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Old February 21, 2007, 10:32 PM   #1
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Best .270

What is the best .270 on the market? I personally like Remingtons but am open to suggestions.
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Old February 21, 2007, 10:54 PM   #2
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Bad idea

******* contest will ensue. Not a good idea.

You left out price among other limitations. Custom guns included? Current manufacture?

Remington is decent but most certainly not the best when not considering value. There are other guns out there that blow the 700 out of the water ($$$ though).

I'll nominate Steyr, Sako, and Tikka (keeping it in the realm of non customs).
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Old February 21, 2007, 11:00 PM   #3
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I dont want to spend more than $1000 bucks. Any other factors i dont care about.
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Old February 21, 2007, 11:07 PM   #4
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I like Remington real well but I betcha nearly if not all gun makers on the market's 270's will shoot good enough for deer hunting.
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Old February 21, 2007, 11:14 PM   #5
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When I think of the best .270 out there only one comes to mind and that is the .270 Winchester Cartridge. I really don't care what rifle I shoot as long as it is accurate. I sold my Remington .270 and kept my Parker Hale, I'm not saying that my Remington wasn't accurate it was just a little more picky on ammo than my Parker. I like the features on rifles like three position and tang safeties, controlled feed and push feed, and adjustable triggers it all just depends on what I'm using the rifle for.

I'm sure that you can find plenty of .270's for less than $1000 and come away with a great rifle. Just find the one with the most features you like and fits you the best. Remington, Howa, Weatherby Vanguard, Savage, Ruger, Tikka and many others will have good rifles in your price range. What will you be using the rifle for?
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Old February 21, 2007, 11:31 PM   #6
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What is the best .270 on the market? I personally like Remingtons but am open to suggestions.
I LOVE my Tikka...

I also have a Rem 7400 that is excellent in .270win...

I haven't encountered a rifle thats more fun to shoot than the Rem 7400 (semi-auto), but IMHO the Tikka has no rival for over the counter accuracy...(maybe Sako, but thats $1500.00 for a Tikka with a slightly nicer stock)

Will I buy another .270? Probably not, I like mine and I don't need another until mine breaks (if ever), Will I buy another Tikka, HELL YEAH, in fact, I have a .223 T3 Super Varmint on order...
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Old February 22, 2007, 12:18 AM   #7
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Ruger M77MkII

Far and away the best rifle under a thousand bucks is the Ruger model 77 mark two. Controlled round feed means this gun is the ultimate in reliability. People will tell you that accuracy is a concern but mine has been used at 300 and 400 yards with first shot kills.

I have one that is also in .270 with a Bushnell elite 3200 on it. I took a deer with one shot at 300 yards this fall because I couldnt get closer so I touched off a round and the deer went ten yards and did a face plant.

I am not a fan of the trigger on the Ruger guns but that is a quick and easy fix should you feel the need to do it.
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Old February 22, 2007, 03:50 AM   #8
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Just to reply to the original post in this thread..... if money were no object....



http://www.hollandandholland.com/~ne...zine_rifle.htm


Now if you just want a well built .270 bolt action rifle for a price us mere mortals can afford ($1k budget), I'd suggest the rifle I own. A Winchester Model 70 .270. Mine is the featherweight variant. I'm not sure how the new ones compare to mine which is about 30 years old..... but I make some pretty tight groups at 200 yards even with my crappy scope. Time to upgrade to a Leupold VX II when i get some cash. They've got amazing optics and are built tough. The one i'm looking at runs around $430.


A word of advice..... buying a cheap scope was the worst decision i made when i got my .270. I'll use iron sights well before using crappy optics.
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Old February 22, 2007, 08:35 AM   #9
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Yup, a nice pre 64 Winchester 70 in 270 Win is about the most classic and nicest 270 of them all. If I can bring back time I'd get one in 270 and another in 458 Win and another in 300 Win Mag and another in 338 Win mag. I'd get all the Win loading. josh
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Old February 22, 2007, 02:50 PM   #10
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Far and away the best rifle under a thousand bucks is the Ruger model 77 mark two.
I disagree, I have a .308Win chambered Ruger 77 Mk II and its accuracy is lacking, with some loads its reasonable, with most, its just plain awful...I don't care for its quality at all...

