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#3049593 - 11/26/12 12:07 PM 270 WSM
BirdDog123
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Hey guys,

So I am looking at buying a browning a-bolt 270WSM and was wondering if anyone has had experience with this round. Does it group well? Do you guys think the WSM series is a fad is here to stay?

I am looking at this gun mainly to take deer and perhaps an elk one day. However, the elk thing won't be happening anytime soon. For deer, I want this rifle to stretch out to 400-600 yards.

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#3049627 - 11/26/12 12:24 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: BirdDog123]
BigD_625
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Ammo can be tough to find. It's a nice round if you reload.
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#3049824 - 11/26/12 02:11 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: BigD_625]
Andy S.
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I have been deer hunting with a Browning A-bolt Composite Stalker w/BOSS in .270 WSM for the last 9 years or so. It is a dream to shoot and hunt with. It is fairly short, lightweight, very easy to maneuver and downright deadly accurate. It is the most accurate rifle out of the box I have ever purchased, and it does not matter which ammo you feed it, it shoots it all well (same hole at 100 yards is not uncommon with most ammo from a bench). I mail order my ammo from Midway and Georgia Arms and have always been thoroughly impressed with the gun's repeated accuracy. Put it this way, it would take A LOT of money for me to depart with it, like stupid money. That is how much I like it and how much confidence I have in it. The one thing I have not done with it is stretch it out to the 400-600 yards you mentioned. All in all, it is a great gun and a great caliber in my opinion. Hope this helps.
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#3049831 - 11/26/12 02:19 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: Andy S.]
BirdDog123
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awesome yeah that does help a lot. My cousin is a sniper snob and was saying the casing would lock up in the chamber after the shot because of its stubby nature. Glad to hear it won't, I haven't heard anything negative about it yet other than the cost of ammunition. I am looking forward to having a good all around rifle!
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#3050310 - 11/26/12 06:39 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: BirdDog123]
Kimberman
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I love mine. Kills stuff where it stands, shoots very flat, and is a dream to carry all day. Mine is a Kimber 8400 Classic. The only down side is the cost of ammo, but since I handload, that's a non factor. I would feel comfortable with anything in the lower 48 with that rifle, and of all the rifles I have, it would be the first one I would reach for if I ever get the chance to go elk hunting.
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#3050712 - 11/26/12 09:30 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: Kimberman]
WGK
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I have a browning abolt composite ss 270wsm. It is great gun, buy one you won't be sorry.
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#3050923 - 11/27/12 05:34 AM Re: 270 WSM [Re: WGK]
leader
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3 guys in my deer camp hunt that round and love it, they have the Savage
(weather warrior) I believe?
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#3051099 - 11/27/12 08:11 AM Re: 270 WSM [Re: leader]
BirdDog123
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awesome, I think I will pick it up today!
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#3051139 - 11/27/12 08:43 AM Re: 270 WSM [Re: BirdDog123]
Hogbear
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Great rifle/caliber combo. Light to carry around, kicks a little less than a .30-06, and will reach out there and knock 'em down.
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#3051386 - 11/27/12 11:12 AM Re: 270 WSM [Re: Hogbear]
Rubberduck270
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I've got a Browning A-Bolt in 270 WSM. Picked it up cheap otherwise I wouldn't have bought it. Only advantage it has over my 270 Win is it will sling a 150 gr. bullet the same speed as the 270 Win with a 130 gr. bullet but at twice the cost per round. Good handling rifle though.
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#3053681 - 11/28/12 04:47 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: Rubberduck270]
skynimrod
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BirdDog; I have a Browning A-bolt Com Stalker 270 wsm & I can tell you also it is an accurate killing machine for sure. Plus a joy to shoot with that much horse power. I like the 130 gr pills best for it on deer. Dirt Rolls... IMO the (all around) best of the WSM'S. bang 4 your Buck.
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#3055906 - 11/29/12 08:50 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: BirdDog123]
David
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I have an abolt 270wsm. I haven't used anything but since I got it. Favorite gun I have ever had for deer hunting. No problems ever.
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#3056055 - 11/29/12 10:09 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: David]
TNTomtaker01
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I've had mine for 5 years and agree with all the above. Furthest I got to stretch its legs was lasered 373 deer was DRT.
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#3056901 - 11/30/12 01:11 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: TNTomtaker01]
BirdDog123
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Good feedback guys I appreciate it! I bought mine the other day got the a-bolt 270wsm plus a leupold scope for 600! can't wait to try it out
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#3056912 - 11/30/12 01:17 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: BirdDog123]
Rubberduck270
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Let us know how she shoots. Post some pics of the jewel too \:\)
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#3058467 - 12/01/12 04:29 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: Kimberman]
Happy Birthday DaveB
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For those of you shooting this caliber, BrassmanBrass.com has some once-fired stuff on sale. I've done business with them for quite awhile, good folks. Seems like a lot of 270 also.
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#3060569 - 12/02/12 11:43 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: Rubberduck270]
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i traded for a browning a bolt stainless hunter this year in 300wsm while looking for a 270wsm and i was a bit worried about the recoil, but having shot a 300win mag before i was shocked how light this a bolt kicks, i love mine so far and im sure the 270wsm would be awesome as well! i ended up with enough shells in the trade to last me a few seaseons but i tend to not shoot my deer rifles enough to really worry about ammo cost on them. so i tend to gravitate toward what i like vs the most econimical for deer guns as they probaly wont see 100 rnds a year and i dont hadload as of yet
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#3179887 - 03/01/13 12:14 AM Re: 270 WSM [Re: r1100s]
skynimrod
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With this ammo shortage I'm glade I'm pretty fit for components. Last year I bought quite a few of the 130gr discontiuned Speer Hot Cores for sheiets and grins shooting. I may have to do some phone book bullet tests with those for hunting backups?
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#3179968 - 03/01/13 06:51 AM Re: 270 WSM [Re: skynimrod]
Frank G
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BirdDog,
The only concern with the 270 I would have would be the range 400>600 overall though a good choice (more to do with optics then caliber). I set up a Weatherby 300 WSM w Leupold 4.5-14x50 side focus and CDS for the same range. Not sure which scope you have but most can have the CDS add at the factory (under $100.00) It is WELL worth adding for the ranges your after. 0 it at 200 yards and just turn the dial to your game range. AND practice, practice, practice. Good luck!
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#3182114 - 03/03/13 12:32 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: Frank G]
backstraps
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I love the 270 wsm. I have an beat up Model 70 with crap glass and factory trigger. It has killed everything I have rounded into. Never had an animal take another step after the shot. Only killed deer, yotes, whistle pigs with it though.

Watched my daughter 5 years ago lay prone, and drop a deer at 336 yards with it. Not bad for an 11 year old \:\)

Love that round.
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#3183448 - 03/04/13 07:18 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: backstraps]
WGK
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I have browning A bolt stainless stalker. I shoot a 110 barnes ttsx it is a killing machine.
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#3183610 - 03/04/13 09:39 PM Re: 270 WSM [Re: WGK]
1 good shot
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i think it will be around for a while
one of my favorite rounds
i once split a skunk from stem to stern at 398 yards with mine
(only way to kill a skunk- at long range)

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