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Old 05-12-2012, 5:32 PM
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Default Bolt action 270 Winchester for hogs?

New to hunting. Looking at buying a gun for hogs. Experienced hunting friend is taking me for a week next month to Norcal /Medicino for hogs. Was looking at a Marlin xl7 in 270winchester. Seemed accurate enough. I need a scope with these eyes I can get a package deal new fit under 400. How will the 270w work in that are for hogs?

Alternate idea is to find a lever action, probably Rossi,for faster follow up. But I am concerned about the accuracy at longer ranges. Currently own a marlin 336, but it is untapped and groups pretty wide.

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How about a ruger m77 in .270. I have a brand new one for sale
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Old 05-12-2012, 5:44 PM
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The 270 Winchester is a great caliber for Hogs or any other Big Game in this State or in the lower 48. Lots of factory ammunition and bullet weights out there to match your load to your Game.

I've been using the 270 Winchester for almost 40 years. It's an easy round to reload for too. A very good choice.
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I've got a good amount of the .270 Brass
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Perfect cal imo. Shoots flat, hits hard with lots of ammo selection and easy to find ammo. Ive killed quite a few with mine, it also works well on elk, deer, bear ect...

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Great round for deer and pigs!
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How dare anyone suggest anything other than the .223.... hahaha welcome to calguns.

Seriously though the 270 Win is great
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I have a 270 and works great for hogs/deer/bear! But for 400 for gun and scope is gonna be hard!
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Got a Remington 700 BDL chambered in 270 Win.. Soild round for any big game in N. America!!
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It's a great caliber. Follow up shot time is overated b/c you need to make the first one count. After that first shot all hell breaks loose and animals can move amazingly fast.

My one minor recommendation is allow yourself enough time before the hunt to ensure that combo scope will hold zero and if it doesn't you have enough time to get another mounted and sighted in. I've heard people discuss "well my scope is bore sighted" and they seem to regard that as good enough for hunting when in reality you could be better off throwing rocks.

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New to hunting. Looking at buying a gun for hogs. I need a scope with these eyes I can get a package deal new fit under 400. How will the 270w work in that are for hogs?
1. As noted, 270 is great caliber
2. As noted, f/u shot is over rated. Make first one count. Second shot more useful in taking a second hog as they generally don't know where the shot came from and may even run toward you depending where you are vs cover.
3. In CA, most everyone uses a scope 3-9 no matter what "eyes"
4. $400 new, NOW that is going to be tough for a reasonable quality set up.
o borrow a rife for you first hunt as it is going to take 10+ days for DROS even if you walk into Turners/Big 5 and buy a new set up right now (which I would not recommend.) That will give you time to find what you want at the best price.
o Consider a used set up, check out Gun Broker.com or Auction Arms (I think they recently changed their name) as good on line sites. Shipping isn't much but the FFL fee can be. Shop around and find an FFL for $60 or so, the ones that charge $100 or more are ripping you off. I got a Tikka T3 lite stainless 30-06 almost new with a Bushnell 3-9 scope for 500 for my wife. There wasshipping $30/FFL $60 and Dros so in the end it was closer to $600 "out the door" and I still considered that a very good price.
o Consider getting a 30-06. Slightly different trajectory but since it is so popular (for good reason), prices on this caliber tend to be better than on 270 and it has even wider range of ammo including lead free from 110gr up to 180 gr.
o Dont be afraid to spend a couple hundred bucks more for the right set up, it will last you a lifetime and in the end, you'll save money. Your "hunting" is going to cost a heck of a lot more with clothes, trips, licenses, ammo, target practice etc and you want your terminal piece of gear (the rifle/ammo) to be the right one.

GOOD LUCK AND MOST IMPORTANLY HAVE FUN

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XL7 will be fine. Like lewdog said. Shoot it a lot before hand. Make sure it's solid and you know what it shots like. Practice off hand a lot.
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I use a Sako 270 for hunting hogs and love it. It's a great all around caliber for decent size game and ammo is easy to find.
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I use a 30-06 with a 4-14.5 scope. Probably wish I had a 3-9 scope. I've never taken it off the lowest magnification. My 308 has a 2-7 scope. I like it on 2 power.
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270 is a great round. I got a 30-06 for cost of ammo, but now with everything needing to be lead free for me it price isn't that much different.

Go for the 270, you and your shoulder will be happy.
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Thanks guys. Good info.

Actually 400 is the price for that set up at weaponsandgear.com, which is right near me. I was kinda amazed at the low price.

I've got a CnR so on gun broker I love the older guns, no ffl fees
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:56 AM
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Actually 400 is the price for that set up at weaponsandgear.com, which is right near me. I was kinda amazed at the low price.
That is a good price if it is a combo with a decent scope. The reviews of the X17 are very good so sounds like you have a keeper there.

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That's a great price! If the scope is decent it'll be a good big game gun. You can always replace the scope down the road.
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It's a great caliber. Follow up shot time is overated b/c you need to make the first one count. After that first shot all hell breaks loose and animals can move amazingly fast.

