Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Fishing Report Clubs - LIMITED MEMBERSHIP - Join Today - FREE   01/24/2018

      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Lunker

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

Recommended Posts

Lunker

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jlm

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
swanlakebud

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..........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
giwoyna5

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Alex wilhelmi
      Hey Justin, if you see a 2004 burgundy 1500 Silverado with Iowa plates on shields, Yukon tent. That's the girlfriend and I. Stop by for a Busch latte, or a white Russian. I can't wait to get out of Iowa for the weekend. 4 am on the road!!!!!!!! yeah baby!!!!!! Good luck!!  
    • fowldreams
      There was a couple mixed in the bucket. They were big shiners 5 to 6 inch range. The shiners would be down for 6 hours or so each time and we never waited that long for a sucker to be taken. Just our experience. If a guy could have both I say try and see.
    • Wanderer
      Call ahead for shiners.  I’ve heard there aren’t any left in the state.  At Mille Lacs 2 weeks ago I asked for some and the guy looked at me like I was stupid. Of course I blame that on the question... 
    • Jplante
      Fowldreams, did you have shiners? Just curious if preferred them over shiners, or thats just what you had.
    • fowldreams
      suckers, suckers, suckers. This was the only bait that worked for us last weekend and when the fish hit the rattle reels line spooled fast.
    • Flash
      Thanks! Flash "Set the Hook"
    • MN BassFisher
      What surprised me about the fishery in SE Florida is that it is mostly live bait (Shiners). There are so many fish in those channels that the Peacock's won't chase a bait for long. I guess they can be caught on the fly but your casts needs to be very accurate and your hookset quick because they spit the flies fast. Our guide said artificials could be done but you're going to spend all day to maybe catch a few fish. Watching the videos of those Amazon Peacock's destroying topwater plugs and jerkbaits looks like a riot!!!
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Thanks again guys! Much appreciated!  
    • Nordern
      Smaller suckers and shiners.  One hint is that you may want to get your bait prior to getting close to the lake.  A lot of the area bait shops having a hard time getting the suckers and shiners in the past weeks.
    • Wanderer
      Has your tip up been in deeper water, shallower or the same? I’m hoping to get some iced this last weekend of the season. Devils Lake in ND is a good bet.
  • Share & Have Fun