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#540211 - 12/25/07 02:01 PM 270 or 300 Win Mag?
Browning Slayer
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Here is my delima. I already have a nice Browning A-bolt .270 sittin under a leopold. I now got a new TC Pro Hunter Muzzleloader for Christmas. I am about to buy an additional barrel for it. Do i buy the new 300 Win Mag? Is there that much of a difference between the 300 mag and the .270? I will only be hunting in Tennessee. Fields and woods. What do you guys think? I also want to buy a .223 for coyotes. So do i keep the .270 or upgrade to the 300?
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#540214 - 12/25/07 02:03 PM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: Browning Slayer]
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Keep the .270 and buy a 204 Ruger barrel if you can...
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#540223 - 12/25/07 02:11 PM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: CBU93]
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I could probably do that. Im really thinking of keeping the .270 anyways. Theres not that much of a difference in it and the 300 anyways according to ballistics
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#540259 - 12/25/07 03:11 PM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: Browning Slayer]
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Keep it. Get you a 300 and a 223 barrel for the encore. wooohoo.
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#540365 - 12/25/07 06:47 PM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: N2deer]
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If it were me I'd go with the .300wsm then a .223 barrel for the yotes
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#540450 - 12/25/07 08:18 PM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: Rackseeker]
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Definetly keep the .270 Abolt and go with something out of the ordinary in the encore. A bolt gun with 3 or 4 down the mag is much more versatile than the single shot. I might just be tempted to opt for a single shot pistol barrel, though. That's a ton of fun! (Note- you can't legally put a pistol barrel on the ML encore frame if the ATF checks you, though)
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#540524 - 12/25/07 09:34 PM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: Browning Slayer]
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 Originally Posted By: Browning Slayer
I could probably do that. Im really thinking of keeping the .270 anyways. Theres not that much of a difference in it and the 300 anyways according to ballistics


Lots of difference in ballistics and shouldering one.
I would highly recommend the .300
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#540607 - 12/25/07 11:39 PM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: RUGER]
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Why not just get a 25-06 for your TC and use it for both long range shots on deer and yotes?
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#540650 - 12/26/07 06:53 AM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: AM84]
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i don't understand the need for a magnum rifle in tennessee.
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#540693 - 12/26/07 08:04 AM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: stik]
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a 270 with a 110 V-Max or a 130 anything will cover Tn nice,,unless you live west tof the river where you can see for 2 miles then a 300 loaded right has an advantage,,not on game performance,but shot placement is easier past 400 or soo.
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#540893 - 12/26/07 12:15 PM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: mr.big]
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I'm with Ruger - get the .300 barrel. Many more bullet weight choices available.
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#542960 - 12/28/07 11:26 AM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: ]
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.300 WSM????????

Edited by .300 WSM (12/28/07 11:27 AM)
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#543233 - 12/28/07 05:20 PM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
i don't understand the need for a magnum rifle in tennessee.


I've never understood that either, but since I don't buy anybody's rifle on here, to each his own. I don't need a 45/70 to kill a deer either but I use it anyway.
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#543462 - 12/28/07 09:58 PM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
i don't understand the need for a magnum rifle in tennessee.
You can't kill something too dead...........
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#546489 - 01/01/08 07:22 PM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: bonekelektr]
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I usually take my Ar-15 and Rem 700 in 300wsm when I go on deer hunting trips, why you might ask. The AR is very accurate which is good, but does not leave a good blood trail when making behind the shoulder shots, I prefer neck shots when possible. The 300wsm is a Tank and destroys everything in its path, not much tracking, if any. The AR is my open area gun and the 300wsm is for thick woods hunting.

Edited by Cull Buck Hunter (01/01/08 07:23 PM)
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#546905 - 01/02/08 08:01 AM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: mr.big]
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I've had a couple of .300's W.M and WSM's,they are great for going out west but if your gonna do most of your hunting here they are overkill. When I hunt the long stuff here I use my 270WSM or the 25-06. NOw if we evr get an Elk season here(which I can't see happening in my lifetime) yep the 300 will be out of the safe again.
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#546944 - 01/02/08 08:42 AM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: Tikkabuck]
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I've never had to follow a blood trail when I've shot a deer with my 300 win mag. All of them have dropped in there tracks. Most of them were hit right behind the shoulder. Now with the 270 I had I had to follow a few blood trails.
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#547678 - 01/02/08 07:25 PM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: RUGER77MAN]
jakeway
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Personally, I love my .270 A-Bolt and feel no need for anything larger. I've been dreaming of a light-weight Encore in something like a .260 or 25-06 for a light kicking deer/yote rifle.

Also the single shot negates many of the advantages of the short magnums, since there's no "action" in the single shot.
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#547902 - 01/02/08 09:26 PM Re: 270 or 300 Win Mag? [Re: AM84]
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 Originally Posted By: AM84
Why not just get a 25-06 for your TC and use it for both long range shots on deer and yotes?
No, not a good idea...Not enuff for deer and too much for yotes........
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