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Old 12-15-2007, 06:46 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mhandley View Post
Thanks gents.

Your advice is well taken, pretty much what I expected.

I'll count on gettin me a new scope, Leupold probably.

I like the rifle, I think the .270 is enough fire power to ruin the day for any deer or antelope, most elk probably, too.

BTW a buddy of mine I was hunting with last month took a doe with a 7mm weatherby. Now that's a CANNON! Nice piece of hardware, but more like artillery than a rifle, maybe a bit over the top for deer and antelope.
My dad hunted everything with his .270. He took 900 pound bull elk with it and absolutely hated scopes. I've never seen him take a shot longer than 50 yards and 90% of his shots where thoracic shots. He felt that anything over that was a desperation shot. A lot of using a .270 on big animals comes down to technique.
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:06 AM   #12
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And bullet construction. I wouldt hesitate to use my 270 on any 4 legged critter in N.A.( except BIG bears) with the right bullet.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:16 PM   #13
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Being a former Leupold employee, I always recommend them. There are many size, power and reticle combinations. Their VX1 and Rifleman scopes can be had fairly cheaply, and they are covered by the same lifetime warranty as all of their other products. Contrary to industry rumors, they are all made in the USA.

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Old 12-24-2007, 10:04 PM   #14
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I've been shooting a .270 for almost 40 years now, I own other rifles, but I always come back to my Ruger .270. I'm setting up another one now. Try They have good prices and an excellent selection.
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:49 PM   #15
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To add to the comments above, if money is an issue and it usually is, look at the Mueller line of red dot scopes (e. Arthur Brown & Co.) which can be had for under $200 and are a big improvment over the Bushnell Banner series. Also consider the Bushnell 3200 elite series scopes. One can pick up a 3X9X40 with rain guard and firefly reticle for around $225 or LESS. They are a great scope for the money. Check out the full line of several manufacturers at a GREAT price at

I have found their prices beat SWFA, Optics planet and several other places such as Cabelas, Basspro etc. Their selection is second to none.

You will be happy with the .270 Win. It shoots flat and hits hard, and will bring home the venison near and far. I have an older Ruger mdl 77 MKII that shoots the 130 grainers and the 150's very well, but doesn't like the 140 grain loads much. Dan is offline  
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:12 PM   #16
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Hell, I live in Wyoming;have shot everything here, except Moose(used a .300, with a .243 which is a fine deer/antelope cartridge. Have also shot everything with a .270, own three; it will certainly do the job if you do yours. What the Hell is this 600 yard shooting? Have also shot deer/elk with .308 and 3006 and years ago an old thutty thutty. Bring the .270!
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:14 AM   #17
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Default some a simmons aetic,the new ones are superb quality
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:24 AM   #18
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I live in the good old state of Wyoming that you are referring to. A .270 is all that I hunted with since I was 14 up to a few years back. My dad always handloaded 130 spitzer boat tails at around 3400 feet per second. We would sight our guns in 2 inches high at a hundred. At this we were 5 inches high at 200, dead on at three and about 18 inches low at 400. This took more deer, elk and antelope than you can count on all your fingers and toes. Good optics are a must. Go down to your sporting goods store, fork out 150 buck and buy a 4-12x44 or equivalent Millett scope and your ready to go. The warranty on this scope is one of the best and the optical clarity for the money is superb. Plus you get a cross-hairrr instead of a two toothpicks inside the scope for crosshairs. If you get a license around the Big Horn Basin area give me a post.
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:20 PM   #19
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For the money, the Bushnell 3X9X40 Elite 3200 with rainguard is a great buy. It is NOT fully multi-coated like its big brother the 4200, but can be had for under $200 in several outlets. Right now one can purchase the 3X9X40 Elite 4200 which does have fully multi coated lenses and rainguard for around $250.00.

Other great scopes for less money would be the Mueller red dot 3X9X40 with 1/8 min clicks. They do NOT advertise but you can find these scopes for around $150.00 and the optics are very good. I have two of these. One on a 30-06 Savage bolt gun and a 2X7X32 (1/4 min clicks on a Rem mdl 7400 30-06).

The Burris fullfield II is another sleeper scope with darn nice optics for $200 or less.

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