Whats the max range on a 270

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by ANAKINANAYA, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. ANAKINANAYA

    ANAKINANAYA New Member

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    I wanna know what the max effective range for a win 270 cal rifle
     

  2. theicemanmpls

    theicemanmpls New Member

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    1097 meters.

    What you shootin at such a range?
     
  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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  4. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

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    How fast can you run?

    Seriously though, the rem .270 makes for an exellent long shot deer rifle that
    will easily get the job done a "click away" or better! (It just hurts like heck to
    use one) & I'd rather sneak up a little closer to use my win .308! Kind of like
    using a .44 rem mag that "lifts me off the ground" when I fire one! I will stick
    with a .45 lc as my choice for a large caliber handgun!:)
     
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  5. ANAKINANAYA

    ANAKINANAYA New Member

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    Are you serious 1097 meters sounds a little to far but i might be wrong thats why im asking the question
     
  6. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    The maximum effective range is how far YOU can shoot it accurately under actual field conditions. That's usually a lot less range than most people think it is. If you can't hit it reliably you're beyond your effective range. In terms of it still having enough energy to cleanly harvest game I'd say around 500-550 yards.
     
  7. nwrednk

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    "Your milage may vary"!

    SB does state a good point about "in field use"! Shooting paper targets are
    most commonly done on a bench or even off the hood of a p/up truck with
    a pillow or blanket as a rest. My (actual longest in field shot) was in 1995
    with open sights on my Win mdl 70 in .308win @ about 440 yards. Next year,
    I mounted a 3x9x44mil Simmons scope to the gun with "see-thru" scope
    mounts... but as "fate would have it", (or Im getting even better @ sneaking-
    up on them). I have not had the chance to use the scope for a kill! The last
    buck I harvested was only about 50 feet away & the last elk I killed was
    about 100 yards away! Back then, I wanted a laser rangefinder real bad... but
    now I have no need for one since most of my kills have been at close range!:)
     
  8. tuckinauster

    tuckinauster New Member

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    Depending on your particular load the bullet should stay super sonic, and thus stable, out around 1200yds with enough energy to ruin your day.

    Heres a look at what I'm shooting for when I start loading for my .270:

    http://www.jbmballistics.com/cgi-bin/jbmtraj-5.1.cgi
     
  9. stalkingbear

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    Are you talking about tactical or for hunting? It takes a hellova shot to make a 1,200 yard shot. Not many are that good. Also a .270 don't make for a good tactical round due to lack of good bullet selection for that purpose.