View Full Version : Which 270 to buy

Striper 05
12-15-2011, 10:52 AM
I'm new to hunting and have decided that a 270 caliber is the caliber I want to take my game with.
My question is which rifle should I purchase? I've narrowed my choices to either a Howa or Savage.
Any input into helping me decide which rifle would be great.
I plan on getting Talley base and rings for it and a Leupold 3-9 X 40 VX-II Scope for it.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

12-15-2011, 11:36 AM
Great and appropiate scope. Both are good. "MY" list of choices would be Tikka first and formost then Savage then Weatherby Vanguard or the Howa which is what barreled action Weatherby uses to make the Vanguard.

Just my 2 cents

12-15-2011, 3:28 PM
For the $$ you cant beat what you have listed...If you look around you can find last years Vanguard for $400 or less...

Striper 05
12-16-2011, 9:53 AM
Thanks for the advice.

12-16-2011, 10:33 AM
Savage makes a "package"...blued w/floated barrel, synthetic stock, 3x9 Simmons scope (bore sighted at factory) w/ mounts. Quite a value. They go on sale @ Big 5...

Mine in .243 is a tack driver.

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12-16-2011, 12:21 PM
The bullet is only as good as the optics. Go Savage.

12-16-2011, 5:49 PM
Take a look at the Savage 111FCNS. It comes with an accutrigger as well as an accustock. They are bad.

12-16-2011, 6:00 PM
Go Howa, very solid!:)

Striper 05
12-17-2011, 2:06 PM
I appreciate all the input

12-17-2011, 10:02 PM
I love my savage weather warrior!

12-17-2011, 10:04 PM
Both equally good choices. That said I would go for the Browning A-bolt........

12-17-2011, 10:10 PM
I've not shot a savage, but I have shot a Howa 1500. Based on that experience, I would buy the savage sight unseen. (with accutrigger).

I have the VX-II 3-9x40 on my rifle. It's a great scope and I have no plans to switch it out for anything. Where it really shined was in the snow and cold. low morning light and no fog, no problem.

I HAVE had the chance to shoot a Tikka T3 as recommended by someone else here, and must say. Great, Great rifle.