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Question by crusher. Uploaded on August 27, 2009
I would get the good ol .270. The short magnums cost more and many believe they are a fad and will be hard to acquire.
I would go with a .270, or a 30-06 for a perfect all-around rifle.
I likie my model 70 in WSM to me it shoots softer than my rem 700 270. Shells are more expensive and harder to find. 270 shells are every where I look. I'm having to buy a reloadr just so I wont run out of ammo for my 270WSM. The 270 WSM is the better of the 2 other than it may be a passing fad
i like the 270 but my pick is the 25-06 in a 700 bdl
I would go with the 270, the 7mm kicks like a mule and is too much rifle for deer. I purchased a 7mm for deer hunting in my younger years and ended up giving the gun to my dad. I would anticipate the recoil and flench missing the shot, to this day I have not hit a deer with that rifle, although it shoot dead on at the range. Hope this helps.
270, or 30/06 for larger game you never know what you may see in some parts of the world.
I've got a Winchester pre-64 .270 that, between my Grandfather and I, has taken literally TONS of deer. I've heard good things ballistically about the WSM, but 60+ years and lots of good loin steaks tells me to put your money in the .270. And yes, ammo is everywhere, and the more popular the cartridge, the cheaper you can find it.
I have a 270 win. I have used a 270 for about 10 years of hunting now. I had a Remington 760. I sold it and bought a new Tikka T3. I would reccomend a Tikka to anybody but that is a matter of choice and personal preference.
Ballistically I don't see much benefit to a wsm. Ammo for a 270 win is cheep and everywhere. For the difference in speed and hitting power you'll gain with the wsm you're not going to change your lead off or shot placement in any way.
As a guy who has used a 270 win for 10 years now I can say that you will not be dissappointed.
I prefer the 30/06 for larger game like whitetail ... it offers excellent exit hole opportunities for tracking an animal
The .270 has been getting it done for a long time. I don't subscribe to the Short stubby Magnum craze(if there is such a thing).
Go with the 270 win or my favorite the 25-06. You'll be glad you did.
I have been hunting with the Remington Model 700 .270 for 13 years now and I love it every year I take it out! I use it in NC, Wi, and out west get it buddy
the .270 is a good deer caliber.
the 270wsm. is a more expensive to shot by far i own 1 myself but they have some good power for just a .277 cal bullet.
Less filling, Tastes great. No, tastes great. NO! LESS FILLING!!!
Either one is great for deer. The .270 Win is way cheaper to feed that's all. Get the one you want and buy the other one later!
Both are excellent rounds. The .270 Win should save you some cash, even you reload (less case capacity and much cheaper brass).
The .270 WSM is faster but the actual differences in drop are pretty insignificant, even at reasonably long ranges. Like they say, the deer won't know the difference. So, I'd say if you want a modern design go with the .270 WSM. If you want something with some history and an extra round in the magazine then go with the .270 Win. A lot of people love both rounds.
Take the plain vanilla .270 and enjoy! The 25/06 is also a very good option. Short mag ammo is expensive as is the brass. There are tons of .270 Win loads with all types of premium bullets out there. You can also find .270 Win ammo in any hardware store.
Regular old .270 Win would be my choice over the .270 WSM... easy to find and shoots well. I dumped my .270 for a 25-06 and use that almost exclusively for deer though.
Agreed with Beekeeper and + 1 for you sir!!!
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