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Decent .270 Winchesters out there?

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  1. RoostRider

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    I would like to know your experiences with any .270 Win. rifles out there... and any other "knowledgeable" input....

    I need to buy a new, or kindly used, .270 Win for someone... Would like some input on what to look for, price I should expect to pay, what to avoid... Things like that...

    It really does have to be a .270 Win.... It has a symbolic gesture to it that can't be replaced by "well, it's a .243, but it's a better gun"...

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. SN13

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    My .270Win Savage 111FCNS with Accutrigger and Accustock is VERY accurate. I mean, 3 rounds in the same hole, accurate.

    The hunter-profile barrel does start to open the groups up after 5-10 rounds (Depending on how fast I fire) but I have to say, that for the first mag full of ammunition, I doubt there is a more accurate factory gun than my Savage.

    I got mine new for $575+tax/transfer.

    If price is a bigger concern, I'd choose the Axis (Savage's cheap rifle). These can be had new for $350ish.

    I love my .270Win. Hornady 130gr SST. 3000FPS. 600 yard shots on Bowling pins using Mil-Dot hold over, and I can hit them 95% of the time.
     
  3. slowr1der

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    Savage Model 10 with the accu trigger at Walmart for right under $400 would be my choice. Then sell of the cheap glass that comes on it to offset the cost a little. This would be my choice for a great all around rifle that isn't too bad on the wallet.

    If you want to spend more, I really like the Browning X Bolt Medallions and White Golds also, but you will pay a lot more and I'd not expect it to be any more accurate, just have nicer wood and engraving.
     
  4. Kachok

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    I love my Savage 270 win so much that I bought a 270WSM too :) if the savage feels a little light for you the TC Venture is another fine choice, and if you like the egronomics refinment and feather weight of an ultra modern rifle the Tikka T3 lite is amazing. All three of those have solid reputations for accuracy/reliability and are very wallet friendly, they can be had for less then $450 if you know where to look.
     
  5. RoostRider

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    Thanks for the replies, please keep them coming....

    What do you know of the Browning A-bolt rifles? I understand they are good rifles... Are they still made new? Decent price?
    What would a good used one of those run?
     
  6. Welding Rod

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    If a guy really wanted to do up a gift in .270 Win, hard to beat a Model 70 Supergrade.
     
  7. spclpatrolgroup

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    Mine is an Browning a-bolt stainless stalker, about 10ish years old, has allways put venison on the table, and shoots under 1 MOA at 150 yards. THey stoped making the Abolt and replaced it with the Xbolt, which I have no experiance wtih, but the new synthetic stocks they put on them are butt ugly. You can still find some new A bolts lying around some places, or pick one up slightly used for a good price.
     
  8. squarles67

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    I've been shooting the same Winchester Model 70 in .270 since I got it used in the late seventies. It was made in '73 and is the push feed that everyone seems to frown upon but it still shoots great. Killed many a whitetail with it over the years:)
     
  9. jmr40

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    If you're going to buy a 270 it has to be a Winchester.

    http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/detail.asp?family=001C&mid=535109

    Around $650-$700 are what they are actually selling for in stores.

    Savage makes a cheap, but accurate rifle, I wouldn't want another one.

    The only 2 I feel strongly about not recommending are the Remington, 710/770 series or the Mossberg rifles. Most of the others have good and bad features. You pay for the features that are important to you.
     
  10. rori

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    The Browning A Bolt is most definately still made. I have an A bolt second design and an X Bolt Both Stainless metal and composit stocks. They are good to go out of the box and will amaze you with their accuracy. I also like the short bolt lift. The A bolt is a scoch more accurate than the X but its a matter of 5/8" versus 3/4" really no big deal either way. If you buy one you'll never regret it. Stay away from the first design A bolts they had a bolt bind issue that you will not find in the second generation. Frank
     
  11. VAhuntr

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    Browning has not stopped making the A-Bolt. In fact they still list 16 different models to choose from. I'm really liking the Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather in 270 Winchester that I just picked up.
     
  12. Arkansas Paul

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    You understand correctly. They are VERY good rifles. Yes they still make them and you can get one at a very reasonable price brand new. This one includes shipping, so all you would be out addtitionally is the transfer fee.


    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_58_124/products_id/75307
     
  13. SN13

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    I'm sorry but the way you SAY "Savage makes a cheap, but accurate rifle" is to imply that SUB-DIME Accuracy with no custom work, using factory ammo is some how INFERIOR to 1" grouping Remington and Winchester guns that require Bedding, Blue-printing, and Tuning, costing HUNDREDS of dollars just to be on the same level.

