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Old 04-10-2012, 05:46 PM
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Default 270 wsm

Wanted to get forum's thoughts on the 270 WSM/whitetail deer.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:21 PM
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Default I only know what I read in a magazine on the 270WSM

Guns and Ammo's Craig Bodington one of their senior writers/editors really likes it, and said that out of the short mags it made the most sense. I haven't priced the factory ammo but I bet it isn't inexpensive.

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Old 04-10-2012, 07:58 PM
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Thanks. Its certainly plenty powerful. Very flat shooting. My concern is the cost of the ammo and the performance vs the standard 270 - especially for whitetails. I see very little posted or written about it. As a result, will it sort of fade away or is it here to stay?
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:25 PM
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It'll probably fade away eventually. If you reload you'll have nothing to worry about, and you'll be able to load it for probably $10-$12 a box.

I've got a cousin that has a 270wsm, can't say I've ever heard him complain about it.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:10 PM
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Still cant justify the short mag craze and i own a 300wsm.You get the cartridge in a short action but ammo cost and benfits are debateable.Take my 300wsm more power than an 06/but not as powerful as 300win mag.For the cost of ammo id buy the 270 or 06.If u need more than go 300 win mag.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:30 PM
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Not something that makes me want to get one. The short mags may never get the results they thought when marketed. Hard to replace the stand=by classics when they still do exactly what they were susposed to do kill cleanly.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:49 PM
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Default One note on the fat short mags

I have read several write-ups where the reviewer goes into detail all the work required by engineers to feed those fat cartridges cleanly. The standard 270Win, 280Rem, 308Win, and 30-06 all are much easier to work with. Also as Hunting Man pointed out there isn't much that a 270WSM can do that one of these listed won't. I personally think short mags are a solution for a non existant problem. Even though technically they are more efficent than the old standbys.

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Old 04-14-2012, 06:52 PM
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I own several short mags and handload all of them as well as my other calibers. The short mag factory ammo is terribly expense, and I wouldn't own one if I didn't handload. It seems that the larger caliber short mags are more efficient than the smaller ones. If you check the handloading books, you will find that the 270WSM, for all it's great reputation, is not one of the more efficient shorties. In fact, for the ten grains of powder more that it takes to load the 270 WSM, the return in gained velocity over the standard, good old 270 Win is very minimal. If you like the .277 class bullets, buy a 270Win. - it does evertything that the 270WSM mag does, but a whole lot cheaper and with less recoil.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:44 PM
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Very much appreciate everyone's comments and recommendations.
I always wanted a 270 and when I got the chance to buy one I got the short mag... Mistake for all the reasons listed in the posts above. Hunting here in SC there is really no yield on the few extra FPS and its doubtful that I have the shooting skill to capitalize on them anyway. She's still in great condition - maybe I can trade on a "regular" 270.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:00 PM
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The ammos really expensive. Heard its like 40 a box :$
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