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Old October 15, 2012, 04:51 PM   #26
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I guess from a logical standpoint the 270 Win makes more sense. But, when were we ever logical. If you like the WSM you can make it work for you just fine. If you plan on shooting enough that finding enough ammo is a big deal you need to be reloading anyway.
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Old October 15, 2012, 06:08 PM   #27
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Compare the .270 Win shooting Hornady Superformance to the .270 WSM. They are so close it's almost a wash.
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Old October 15, 2012, 06:33 PM   #28
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Because in 10 years, .270WSM brass will be made of 100% Unobtainium, same as the .225 WIN is today.

It's already hard to find on a shelf, and spendier than the .270 WIN when you do find it.
In 10-15 years the 270 and 300 WSM will be the top magnum sellers and move the 300 WM and 7mm Rem mag to 2nd place. The trend is already happening. The other WSM's are history.

But in this case I wouldn't suggest either. The truth is that almost any chambering will work just fine. Nothing at all wrong with 260, 7-08, 243, 308, 270, 280, 25-06, 30-06 or any of about a dozen more chamberings. I'd go gun shopping and select the gun that called my name in any of the above.
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Old October 15, 2012, 09:20 PM   #29
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Another vote here for the 25-06. WBY Vanguard series 2 is available in that chambering for about 600 or less. WBY guarentees sub MOA in this series.
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Old October 15, 2012, 09:24 PM   #30
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Old October 16, 2012, 06:00 PM   #31
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I used my .300 Win Mag succesfully for everything for the last 20 years but last summer bought a Remington 700 in .270 Win. Gotta have a little change of pace.
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Old October 16, 2012, 06:52 PM   #32
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Id go with the tried and true 30-30. Low recoil still enough for deer and available ammo all over the place. My other picks would be 30-06 and 308.
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Old October 16, 2012, 09:54 PM   #33
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Thanks for the insight all. I have settled on the caliber and rifle as a matter of fact. The 270 just makes sense for deer and black bear. Nearly as flat shooting as my 300 was and kinder to my shoulder.

Also the rifle of choice kinda took me by surprise. I checked out one of the fn herstal made Winchester model 70 and it just screamed buy me. As for me the fit to me and the finish is superb. It looks great has a good trigger the action is very smooth and just plain feels good to me. Any one know anything about these rifles made by fn with the pre-64 style actions?
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Old October 17, 2012, 02:14 PM   #34
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Great choice on caliber and rifle. The new FN Winchesters are better then the pre-64's IMHO.
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Old October 18, 2012, 08:12 AM   #35
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If you choose a popular cartridge, you'll be happier with ammo pricing.

.308 and 270 are always good for hunting.

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Old October 18, 2012, 05:45 PM   #36
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In 10-15 years the 270 and 300 WSM will be the top magnum sellers and move the 300 WM and 7mm Rem mag to 2nd place. The trend is already happening. The other WSM's are history.
I disagree. The cost of the factory ammo (WSM) is sky high compared to what you can buy the .300 Win Mag and .270 Win ammo for. Unless you handload it's something to think about. I passed on a .270 WSM because of what the factory ammo cost.

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Old October 18, 2012, 05:58 PM   #37
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Sure, the WSM has efficiency, etc. going for it, but is it really worth the cost increase over the .270 Win? If you're buying a new rifle, the lifetime ownership costs will outweigh the rifle price. The .270 brass will be cheaper, with all other components costing the same.
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In 10-15 years the 270 and 300 WSM will be the top magnum sellers and move the 300 WM and 7mm Rem mag to 2nd place. The trend is already happening. The other WSM's are history.
If things continued as they are (unpossible: what can not continue, will most certainly not!) I could see this.... I do not think things will continue as they are, and I think the economic future of the country is very unstable. Tried and true might survive, but oddball stuff is going away, IMHO. Companies that are going to survive are going to cut back severely, and cheaper stuff that works well will stay.
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