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I recently inherited a Remington 700 in .270 Win and wanted some more information about the round. I have read a few ballistic charts and it appears to be a pretty nice round from the numbers. My question is what is the effective range on a .270??? Is it accurate out to 500, 600, 700 meters??? I would like to build a long range rifle but am not sure if this is an appropriate round to build on.

-Derek
 
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I put a 165 grn.. nosler partition in the side of a 6x6 bull elks neck at 634 yards with my 270.
It depends on the shooter. But they are accurate out to 700.
 
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I agree with bear_down.

In 1988 I watched my hunting partner put two, .270 round's (Savage 110 I think) in a big Bull Moose from 400+ yards.

The moose walked 15 feet and fell down dead.

Blew his lungs and heart out cleanly.

Can't ask for more than on a 1000lbs animal!
 
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I've never had a .270, don't know that much about them. I do shoot a .280 ( the old .7mm Express) regulary and have had astounding results with it. I would imagine the two are fairly close. :--- :--- :--- :---
 
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the .270 is an excellent calibre old jack o'connort, deceased gun editor for outdoor life raved about it so much, that some said he made it as popular as it is today. 500,600,700 yards? it is a midrange calibre. meaning that to hit that far out your dealing with a LOT of elevation at 150-200 yards. for longer ranges something like the 7mmrem.ultra mag. with 165 gr. nosler partition bullets is safer but man your really starting to stretch it.if your an expert at long ranges that's great, but most of us aren't even close. pblsyd
 

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I have a Remmy 710 chambered in .270 Win. I really like the round, but I haven't had a chance to shoot it past 100 yds (very tight groups). Mine groups 130 gr bullets better than the 150 gr Rem Core Lockt, which is all I've had a chance to shoot. Each gun would be different of course. This is a good all around caliber, you can plink varmints or take big game with it. The recoil is very managable too. ;)
 

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The .270 is a wonderfull round. Overshadowed as of late by the continued march to more power, like the 300 mag.

Its a very flat shooter and will deal with about anything with authority.
 
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I'll probably get blasted for this, but I think a .270 is functionally very close to a 30.06, which is my choice for a deer rifle. I did make my longest shot to date on a whitetail with my friend's .270-340 yards.
 
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