My one minor recommendation is allow yourself enough time before the hunt to ensure that combo scope will hold zero and if it doesn't you have enough time to get another mounted and sighted in. I've heard people discuss "well my scope is bore sighted" and they seem to regard that as good enough for hunting when in reality you could be better off throwing rocks.

Good luck.
REALLY? I always thought bore sighting was simply getting within a foot or just on paper. Can't imagine someone hunting with a scope only bore sighted. LOL Hmm learns something new every day.

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REALLY? I always thought bore sighting was simply getting within a foot or just on paper. Can't imagine someone hunting with a scope only bore sighted. LOL Hmm learns something new every day.
You see what happens in this forum and yet this still surprises you?

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What are you talking about i learned to hunt here. I thought you told me this is where you learned to call ducks too.
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Go with a 30-06. 270 will work but does not leave much room for shot placement error. You need to be able to be able to make good shots. Sometimes you do not have that option so it is better to go bigger to make up for that. Animals will not always be broadside at a hundred yards. You have to be realistic at the shots you will be taking. If it is over 200 yards try to get closer. Don't do fancy shots put in the center and pull. If you are off in any direction it is still a kill shot or be able to make another shot. High spine, low gut, left or right shoulder or rear legs. A 270 will shoot flatter than a 30-06 but the bullet grain will be lighter so when the bullet gets their it will have less knockdown power. Knockdown powder is everything in hunting. You want the animal to die where it stands or very close. I have seen too many people wound animals with a 270. A pig will run for miles wounded and you will never find them. Animals will also go into god forsaken areas and die. Also bullet choice is important. Go with nosler 165 grain bullets e-tip for lead free areas balistic tip for the rest.
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A poor shot is a poor shot. Caliber will not make up for that. Certainly not when discussing cartridges that are so close in comparison. 270 win is a VERY capable cartridge. A pig will not know the difference if it was shot with a 130gr 270 or a 150gr 30-06. The 270 actually has slightly more KE at 500yds than the 30-06.
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Go with a 30-06. 270 will work but does not leave much room for shot placement error. You need to be able to be able to make good shots. Sometimes you do not have that option so it is better to go bigger to make up for that. Animals will not always be broadside at a hundred yards. You have to be realistic at the shots you will be taking. If it is over 200 yards try to get closer. Don't do fancy shots put in the center and pull. If you are off in any direction it is still a kill shot or be able to make another shot. High spine, low gut, left or right shoulder or rear legs. A 270 will shoot flatter than a 30-06 but the bullet grain will be lighter so when the bullet gets their it will have less knockdown power. Knockdown powder is everything in hunting. You want the animal to die where it stands or very close. I have seen too many people wound animals with a 270. A pig will run for miles wounded and you will never find them. Animals will also go into god forsaken areas and die. Also bullet choice is important. Go with nosler 165 grain bullets e-tip for lead free areas balistic tip for the rest.
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New to the form put in for x 12 with my son we both have 6 points each live in Sonora planing on scouting 2 times if possible need a starting point if you had any luck there .All help is welcome thanks.
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A poor shot is a poor shot. Caliber will not make up for that. Certainly not when discussing cartridges that are so close in comparison. 270 win is a VERY capable cartridge. A pig will not know the difference if it was shot with a 130gr 270 or a 150gr 30-06. The 270 actually has slightly more KE at 500yds than the 30-06.
A bigger cartridge should not be the cure for poor shooting

So a 270 and a 300 winmag will not make a difference on a bad shot. You might want to rethink that. 130 gr bullet verse a 165 grain bullet is a huge difference. The internal damage the two bullets do is different. A bigger bullet with more weight will do more damage and hopefully release all of its energy in the animal instead of going through them. Say a gut shot. 270 put a hole in the guts and the animal will run. 300 win mag not so much. It will destroy the guts turning them into liquid with the right bullet. Bigger entry and exit hole if the bullet exits. 130 grain is to light to be effective on hogs. It will work but sooner or later you will lose your hog. If you don't agree I understand and you will just have to learn the hard way when you lose a animal.
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So a 270 and a 300 winmag will not make a difference on a bad shot. You might want to rethink that. 130 gr bullet verse a 165 grain bullet is a huge difference. The internal damage the two bullets do is different. A bigger bullet with more weight will do more damage and hopefully release all of its energy in the animal instead of going through them. Say a gut shot. 270 put a hole in the guts and the animal will run. 300 win mag not so much. It will destroy the guts turning them into liquid with the right bullet. Bigger entry and exit hole if the bullet exits. 130 grain is to light to be effective on hogs. It will work but sooner or later you will lose your hog. If you don't agree I understand and you will just have to learn the hard way when you lose a animal.
Lots of wishful thinking here.

A bad shot is a bad shot and many animals can soak one up and travel a long ways. Often times making the recovery of the animal very difficult or impossible.
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Jack O'Conner may disagree with you duckman.

