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Used 270win which one.

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by snarlingdog, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. snarlingdog

    snarlingdog Oregon City, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have been looking for a 270 win for a while now. I got a 30-06 but I wouldn't mind having a 270 for deer hunting. I was at Nw armory today and saw a used Winchester m70 and a used older Ruger Hawkeye both wood stocks which I like and both the same price. I usually go with a savage for my rifle but I like these and where a good price. So I am asking for your thoughts. What are the pros and cons? Which do you like? What's your opinion.
     
  2. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Which fit you better?
    Does one have a safety style you like better?
    Both are excellent rifles I'd think you would be fine with either one.
    Andy
     
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  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I was once contemplating the same idea and instead of buying another gun, I just upgraded the scope/rings to Leupold and dropped down to 150 grn. ammo for deer.
     
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  4. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    How old is the Winchester?
     
  5. snarlingdog

    snarlingdog Oregon City, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I tend to set my 30-06 with 165gn bullets try to be ok for deer and elk if I had to. I could use a better optic for it just haven't thought about it.
     
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  6. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Tough Choice, both are good, It would all come down to a few things, Is the Winchester a Mauser action ( has a claw extractor like the Ruger?) or is it the Push feed? Does it really matter to you? I like both, have both and would sort of lean toward the Ruger, but......................I would hate to be in your shoes!
     
  7. snarlingdog

    snarlingdog Oregon City, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I am not sure but I'm guessing it is a post 64 for what price its at
     
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  8. snarlingdog

    snarlingdog Oregon City, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I didn't look at the safetys they don't really matter to me how they are used. I can take a look tomorrow. I have no experience with Winchester just know the name. I own other Ruger guns just not a center fire rifle. So I'm just seeing what others like to maybe help my decisions.
     
  9. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  10. mountainman503

    mountainman503 Portland, OR New Member

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    +1 for using the old 30-06 for deer with 150 grainers. But, I do understand the excitement of getting a new rifle. :D
     
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  11. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I had the Winchester in 270 and it was a shooter for sure.
    My friend had a ruger hawkeye in 308 and it was a great gun too.
    I'm just not a ruger fan for their rifles. Don't know why. I guess I heard the accuracy wasn't there. But that hawkeye of my buddy shot near perfect. It's a nice compact little rifle no?
     
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  12. Workerbee33

    Workerbee33 Active Member

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    Did you settle on a gun yet?
     
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  13. snarlingdog

    snarlingdog Oregon City, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I did I got the Winchester haven't shot it yet but pretty excited about going out to try it
     
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  14. Workerbee33

    Workerbee33 Active Member

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    I hope it's exactly what you were wanting
     
  15. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    Even a push feed winchester has a lot going for fit. But for me it would still be a tough choice.
     
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  16. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't think you could, or would, go wrong with either one.
     
  17. billgrigsby24

    billgrigsby24 Beaverton, Or Active Member

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    Don't really think you could go wrong with either. I really like ruger though, dropped my first deer with my brother's 7mm.
     
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  18. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    Unless you have lots of time and ammo between seasons, I don't recommend switching loads. Rarely will one load have the same zero as another. A 30-06 will push a 180gr bullet at 2700fps and a 150gr at 2900 with factory ammo. That translates into less than 1 inch difference in drop at 300 with a 200 yard zero. Its also less than 3 inches at 400. Can you hold within 3 inches from a field shooting position at 400 yards? If not, use a quality 180gr bullet and call it good on anything.

    Or, load 150gr Barnes Tipped TSXs at 3000 and do the same thing. A 150gr TSX retains more weight than a cup and core 180gr bullet at slightly higher cost.
     
  19. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I guess I'm an odd man out! I settled on 165gr bullets in my '06 bolt rifles years ago and I've never been disappointed!

    Congratulations, dog, on your new rifle! .270 is a fine round! My uncles swore by them, they loved to hunt pronghorns! :)
     
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  20. Ura-Ki

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    Sweet .270! Now get a bunch of ammo and see how she runs and what she likes! I have found the Swift Scirocco 130 gr to be about the best a man could want in a .270. Excellent performance across the board, and it really bucks the wind well for those difficult shots. Works surprisingly well even on tough elk! Little need to go up in bullet weight until you decide to try your hand at big bear, then a good Sierra Game King 150 gr sbt is the go to for me! Happy Shooting and Hunting!
     
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