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I am looking for a good, all around deer rifle & was considering the Remington 700 BDL .270. Someone suggested I consider the .270wsm. Which would be better?

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from jay wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from Hunt_Hard wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I would go with a .270, or a 30-06 for a perfect all-around rifle.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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

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from Kentucky Hunter wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

i like the 270 but my pick is the 25-06 in a 700 bdl

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from WTXWildlifer wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from shane wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

.270

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

270, or 30/06 for larger game you never know what you may see in some parts of the world.

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from jbird wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from IanS wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from RobinHood wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I prefer the 30/06 for larger game like whitetail ... it offers excellent exit hole opportunities for tracking an animal

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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).

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Go with the 270 win or my favorite the 25-06. You'll be glad you did.

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from swilmot1 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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

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from Evan Delp wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

the .270 is a good deer caliber.

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from muskiemaster wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

.270wsm

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from berky wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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!

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from MLH wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

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.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

Agreed with Beekeeper and + 1 for you sir!!!

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from Hunt_Hard wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I would go with a .270, or a 30-06 for a perfect all-around rifle.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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

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from jay wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from Kentucky Hunter wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

i like the 270 but my pick is the 25-06 in a 700 bdl

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from WTXWildlifer wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from shane wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

.270

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

270, or 30/06 for larger game you never know what you may see in some parts of the world.

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from jbird wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from IanS wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from RobinHood wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I prefer the 30/06 for larger game like whitetail ... it offers excellent exit hole opportunities for tracking an animal

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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).

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Go with the 270 win or my favorite the 25-06. You'll be glad you did.

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from swilmot1 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from Evan Delp wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

the .270 is a good deer caliber.

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from muskiemaster wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

.270wsm

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from berky wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from MLH wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

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.

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

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.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

Agreed with Beekeeper and + 1 for you sir!!!

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