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Old 11-11-2019, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default An American Classic Combo

We all love a good custom rifle in a new hot rod or wildcat chambering but sometimes it makes us overlook some of these old combos and looks at them as obsolete. Really itís hard to beat an old model 70 and some core lokt ammo.

Truth is this combo here will shoot lights out and kill just about anything most of us will hunt and do it farther than we will shoot. Got any other .270 lovers here?




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Old 11-11-2019, 03:39 PM   #2
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I’ve never owned a .270 Win in my life. Not because of anything other than it just never called my name. I’m a .280 Rem fan, but I know except for the heavier bullets the .270 will do anything the .280 will. Jack O’Conner killed everything in North America with it (almost), but then his wife did that with a 7mm Mauser also. I have to say though, the old tried and true .243, 25-06, .270, .280, and 30-06 is all anyone would ever need on this continent to take on any animal.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:43 PM   #3
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Iíve never owned a .270 Win in my life. Not because of anything other than it just never called my name. Iím a .280 Rem fan, but I know except for the heavier bullets the .270 will do anything the .280 will. Jack OíConner killed everything in North America with it (almost), but then his wife did that with a 7mm Mauser also. I have to say though, the old tried and true .243, 25-06, .270, .280, and 30-06 is all anyone would ever need on this continent to take on any animal.
And the great thing is you can walk in any place that sells ammo and bet on most of those being on the shelf
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:45 PM   #4
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How did you get in my safe???? :-)
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:48 PM   #5
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One of the all time classics
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:50 PM   #6
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I grew up with this exact setup, in an old Remmy 700. I don't understand why so many people hate on core-lokt ammo. It's quite reliable.
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:37 PM   #7
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Canít hardly beat a mod 70 for a Texas hunting rifle but last rifle I tried to shoot corelokts out of really didnt seem to like them but they do kill everything just as dead as the high dollar stuff.

And I absolutely love the .270 win. One of my favorite rifle calibers. Will get me a super grade mod 70 in .270 with a leupold on it one of these days.


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Old 11-11-2019, 04:51 PM   #8
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If I had to choose one caliber for a "do it all", it'd be the .270 Win.
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:03 PM   #9
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I've got a old wood stocked Savage 110 in 270, topped with a Nikon Buckmasters 3-9x40. I call it the "Texas below poverty line blue collar gun." It shoots lights out and I would trust it to perform on any hunted, near or far.

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Old 11-11-2019, 05:05 PM   #10
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My favorite gun in a .270 I was handed down from my Great Uncle. The stock is custom milled from from a mesquite tree that he cut down on his ranch. Couldn't even put a value on the gun. The fact that it will shoot a cloverleaf at 100 yards with factory ammo just makes it all the sweeter.
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:08 PM   #11
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Love my Model 70 Supergrade. Shoots scirocco's lights out. Also have one in a featherweight that shoots just as good.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:16 PM   #12
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My go to & favorite caliber is my .270!!!

I have a safe full of rifles & was just discussing how I could sell/eliminate most of them.

How ironic you asked this question
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:45 PM   #13
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The 270 in my safe as more kills than any other rifle.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:55 PM   #14
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There is a fella in east Texas I met several years ago on a bear hunt who had killed nearly all the North American big game animals with the same Ruger 77 in 270 (been over twenty years ago but if memory serves me he was only missing two and it wasn’t the big bears) I wish I would have kept up with him
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:00 PM   #15
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Nothing wrong with a 270. One of the classics, but proven calibers. It will surely be around for a long time still.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:05 PM   #16
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You have good taste my friend. I have a 1959 Model 70 fwt 270 that loves green box 130gr corelokts. I usually break it out once a season for old time’s sake.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:09 PM   #17
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I love a 270! Trying to offload my 308 right now so I can get a 270.


