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Tell me why.... 270 vs 270 WSM or other...

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Okay, so here's the situation. I'm planning on upgrading rifles this summer, and I want some help.

Tell me why I should pick a .270 WSM over a .270 or the other way around. And if you are committed enough to another caliber to argue for it, be my guest.

I hunt mostly whitetails, but have hunted antelope, and plan to hunt them again, as well as western muleys and maybe more out west.

Basically, I've done a lot of research on my own, but would like to hear the opinions of the "non-biased" aka non-sponsored.

Thanks

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Either choice for you will be just fine. I would add the .270 Weatherby Mag in this group as well(the best round of the 3). With the .270, you have a wide range of ammo and you can use this round for many different critters (stay away from cheap ammo though). The .270 WSM will give you a better down range performance. You can also lighten up your gun as the action is shorter than the regular .270. The .270 Weatherby mag has better ballistics than the other two and shoots as flat and hard hitting as anything out there. The only draw back is the ammo is spendy. Again, your choice in the above is pretty easy, you can't go wrong with any of them. I would actually go out and try different gun makers and see what fits you the best. When you find that gun, see if it comes in any of the above calibers. If it all comes together, you hit the jackpot. Good luck!

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Any of the above is great , my opinion is get the old standard .270 . Since you have done the research you know the difference in ballistics is minimal , if you reload , lots of readily availably supplies for the old .270 , and if you don't and say you are on a western trip and FORGOT your shells home on the table ,no problem , you can find .270 just about anywhere .

Plus I have a Sako .270 that I have taken lots of animals with , and have the utmost confidence in it even though I purchased it in 1962 .It is a keeper..........

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IMHO, the short mags are just a way for the gun manufactures to get us buying rifles again. But.....

The short mag technology was introduced to get the same ballistics as the original round, but with less recoil, and a shorter action with less brass resulting in a lighter overall gun. That's the difference. That and the price of ammo. Those short mag rounds are EXPENSIVE!

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