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During those ignorant years I couldn’t be bothered by non magnums. Lol.


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Haha truth.

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What about the 27 western? Always seeing ammo on shelves and it’s Twisted for the heavier pills.
I don’t know what twist the wby. Have. But I if was burning that much powder, I’d want to shoot the heavier pills. This goes for all Magnums for me. 140 out of 7mm rem is not that much better than 140 out of 270 win. But cost twice as much to shoot. What’s the point? Unless you’re a size queen

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I started working on a 130 gr load for my Mk V 270 .120 rounds later I was ready to concede it did not like 130 gr bullets. I loaded a few rounds of 150 gr Hornady spire points with a max dose of 7828. That load gave me a 3 shot nickel sized group repeatedly at 100 yards. I haven't shot another load thru it since. 24" barrel and my chronograph said an avg of 3153 fps. That load kills deer and antelope rfn. Can't even imagine going thru 6 different boxes of 60 -100 dollar ammo to figure out what it likes to shoot. Mb


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Originally Posted by SKane
Originally Posted by PintsofCraft
During those ignorant years I couldn’t be bothered by non magnums. Lol.


laugh laugh

I've got the t-shirts too.


I’m a member of that club as well. Always thought of the 300 Weatherby as the holy grail of all around cartridges. Now my 7mm08 is probably my favorite rifle.

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Originally Posted by Alex38
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During those ignorant years I couldn’t be bothered by non magnums. Lol.


laugh laugh

I've got the t-shirts too.


I’m a member of that club as well. Always thought of the 300 Weatherby as the holy grail of all around cartridges. Now my 7mm08 is probably my favorite rifle.


Loved my 30-06 BAR and double loved my .270 Weatherby. But I started noticing wife’s 7-08 and son’s .260 killed just as quick and just as dead. Now a stainless Model 7 stainless 7-08 with 120 TSX gets carried the most. Sometimes a .270 Win for variety.


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Originally Posted by PintsofCraft
The real world differences once seen in a 3-400fps advantage have largely evaporated due to range finders, dial or BDC style optics. Heck with the right scope & dope anyone can rig up a 30-30 to shoot 400 yards.

A generation ago, velocity was all we had.

I own and shoot 270 Win/WSM & Wby. I just don’t have anything to offer to add to what has already been shared. For me it boils down to my love for the 150gr Nosler Partition and it’s outstanding capabilities.


130-grain at 3,400 makes point and click feasible to 350-400 yards. Nice to just hunt and not worry about fancy reticles, dialing and range finders.

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Glad to see that a five year old thread is still going strong. smile Still haven't changed my mind; my 270 'Bees still eat my 270 Wins alive.


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by all accounts the 270 wcf is the true king of any 7x57, ive had both and the 270 wcf is king! if you want to talk gay look at the 6.5 gaymoore, because it drove the price of 6.5 bullet's up to wear the 6.5x55 shooter's are weeping!

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The ammo…. Do you really want to deal with that headache? Forget your ammo on a hunt and your out of a hunt…..

There’s nothing like going to any sporting goods store abd being able to quickly buy a box of common ammo.


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if I remember correctly, the .270 weatherby and the .270wsm are about equal, had both, would do the .270wsm, if I just had to do one or the other.

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Originally Posted by Ziggy
Question for you .270 Wby owners what ammo are you using for Elk

129 LRX at 3400+ FPS RL22 and .45" from a Terra Mark


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Question for you .270 Wby owners what ammo are you using for Elk

129 LRX at 3400+ FPS RL22 and .45" from a Terra Mark

I have a 257 TerraMark, guy that sold it to me had a 270 wby as well but I waited too long.

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Having owned two Wby chamberings, the cost and availability of ammo was reason enough to sell both of them. I like what Wby is doing in Wyoming and think they are a company worth supporting but I like to shoot my rifles but not at $3 per round, if I can find it. Faced with the choices of the OP, I'd just get a 7mm RM instead, have two, ammo easy to find and performance outstanding.

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With the .270 Win, it's a bit hard to use a temperature stable single-base powder such as H4831sc with the 150 grain projectiles and get a decent velocity such as over 3000 fps. This is because the case isn't big enough to hold the larger volumes of slow burning powder such as H1000. With the bigger cases such as the .270 Weatherby, you can load 75-79 grains of H1000 powder to drive the 150's at around 3100 fps. That's the real advantage with the .270 Weatherby, plus a little more reach than the .270 Win if you want to go lighter than 150.

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Originally Posted by Ziggy
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Very interesting info I've decided to go ahead with the project. My gunsmith gave me a fair price on the job. This will be my big bull elk rifle.


I hope you keep us up to date on how things work out. Great round the 270 Wby.
I will do that for sure.


Where'd ol' Ziggy go? Suppose he ever got the rifle back from his smith?

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Originally Posted by 257Bob
Having owned two Wby chamberings, the cost and availability of ammo was reason enough to sell both of them. I like what Wby is doing in Wyoming and think they are a company worth supporting but I like to shoot my rifles but not at $3 per round, if I can find it. Faced with the choices of the OP, I'd just get a 7mm RM instead, have two, ammo easy to find and performance outstanding.
Have the 270 and the 300 but in today's world the 7mm Rem Mag is a logical choice. Economy and the ability to shoot heavier pills.
My 300 has been turned into a gallery gun.( 20 grns Unique with 125 SP )

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Keep the 270 Win and wait for the 7mm PRC rifles and ammo to become available this fall. A 7mm Nosler ABLR @ 3000fps will drop 24.1" with 2332fps and 1811fpe at 500 yards.

I reload 150g ABLR for Daughter #1 and her 270 Win. In WBY ammo the 150g AB has the best ballistics with a 2.2" drop, 2341fps and 1703fpe at 500 yards. Daughter's 270 Win/150ABLR @ 2910fps MV does -26.7", 2196fps and 1686fpe at 500. To me, not worth the extra cost for the rifle and ammo for the WBY.


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