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Old 11-12-2019, 01:18 AM   #18
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I have a few 270's in the safe but my go to gun is a browning abolt my dad bought me 30 years ago. Easily killed over 100 deer with that one and probably 300 plus pigs. Remington 130 grain cor lokts and it shoots them around 1/2 inch. Take it to the range once before season fire 2 shots that hit about 1.5 inches high at 100 and put it back up. It's always ready for action.
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:47 AM   #19
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Favorite caliber, mine also prefers the $20 core lokts to anything else. Sometimes reliability is found in knowing nearly any local bait shop or small town store is going to carry the exact round you need if you run out or leave yours at home by mistake.
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:36 AM   #20
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My all time Favorite Caliber for Whitetail. I Grew Up hunting With One that Shoot 10.00 Winchester Power Points Like You Wish Every Gun Would Shoot. Mine Didn't Like Remington Bullets for Some Reason. Killed Whitetails Out to 500yrds With the Old Girl. I own a lot of Guns These Days But, None Will Ever Catch Up to The Animal Count Taken With My old 270. Paid 175.00 for it When I was 14 yrs Old. Wouldn't Sale it today for Anything
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:55 AM   #21
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My .270 is a Winchester Mod 70 Featherweight. Killed a pile of deer.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:00 AM   #22
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My .270 is a Winchester Mod 70 Featherweight. Killed a pile of deer.


Stole the words out of my mouth. Mine is the exact same. Favorite gun I own.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:11 AM   #23
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My go-to caliber!
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:32 AM   #24
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I have 2 of them in my house that have killed a ton of whitetail - I have since switched to Barnes 130 grain - but the Core Lokts are my #2 choice . I will never get rid of my 270's!
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:40 AM   #25
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I love the 270 myself... It is not my go to rifle (that would be my 264 win mag) but a 270 is an awesome cartridge.
It has to be in my top 3
.264 win mag
.257 wby mag ( of which I am selling one of mine if anyone is interested)
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:47 AM   #26
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I love the 270 myself... It is not my go to rifle (that would be my 264 win mag) but a 270 is an awesome cartridge.
It has to be in my top 3
.264 win mag
.257 wby mag ( of which I am selling one of mine if anyone is interested)
.270 win
That close to all I have left in my safe. Got rid of my .300s but I still have 6.5saum, .257wby, and my .270
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:50 PM   #27
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I love the .270 caliber so much i have 3 of them.
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:29 PM   #28
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I have a browning abolt 270 that I love. Got it for Christmas in 99. It shoots Winchester power points and Hornady American white tails in 130gr lights outtttt
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:00 PM   #29
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I think my Winchester Model 70 Classic Featherweight in .270 Win is my favorite hunting rifle. I have killed piles of critters with it and have a ton of confidence in it. It's not super flashy but it sure does the job.
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:03 PM   #30
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We have three .270’s
But my favorite is a cheap Ruger American
That loves Federal Fusions 130’s.
I don’t shoot many deer anymore but a bunch
Of hogs in recent years.
I thought my Savage was easy to shoot, but the Ruger with a trigger adjustment is a killer.
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:39 PM   #31
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Sometimes you just have to back up and slow down, I have custom guns in fast calibers, super accurate bench guns and most everything else but they were too much work . A couple of years ago I bought a Ruger African in 275 Rigby, you just can't beat a Walnut and blue rifle. It shoots a 160 grain Speer Hot Cor at 2660 and is an absolute hammer out to 350 yards with a little holdover. I've decided to go back to my roots and enjoy hunting again.
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:18 PM   #32
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Just recently picked up a Savage
111 in .270 Winchester. I canít wait until I can get out & shoot it some.

Iíve been working up quite a few loads to try.


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Old 11-14-2019, 12:53 AM   #33
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My .270 with core lokts has done a ton of damage.


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Old 11-14-2019, 07:34 AM   #34
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I have a model 70 .270 that I bought because dad had one. Still trying to dial it in.
But my .280 is shooting 140 core lokts and it’s been making me proud time and time again.
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:36 AM   #35
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Not a 270, but my old m77 varmint 25-06 will shoot right at .5moa with corelokts. I wa as blown away at how well they shot. Killed my buck with it this year because I had so much confidence it the gun over my 300wm.
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