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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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Registered: 09/30/09
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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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Registered: 07/21/05
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Loc: Cuba (near Memphis)

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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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