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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Yep just ask(if we could) Jack O'Connor.....

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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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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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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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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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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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I have one bolt action rifle and itís a 270. It does everything I need.


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I have a Pre-64 Winchester Mod. 70 .270. It will do everything O'Conner said it would. My issue is the steel buttplate. It is NOT comfortable to shoot for an extended period. I am not going to have an aftermarket recoil pad installed because it will de-value the rifle.
Obviously, one shot with a .270 will get it done on whitetails; so will my new Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor. The black plastic stock is not nearly as pretty as the walnut on the Winchester, but my shoulder is a lot happier after a range session.


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Weatherby .270 and 130 grain Core-lokt's for me. Hasn't failed yet...


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I have one of the original Tikka's .270 (deluxe model) it will the last to go, hence me selling my collection.


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Love my FN Mauser in .270 with 140 grain Hornady bullets. But, I like my .25-06 and .300 WM just as much.

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It's a long action and the bc is two small. soap

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Originally Posted By: colt45
I have one of the original Tikka's .270 (deluxe model) it will the last to go, hence me selling my collection.
I have one as well. I've shot upwards of 20 deer with it since it was purchased and have yet to pull the trigger twice on a deer.

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Love my Browning A-Bolt 270, have been shooting it for ever up


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One of my favorite calibers.


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Originally Posted By: DH3
I have a Pre-64 Winchester Mod. 70 .270. It will do everything O'Conner said it would. My issue is the steel buttplate. It is NOT comfortable to shoot for an extended period. I am not going to have an aftermarket recoil pad installed because it will de-value the rifle.
Obviously, one shot with a .270 will get it done on whitetails; so will my new Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor. The black plastic stock is not nearly as pretty as the walnut on the Winchester, but my shoulder is a lot happier after a range session.


You do know they make slip-on recoil pads, right? Put it on, shoot it, take it off, save your shoulder.

Nothing wrong at all with a .270, my uncle killed probably 30 WT with a Model 70 and I used it for a few years too.


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