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    270 vs 270 Wby vs 270 WSM

    I'm planning in getting a 270 mostly for whitetails and mule deer, the 270wby its the flattest but the wsm is slightly behind and is easier to find ammo, would like some opinions, shots would be in open country , I'm leaning to the 270WSM , what do you guys think.

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    I love my 270Wby. It's more than marginally faster and flatter, too. I'm getting 130gr bullets (including Nosler E-Tips with a BC of roughly .490, I think) running 3450-3500fps out of my 26" barreled Mark V synthetic. Very accurate rifle and cartridge in my experience. Using a 5" circle as the target circle, that 3500fps gives you a 325yd point blank range, and only 22" of drop at 500yds, as I recall. The WSM isn't going to be as close at long ranges like it will at 100 and 200yds. Heck, I shot some loads with Hornady 130gr Interbonds that were max charge in the spring at 75deg one afternoon in August when it was 90deg, and they did 3600fps without so much as a stiff bolt or ejector mark. Mild primer cratering, but nothing I'd worry about, since it was a load that was worked up safely in cooler weather, and I don't hunt in 90deg.
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    Default Re: 270 vs 270 Wby vs 270 WSM

    Ditto what Dubyam said. I'm developing a strong fondness for the .270 Weatherby. Also, I'm not a fan of the short, fat, magnums outside of the competitive bench shooting arena.

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    Default Re: 270 vs 270 Wby vs 270 WSM

    l have both, the 270 win in a Rem 700BDL and a 270 wby in an Ultralight. The extra power and range is noticeable. And best of all. To me the weatherby rifle recoils less the the 270win. lf shooting in open country l think the Wby would be a better propersition.
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    Default Re: 270 vs 270 Wby vs 270 WSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Bufalo View Post
    270 vs 270 Wby vs 270 WSM

    I'm planning in getting a 270 mostly for whitetails and mule deer, the 270wby its the flattest but the wsm is slightly behind and is easier to find ammo, would like some opinions, shots would be in open country , I'm leaning to the 270WSM , what do you guys think.

    Thx.
    Bernie.
    Bernie,

    I currently do not haver a rifle in .270 caliber. I have owned two .270 WSM rifles (Browning A Bolt and Sako Finnlight). I had feeding problems with the A Bolt and couldn't get the Finnlight to shoot very well. If I was going to hunt out West, I'd go with the .270 Weatherby for longer ranges. If not, I'd go with a .270 Winchester.

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    Hmm... The answer is easy: You got it all in the 270 Weatherby. And, you get no feeding problem and higest velocity with all bullets. Due to the action/case combo you can seat even 150/160grs pills as long as you want. And, I belive the Wby realy shines with 150grs bullets. The lighter ones is for the smaller cartridges. My 270 Wby was a sub-moa with 150grs bullets all the time. I miss my 270, so I'm planning a reunion...

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    Default Re: 270 vs 270 Wby vs 270 WSM

    Own three 270 Wins, and it's my favorite caliber. Load for two other 270 Wins. Own & load for a Wallyworld 270 Wsm. It's a very fine rifle after getting the trigger done & gumby stock floated. Never owned or shot a 270 Wby, but I pine for one...

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    Default Re: 270 vs 270 Wby vs 270 WSM

    All three are winners and will take mule deer and whitetails without issue. The biggest realized difference in the ctgs will be with a printed ballistic chart in your hand, banging your brain with minimal differences in numbers. In the field, I really think it would be hard to prove the difference in true terminal performance between the three choices. The Weatherby comes into its own when looking at bullet trajectories which come at a price of powder, barrel life, recoil, etc. Don't let your decision get caught up in number crunching.

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    Default Re: 270 vs 270 Wby vs 270 WSM

    Well I actually shoot with my 300 Wby Accumark which I like a lot, but here in Mexico they're very few permits for black bears and the rest is basiclly WTD and Mule deer, all exotics from africa and sheeps that you can hunt here can be taken with a 270, I'm still making my desicion in which one to get, a good friend of mine owns like 30 rifles and the one and only he use is the 270 Wby for hunting all around the world, so please give me some more comments, Thanks,.
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    Default Re: 270 vs 270 Wby vs 270 WSM

    I go with a Vanguard in 270 Win, it will do what you are asking. Ammo is definitely "No Problemo" anywhere....Walmart included.

    Certainly the Wby & WSM have advantages...I don't think that ammo availability would be in their plus columns. (sorry for repeating myself)

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