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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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