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Offline huntnphool

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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2019, 11:15:08 PM »
.270 and some 150 grain nosler partitions hits pretty hard

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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2019, 11:51:42 PM »
Iíve killed almost everything with my 243.   The 270 will be fine
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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2019, 04:35:17 AM »
Thanks guys! That makes me feel better. I figured itíd be fine for what I wanted to do but thought Iíd ask anyways. Probably gonna pick it up some time around Christmas.

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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2019, 06:20:41 AM »
270 is more than adequate to kill any of the 3 you mentioned at reasonable ranges. Iím guessing you are gonna shoot factory ammo so I think I would choose the 30/06 for the ability to get into the heavier premium  bullets for elk & bears. :twocents: Good choice on the Tikka tho for your first entry into the rifle world. :tup:

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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2019, 07:10:17 AM »
Watched my dad fold a running caribou at 450 yards with his 270. Perfect shot placement from the ole duck hunter. Great cartridge.

Personally I won a 30-06 in a raffle so shoot that (before I was a 30-30 guy). Debated going to a 270 but with a couple dozen animals on the 30-06 I can't hang it up.

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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2019, 07:52:44 AM »
.270 and some 150 grain nosler partitions hits pretty hard

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That's what I use in my Rem 700 Mountain rifle.  With scope, it weighs around 7 pounds.

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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2019, 08:08:31 AM »
The only time i go hunting and i dont have a 270 in my hand is during archery season. Even my dad being a magnum fan used my 270 to kill his last elk.

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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2019, 08:16:41 AM »
winchester model 70 in .270 for me. I have killed lots of deer and an elk with it with zero issues. I shoot 130 grains for deer and 150 for elk.
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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2019, 08:23:40 AM »
My dad gave me a used Rem 700 .270 ADL when I was 13yr old. I have shot deer, elk, bear and caribou and coyotes with that ole rifle for 43 yrs.  I'm giving that one to my youngest and going to buy another for myself, love the .270! :twocents:
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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2019, 08:25:00 AM »
Great rifle for open country where you can see and track wounded game like areas OíConner hunted.  In reprod or heavy timber I would suggest a bit more for elk.   But lotsa buddies use it on elk but always limited range shoulder shots.  It doesnt damage meat like a magnum. 

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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2019, 08:39:28 AM »
2 of the biggest bucks I've seen taken been has been with my old 270 that I bought when I was 11yrs old.  The buck in my avatar was taken with that rifle with 130gr Nosler

Great all around gun 

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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2019, 11:36:21 AM »
I'll be the contrarian.

I'd go 7-08 or 6.5 for the short action.

I would look at the Mossberg Patriot. I prefer the action in it over the Tikka.

I'd look at the Patriot or American and put more money into the scope.

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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2019, 11:52:44 AM »
Excellent choice!
Years ago I wanted to switch from the expensive ultra mags and settled on the .270 Tikka Superlite.
I shoot factory Barnes 130grn TSX and have killed moose, bear, elk, deer, caribou, coyotes and pigs with it.
I am happy I changed over and just make sure on the bigger animals the shot angle is right.
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Re: 270 for all round gun?
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2019, 12:04:39 PM »
A 270 is plenty.

 


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