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Old 06-06-2013, 01:54 AM   #21
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I put together a Winchester 670 in 243 for my wife. It had a 19" barrel with a heavy taper and the stock was shortened for her. Shortened at both ends. It would put 5 rounds through the same hole at 100 yards with hand loads. You can compensate some for the short barrel with slightly faster burning powder. I would choose a shorter heavy barrel over a longer light barrel if I needed the extra margin of accuracy. I had some more expensive guns that were very accurate but none was as good as that inexpensive 670.
Another rifle you might consider is a CZ. That set trigger nice once you learn to keep you finger off of it until you are ready to shoot.


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Old 06-06-2013, 01:04 PM   #22
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I own a Savage 270 WSM and really like it. That said the Tikka 270 WSM is the one to beat, they easly have the strongest reputation and had I not found that Savage for sale stupid cheap I would own yet another Tikka.
Tikka has the smoothest action in the industry and IMHO one of the best triggers, combined with Sako barrels they are a cut above the Browning and Vanguard S2


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Ok thanks for the info. Another question I have is what rate of twist would preform the best for the 270 WSM?
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #24
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1:10 all mainstream 270 bullets are designed to work with a 1:10 twist yeah there is some oddball 180gr VLD style bullet but there is no need for such a thing in 270 cal, if you want a .700 BC get a 338 Lapua.
There is a 150gr Accubond LR coming out with a .625BC I cannot wait to try those in my WSM that would be a 500 yard death ray at 3150fps!
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so you "think" you only lose 75 fps, in SIX inches of rifle barrel, eh? :-) Be a lot closer to 300 fps, pard. Lots of other things effect long range hittig, besides just velocity. there's heat mirage, target movement, inability to use prone, because of angles, vegetation, etc.
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Wow .625 BC is great for a .270! Are those factory loads?
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I doubt the 150gr Accubond LR will make it to factory form, specialized long ranged hunting bullets are normally reserved for handloaders. I cannot wait until they hit the shelf.
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Barrel length does matter. No point in arguing this issue, you either understand ballistics or? How many short barreled proponents would choose a 2.5" .44 Mag. to carry in bear country? How many would prefer a .44 Mag. with 6" barrel??
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Barrel length does matter. No point in arguing this issue, you either understand ballistics or? How many short barreled proponents would choose a 2.5" .44 Mag. to carry in bear country? How many would prefer a .44 Mag. with 6" barrel??
It does matter. Not for mechanical accuracy. It does matter for velocity. It does matter for sight radius to aid in precise aiming with iron sights.

I too would opt for a long barrel in a magnum caliber to ensure enough length to burn more powder and accelerate the bullet faster. In a rifle I would opt for a long barrel for the sand reasons, if I wanted more velocity. With optics and small powder capacity cartridges I would go with a short barrel.


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