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270 WBY

270 WBY
« on: January 01, 2015, 09:49:38 AM »
I briefly touched on this in a reply but I need some feedback. My cousin is trying to sway me away from the 270. He says the bc isn't good for the 270 & it's effective killing range isn't good enough to justify paying the extra for ammo. I have a 30/06 a bolt ll & a remington 700 7mm so I don't really need another caliber but I really want another 270 wby. 2nd question is the only difference between the accumark & the terramark the desert tan camo finish?

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Re: 270 WBY
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 09:52:23 AM »
Your cousin is wrong and the only difference is the Cerakote and camo yes.

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Re: 270 WBY
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 10:10:20 AM »
Your cousin doesn't know what he's talking about. Ballistic Coefficients are in line with 7mm BCs, and the 270Wby will give you flatter trajectory than almost every other round out there. In fact, I can't think of a standard length round which will outrun it, though the 26Nosler will hang with it. The 7mRUM will outrun it. But both those rounds will give you half the barrel life of the 270Wby.

Tell your cousin he is dumber than a box of rocks on this one.
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Re: 270 WBY
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 10:20:14 AM »
I'll let him know lol. I knew I couldn't find anything to back up what he said & I've only talked to a handful of people that use the 270 wby but couldn't get them to say a bad word. There are 2 terramarks on gunbroker but neither are the 270 bee. Guess I'll go with the Terramark since it's similar to what I wanted to do to my accumark.  Dubyam I was shooting the 140 accubonds in the accumark would you use them for elk?

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Re: 270 WBY
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2015, 10:35:37 AM »
You could easily take virtually anything in North America except the big bears with a 270 Wby. It is a fine choice for a hunting rifle. The mean point blank range capability of a 270 Wby is way up there. You won't have to lob a bullet in since the 270 Wby is about as flat of a shooter as you'll find.

For a while I've discussed the 26 Nosler is not anything all that special. It is doing what the 270 Wby has been doing since about 1944 (but as a .26 cal vs a .27 cal).
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Re: 270 WBY
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2015, 10:54:01 AM »
Well my mind is made up on the caliber & 95% on the model. Now for Optics what I'd love more than anything is to top it with 2.5x15x56 Z6 Swarovski but that probably won't happen anytime soon. I have a Zeiss HD5 5x25x50 on my 30/06, a vx3 3.5x10x50 boone & crockett on the 7 mag & a Vortex 6x24x50 on the 25/06. For the $$$ the Vortex has really impressed me. I think a good 4x12 or 4x16 would be awesome on the bee. I compared the vortex 4x16 & leupold 4.5x14 the vortex is 2 ounces lighter in 30mm tube & has roughly 10 fov more than the leupold & a smaller price tag.

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Re: 270 WBY
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2015, 11:28:15 AM »
I like stout bullets in my Weatherby Magnums. For the 270Wby,  I use 130gr E-Tips at 3420fps from my handloads. I can't recommend a single bullet for all uses any more than that one. A friend in Canada has taken elk and moose with the 130gr E-Tip from a 270WSM, and I've taken white-tails from 25 to 200yds with them from both my 270 and 300 Weatherbys, with easy 4+ foot penetration close and far. I shot one deer facing head on at 25yds, and the 130gr went end to end along the right side of the spinal column through all that bone and muscle without a hitch. I am more than confident in that round.

The Accubond is a good bullet but I fear at closer ranges it may not be as stout as the E-Tip.
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The older I get, the less stock I place in what men say, and the more I place in what men do. - Andrew Carnegie

Re: 270 WBY
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2015, 01:01:28 PM »
I find 99% of 270 wby haters have never shot or hunted with the caliber, so really their opinion means nothing. The 270 wby has become the favorite of mine for most North America hunting(I have three 270 wby's, and all the rest of the weatherby calibers except the 224). I like my 257 wby but the 270 wby is a better caliber. I have never used the 140 gr accubond for elk, but it should be fine, I have used both factory 150gr spire point and 150 gr partition load on elk and they both worked fine. One of employee's borrowed my 270 wby ultralight 2 falls ago, and shot a big  bull moose with a 130 gr TSX with no problems.

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Re: 270 WBY
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2015, 03:55:51 PM »
Hey it all boils down to what you want.  Does it do anything that your 06 or 7mag won't do? No not really but so what right?  The whole high BC thing is a lot of noise as far as I am concerned. Most 140s and 150s have a pretty good BC and on top of that with all the VLD stuff out there a guy can always find one that works with a high BC.  I think a 270 Weatherby fits nicely between an 06 and 7mag. Enjoy

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Re: 270 WBY
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2015, 04:05:56 PM »
I have been wanting a mark v for awhile and when I get one its going to be a .270 wby mag.
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Re: 270 WBY
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2015, 02:01:00 PM »
I'm with Chip on this one! Need has nothing to do with it, it's all "want" . I do look at loaded ammo and component availability before I pick a new caliber, USUALLY!   ;D

Re: 270 WBY
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2015, 03:41:26 PM »
Anyone who doesn't think that a Mk 5 in 270B is not a true marvel should not be trusted for important tasks--like walking, breathing, drooling...

Re: 270 WBY
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2015, 11:28:02 AM »
The whitetail in my avatar was taken at 372 yards with a 140 grain Hornady boat tail. I haven't ran across a critter that needed a second one yet.

Re: 270 WBY
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2015, 06:01:53 PM »
I just bought a 270 weatherby accumark. Not sure why the 6.5 is popular lately?