Although I was raised on a single shot 12 gauge Iver Johnson (older than television), I have become very fond of my 2 year old Savage 111 .270. I bought it in 2007, took it hunting and the man said, "It's ready to hunt right out of the box," HA- HA, although I was pretty inexperienced in the .270 or any other rifle, I had shot a few. So I took the following year, after missing a nice 10-12 pointer, just getting use to the rifle and sighting it in for myself. So I hunted with my Winchester 1300 pump W/double 00 Buck and took to feeling out this, on the most part new, light, and kicked pretty good rifle. Once I sighted it in I realized, (and maybe it's just the way I shoot) it was about 4" low and 3" to the left. I also learned that I am more compatible with shooting the 270, 115 gr. managed recoil corelok by remington, with a synthetic stock. So after a year of practice and adjusting I got me a 7 pointer, doube lung shot at 105 yds. at the close of last season. Great feeling. I could move up to the 130 or even 150 grain corelok, but with a synthetic stock and not shooting more than 183 yards where I am hunting now, I am happy with the 115 grain. Hats off to Remington on their managed recoil corelok ssp. I like the way their bullets are seated uniformly compared to other brands also. And by the way guys and gals, that big buck I missed the next day after I bought the rifle, I knocked a piece of hide off right beneath his chest plate and he didn't bleed but one drop where I grazed him. But he won't be that lucky next year!
And by the way I always heard a bullet comes out bigger than it goes in, not on this 7 pointer. The entrance hole where it hit him in the rib was just as big as where it came out on the other side. About an inch in diameter. Happy hunting to all in the 2009-2010 season.