    Savage guns are boringly accurate. I don't even have fun shooting under 400 yards anymore. Bowling pins only become a slight challenge at 565yrds, and even then, it's more of a "Did I pull the shot" challenge, not a "the gun can't hold Minute of Bowling-pin"

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  14. Colt46

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    Legacy sports Howa

    A carbon copy of the Weatherby Vanguard series.
    Also the Steven's 200 which is the Savage 110 bargain basement, no frills that shoots better than most out ther. Also, the steven's begs for you to swap things out you may not like.
     
  15. sig220mw

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    Weatherby vanguard with 24 inch barrel for msrp of 469.00 on their web site.
    Only problem I have with it is the synthetic stock since I prefer wood or a laminate. But I have had a synthetic before and wouldn't let that stop me.
    As the previous post stated it is made by Howa. I have had 2 of them in the past both 270s and they were VERY accurate. 1/2 inch groups with 130 grn winchester power points and better with federal premium. The 469.00 can probably be beaten too. They are also nice looking rifles by the way.

    I will soon be getting another one since I no longer have a 270 and am now looking at the vanguard series 2 stainless.
     
  16. pinstripe

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    Academy sports is running a sale until the 24th of this month. I purchased a mossberg maverick .270 just this morning for $179 before taxes. May be worth a check. Good luck.
     
  17. supercalvin56

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    THE classic .270 made famous by Jack O'Connor is the pre-64 Model 70. Actually, Jack preferred the Featherweight version. He is the "father of the .270 Winchester" because his magazine articles and books continually emphasized the virtues of the .270. And he is still right today. The pre-64 Featherweight Model 70 Winchester with a good 130 grain bullet moving at 3100 fps is very potent medicine that most people can shoot well. And it is light enough to carry. It is as close to a perfect game rifle as you will find.

    If you save a little longer and buy a pre-64 you won't ever lose a penny. They keep going up in value while the new models depreciate.
     
  18. spclpatrolgroup

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    I recently tried some O'Connor loads in my a-bolt, 130gr bullet over 60gr of H4831, they are some barrel burners, it was fun to try but I got better accuracy with a slightly slower charge.
     
  19. mdauben

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    Do you mean the Savage Model 110? The Savage "two digit" guns (Model 10, 11, 12, etc.) are all short action rifle, and the .270 cartridge requires a long action like Savage triple digit rifles (Model 110, 111, 112, etc).

    In any case, its hard to beat one of Savage's bolt action rifles for out-of-box accuracy.
     
  20. jmr40

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    Didn't mean to offend. "Inexpensive, but accurate" would have been a better choice of words.

    That said I simply don't care for Savage rifles and have yet to find one that would shoot those dime sized groups. Never shot a bad Savage rifle either.

    I do however have several Remingtons, Winchesters and Tikka's that will. None have had any gunsmithing done on them and since all were bought used I paid less for them than a new Savage would have cost.

    Savage makes a good rifle, but they don't have the design features I want. Since I've always been able to get rifles with the design features I want, and that shoot more accurately than any Savage I've ever shot. Plus pay less money for them. I'll not be buying any more Savage rifles. If you like their features they make an accurate rifle.
     
  21. BrocLuno

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    I would consider the Tikka T3 to be a nice gift too. It's all about fit and feel. If your friend is roughly the same size as you and with a similar facial structure (?), then be looking for what looks and feel good in hand and coming to shoulder. Never discount fit and feel in trying to get that first shot off in the field.

    But, I also agree - if you can swing it - there is nothing like a 270 in a Winchester rifle. It's just sort of the way it's supposed to be :)
     
  22. SN13

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    Tikka T3 is a very nice gun.
     
  23. PreMod70

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    I vote for the Winchester Model 70, to date no one makes a better repeating rifle for the money.
     
  24. gamestalker

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    I have a few B.A. .270 Win. rifles and have to say I like my old, but bought new in 1980-ish, 700 ADL. The other's are a couple of Savage and an M77. All of them produce MOA at 200 yds. after some minor tuning, but the 700 was tight right out of the box and still is.
     
  25. Texaszach

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    I own a stevens 200 in .270 win that i purchased for 250 plus tax and it fits me well and shoots like a dream for the price.

    I also put a vote in for the a-bolt if it's in the price range.. I own one in .30-06 and will never give that gun up.

    I can also vouch for the x-bolt as my brother has one in .270 win. It shoots great, but I just preffer the more traditional look of my a-bolt. X-bolt has a plastic exposed magazine and the a-bolt has a metal magazine that is enclosed by more metal. no plastic on the a-bolt
     
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