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Old 07-23-2008, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default 270 wsm. or 300wsm.

i can't decide which riffle cal. i want. i had a 270. but which one is more practicle especially for deer hunting and light target shooting.

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Old 07-23-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
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I would go with the 270wsm just so you don't hae teh extra recoil of the 300. But that is jsut me.

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i can't decide which riffle cal. i want. i had a 270. but which one is more practicle especially for deer hunting and light target shooting.
Why did you get rid of the .270?

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how much extra recoil is there. because i can get a browning a-bolt 300wsm for 550. and the 270wsm will be about the same price but it will be a remington 700 spl. i think

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Why did you get rid of the .270?

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my brother wanted it because we got rid of his .243
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The cpt has probably got you covered, but just in case, how about some information for the rest of the forum.

Where do you hunt?

What is the terrain like?

What is your skill level with a rifle in the field?

What size deer are we talking about here?

If you only get 60 yard to 80 yard brush shots on smaller sized deer, no sense fielding a howitzer.

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i hunt in alabama but we have alot of cutover . i shoot pretty decent sized game from 150 to 250 lbs. i can shoot decent but need alittle more practice.

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IF your main reason for buying the rifle is to hunt whitetails, the .270 WSM is a superb long range whitetail rig. For that matter, so is the .270 Winchester as made famous by Jack O'Conner years ago. I own the .270 Win and am very happy with it. Mine is in Ruger Mdl 77 (synthetic/stainless version) and shoots both 150 grain and 130 grain slugs very well. It does NOT like 140 grain anything, however the 130 and 150 slugs fill the bill.

Were I looking for a rifle specifically for whitetails, east, west, north or south, I would choose the .270 WSM. If I planned a trip to the Canadian provinces every year, I would probably lean toward the .300 WSM. The whitetails up there are not the same whitetails found in the lower 48 for the most part. They are bigger animals and on the praries of Canadian provinces, you have the possibility for some very long shots and the 180 grain bullets give you an edge. I am not particularly recoil shy anyway, and owned a .300 Win Mag previously. Factory loads for either will be a tad expensive, but both rifles will do the job. You could use the .300 WSM on whitetails and other larger game also. It basicially buplicates the older .300 Win Mag ballistics in a shorter, fatter case.

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What kind of range are we looking at?

If it is a short range shooting and hunting <300 Yards then you might not even need them fancy short mags. a 25-06 or 7mm08 would do it real good and be even lighter in recoil. Shoot a 243 might even go it for you that would e the least ammount of recoil out there. One people often forget is the 257roberts a very very good deer cartridge.

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Dont' forget the price of ammo!!! WSM ammo is PRICEY!!!! Why not get a 270 Win.,30/06,308Win, and with the cost savings,you can afford to shoot more. The last few boxes of 270 ammo I bought at Cabelas on sale were 12.99 each. Try getting WSM ammo for even double that! Just my 2 cents. By the way, I think the WSm's look really great on paper.

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