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270 Winchester

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by EL COLONEL, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

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    People with 270 's in Texas...what do you think , is it enough for Texas size deer or do you wish you would have bought a bigger calibre ...... Pros and cons please. thanks....:wavey:
     
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    Plenty of gun for any size deer
     

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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    The .270 Win will work all day long on Texas deer. :cool:
     
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    It's getting close to that time of year again. Texas boy here with a couple .270's, and they are fine for anything you hunt in Texas at any range you can hit with them.
     
  5. EL COLONEL

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    Anyone else care to chime in...:whistling:
     
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    I know people who hunt moose in Alaska with the 270. Shot placement is critical but it can be done. If a 270 can bring down a moose it will have no problem with deer in TX.


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  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Karamojo Bell killed more elephants than anyone on record with a 7x57 and Roy Weatherby put a Cape Buffalo down with one shot from his .257 Wby. It's ALL about shot placement.
     
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    I find it to be borderline on elk, but there are a bunch of guys that take elk with .270 out here every year.

    Plenty for any deer.


    You asked for pros and cons...

    You're using a .30-06 case and maxing out with 150 - 160 grain bullets. Might as well use a .30-06 case and go from 110 - 220 grain bullets with a .30-06. I don't hate the .270 by any stretch, but the '06 is just a lot more versatile. Load 150's or 165's for deer, 130's for varmints, load up some nice 180's for black bear and elk... Jack of all trades.

    The "shoots flatter" crowd will be along momentarily, so I'll say up front the .270 does indeed have a better trajectory... the '06 will require you to adjust about half of an inch more at 300 yards. :supergrin:
     
  10. SigFTW

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    Everything is BIG in Texas!!! except the deer :whistling:

    In the old days I hunted with a 30-30, it's all I could afford at the time.

    So, the .270 is plenty big for Texas :thumbsup:
     
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    I love the 270. Shoots flat and hits hard. with 130 gr boat tail, this round is awesome.
     
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    Yeah its plenty, Ive been hunting Mississippi White tales with one since I upgraded from a .243 when I was 12. The guys around here that think they need a belted magnum for southern deer are ****ing morons:dunno:
     
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    A couple years ago I shot a black bear with my 270 and the bear dropped immediately. Then again my brother shot an even bigger bear that same year with his 6mm...This was in PA.
     
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    Agree. A huge Deer in Texas might make 200 pounds. 243 is plenty of gun for that.
     
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    I think the 270 is quit possible the best whitetail catridge when loaded fast at 130 grain bullets! Some Barnes Triple Shock 130's will drop any whitetail like that hammer of Thor!
     
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    .270 is plenty, I mostly deer hunt with a .243win.

    ETA I've killed every (legal) critter that lives in TX with a .223. Well except for the elands that escaped the exotic ranches in South Texas.
     
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    :agree:

    I'm not real familar with Texas deer, but the 270 is plenty of gun.
     
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    More than fine, I have no trouble with a .260 or 7mm-08.
     
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    We always loaded 150 noslers back in the day, with 100% sucess on 200 lbs. deer or 300 lbs hogs... After the advent of the solid copper barnes bullets, provided the rifle shot them well we loaded 140 barnes' again with 100% sucess...

    We have had multiple issues with a few different catridges using boattails, especially the sierra gamekings... I'll never send another toward an animal unless it's some of the heavier grainers or larger calibers... We've loaded a ton of 90 grain Brnes X .243 rounds for my mother, and with what we've seen on said deer/hogs it has a higher "kill quotient" than alot of other larger calibers using generic projectiles... Never had an animal move more than 25-30 yards after the hit, with plenty of them fall at the hit...

    The 06' family of cartridges is arguably among the finest calibers for north american versatility... A .270 for anything under large and long distance elk and big bears is a fine choice IMO, provided the right projectile is used and I am an absolute stickler for using the right projectile... I'm by far and away more picky about the bullet than the caliber...

    The right bullet in the right spot is a done deal... The scirocco's, and accubonds are also a very fine choice as a premium hunting pill...
     
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    Not only is it enough its probably one of the BEST on the market for anything deer size. honestly id even hunt elk with it. its what my friends out west use for elk they hunt them regularly and take them regularly with that caliber..if it takes Elk it takes and White Tail or Muley around.