I've killed elk, pigs, and deer with a .270... worked great.
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So a 270 and a 300 winmag will not make a difference on a bad shot. You might want to rethink that. 130 gr bullet verse a 165 grain bullet is a huge difference. The internal damage the two bullets do is different. A bigger bullet with more weight will do more damage and hopefully release all of its energy in the animal instead of going through them. Say a gut shot. 270 put a hole in the guts and the animal will run. 300 win mag not so much. It will destroy the guts turning them into liquid with the right bullet. Bigger entry and exit hole if the bullet exits. 130 grain is to light to be effective on hogs. It will work but sooner or later you will lose your hog. If you don't agree I understand and you will just have to learn the hard way when you lose a animal.
Now you are upping it to a Magnum from a 30-06? Keep compensating Dude.
130gr 270 in the Heart/Lungs = Dead Pig
Some of the Highest BC bullets are in the 6.5mm-.270-7mm range
Why are you putting so much emphasis on Gut Shots/Poor Shots?
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Lots of wishful thinking here.

A bad shot is a bad shot and many animals can soak one up and travel a long ways. Often times making the recovery of the animal very difficult or impossible.
I fully agree, a bad shot is just as bad with a 300 win mag as it is with a 223...
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^^^ Did chicoredneck really just go there?

In all seriousness a 270 is fine cartridge suitable for all game in north america IMO.
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Beat me to that reference. Why do people think hogs are wearing body armour and hopped up on LSD?

.270 is a great Elk cartrige. Elk are bigger and tougher than deer or pigs. Don't get caught up in that whole armour plate bull****.
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x10 with Dirty Dave et al. "The Admiral" has taken all her hogs with .243 albeit she avoids big "stinky" boars and she is a good shot. I do back her up with my '06 but have never need to fire so far.

270 vs 30-06, "Barf - Puke, Whatever" (from Spaceballs)
http://barfpuke.ytmnd.com/ They are fine calibers for all your general needs.

I also loved "Why do people think hogs are wearing body armour and hopped up on LSD?" It is so true. Their reputation is such you'd think you'd need something like a shaped charge that would penetrate an a Abrams A1 tank... No depleted uranium in any wild boars I've ever heard of.


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So a 270 and a 300 winmag will not make a difference on a bad shot. You might want to rethink that. 130 gr bullet verse a 165 grain bullet is a huge difference. The internal damage the two bullets do is different. A bigger bullet with more weight will do more damage and hopefully release all of its energy in the animal instead of going through them. Say a gut shot. 270 put a hole in the guts and the animal will run. 300 win mag not so much. It will destroy the guts turning them into liquid with the right bullet. Bigger entry and exit hole if the bullet exits. 130 grain is to light to be effective on hogs. It will work but sooner or later you will lose your hog. If you don't agree I understand and you will just have to learn the hard way when you lose a animal.
Being that i have shot a good amount of pigs with my .270 and my dad has killed quite a few with his 300 win mag they both killed the hogs just as dead. Neither of us has either lost one even with less then ideal shots. I will say his 300 smacks them quite a bit harder but the 270 has more then enough umph to take down any pig.

I killed an 800lb bull elk at 500 years with a poor little 130 grain bullet and it did not go more then 30 feet before it collapsed.
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I killed an 800lb bull elk at 500 years with a poor little 130 grain bullet and it did not go more then 30 feet before it collapsed.
Dude, you must have seen and experienced a lot in your 500 years. You're pushing Yoda!
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All kidding aside any of my hunting riffles will take down a hog, the only reason I tend to always grab my .270win is because 3 out of 4 of my hunting buddies use that round, so if some how one of us forgets ammo or looses it, there is someone else in the group with extra. If the one guy who loves his .243 forgets his ammo he's **** out of luck.
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Beat me to that reference. Why do people think hogs are wearing body armour and hopped up on LSD?
I have had that conversation with many people. I was talking about hunting with a 6.5 Grendel and a guy was telling me how he only hunts hogs with a 300 because they are so tough and on and on and on.

I have seen many elk dropped with a .270 after taking only a step or two. Longest I saw an animal go was a deer got about 20 steps at a dead run and fell over.

You will be fine with the .270. Enjoy it I love mine, I just wish I got more time to hunt with it....
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Old 05-18-2012, 3:10 PM
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Go with a 30-06. 270 will work but does not leave much room for shot placement error. You need to be able to be able to make good shots. Sometimes you do not have that option so it is better to go bigger to make up for that. Animals will not always be broadside at a hundred yards. You have to be realistic at the shots you will be taking. If it is over 200 yards try to get closer. Don't do fancy shots put in the center and pull. If you are off in any direction it is still a kill shot or be able to make another shot. High spine, low gut, left or right shoulder or rear legs. A 270 will shoot flatter than a 30-06 but the bullet grain will be lighter so when the bullet gets their it will have less knockdown power. Knockdown powder is everything in hunting. You want the animal to die where it stands or very close. I have seen too many people wound animals with a 270. A pig will run for miles wounded and you will never find them. Animals will also go into god forsaken areas and die. Also bullet choice is important. Go with nosler 165 grain bullets e-tip for lead free areas balistic tip for the rest.
Are you serious?? A .270 is good to go for "any" game animal in North America. Why not just recommend a .50 cal for pigs if you can't see straight?
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