I have seen some that would hit great, and some like mine that are so-so...with Ruger, it seems that you get less than what you pay for, since Rem 700's are in the same price-ballpark...and are MUCH better rifles...
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Old February 22, 2007, 03:06 PM   #11
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I say get a Savage with the Accutrigger and put a good 400 dollar piece of glass on it. Take the 200 you have left over and buy 6 or 7 boxes of Federal, Nosler Auccubond .270 ammo.
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Old February 22, 2007, 03:07 PM   #12
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Opinions are like.........well, you know the rest.

I currently have three .270s. Unlike some here, I am not a Remington 700 fan.

My three are:
-- Winchester Mod. 70 XTR Featherweight, Leupold 3x9
-- Ruger 77RL Ultralight (about 6 3/4lbs., with scope), Leupold 2.5x8
-- Browning A-Bolt, Leupold 3x9

All three of them shoot incredible groups with handloads, but my vote goes to either the Winchester or the Ruger.

The Ultralight is by far the easiest to carry on a long, hard day of hiking.

And the advice to put a "good scope" on it is right on the money!!
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Old February 22, 2007, 04:10 PM   #13
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I say get a Savage with the Accutrigger and put a good 400 dollar piece of glass on it. Take the 200 you have left over and buy 6 or 7 boxes of Federal, Nosler Auccubond .270 ammo.
I LOVE Accutrigger!
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Old February 22, 2007, 06:45 PM   #14
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Winchester model 70 Featherweight.
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Old February 22, 2007, 06:51 PM   #15
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I have never seen a Ruger of any kind that was best,they make a decent rifle for the money but far from the best. IMHO Weatherby,Sako,Tikka,Remington,CZ,Browning,Howa,all make a better rifle .
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Old February 22, 2007, 07:06 PM   #16
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When choosing a rifle for hunting, weight is a major consideration. Of those rifles you listed, is there one that weighs around 6 3/4 lbs., with scope, like my Ruger Ultralight?

By the way, 1" - 1 1/4" 3-shot groups are the norm with this rifle.

To each his own...............
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Old February 22, 2007, 08:59 PM   #17
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Sako 75
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Old February 22, 2007, 10:07 PM   #18
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When choosing a rifle for hunting, weight is a major consideration. Of those rifles you listed, is there one that weighs around 6 3/4 lbs., with scope, like my Ruger Ultralight?
The Ultralight .270Win weighs 6.5lbs before scope...The T3 Lite .270Win weighs 6.1875lbs If my conversion is right... 6 3/16lbs; a T3 magnum weighs slightly more, but still less than 6.5lbs

Both figures were taken from the respective Brands website, what scope are you using that weighs .25lbs?

The Tikka T3 Lite is one of the lightest rifles I've found without customizations, and with a quality scope, is going to come closer to 6.75lbs than the Ruger Ultralight...


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Thats more than the alloted budget, plus its just an overpriced Tikka...
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Old February 22, 2007, 10:37 PM   #19
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I weighed the entire rig..........6 lbs. 14 oz. on the nose. 6 3/4 pounds ???? Stupid me !!!!!! It's really 6 7/8.

And I agree that Tikka is a fine rifle.
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Old February 22, 2007, 11:43 PM   #20
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What does the butt stock look like? Is it dished out, or is it a full type butt stock? One of the many Rugers around here has a dished out butt stock that says RUGER inside the dish (with the Ruger bird symbol), it is considerably lighter than my personal "Ultralight .308"...but its a few years older as well...

I assume its an older version of the Ultralight, or that its a special order stock...
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Old February 22, 2007, 11:56 PM   #21
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Not "dished out". Those aren't 77RL models.

Bought it new, about 15 years ago. Wood stock, 20" barrel, I think. Just like it came from the factory.

It's lighter than my Model 70 Featherweight.
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Old February 23, 2007, 09:45 AM   #22
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Define "best"

Most people would agree that a one-hole rifle that is beautiful, indestructible, weighs 5lbs and doesn't kick would be ideal. Unfortunately, I don't know of one that fits that bill.

Any rifle is going to be a series of compromises. The bigger the bank account, the fewer compromises you'll have to make but there will always be some.

One of the most accurate rifles I have ever owned was a Rem. 700 Sendero in .270 win. I mounted a Nikon Monarch 4.5-14 AO scope on it with Leupold scope bases and rings. It would drive tacks at 200yds all day long with handloads.

With sling and bi-pod, I had about $900 in the combo. It was not light or beautiful by most standards but it was accurate, reliable and didn't kick. 3/5 ain't bad.
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