This is a discussion on 270 wsm Howa 1500 within the Guns & Ammo forums, part of the Tools of the Trade category; Originally Posted by Smith676 You get to talking about rifles it's a pissing contest. Everyone has their favorite. A lot of people will tell you ...
My theory on a persons favorite rifle/caliber are if you like it, that's just dandy.
America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.
Vermont State Rep. Fred Maslack
Everyone has a favorite and thats alright. Everyone has an opinion and when asked it's okay to give it. But recognize it's just your opinion and respect the opinion of others. I'm open to hearing anything anyone has to say until it turns into the pissing contest previously mentioned. Not hard to weed out the opinions that are formed with no knowledge behind it. But that's just my opinion and to the best of my knowledge the 270 WSM seems like it could be a good candidate for a 70-yard shot through the bathroom window down the hall an Open Door across the street neighbor's house doors open to a wall deer. Iron sights so the boys can't deny my record, probably get bullbuster to record it and post here for all to see. Walmart will more than likely want to sponsor the event it's not a handgun round and dicks will managing start selling exclusively the 270 WSM. To the best of my knowledge though that's just my opinion I will mention this thread in the courtroom I mean record book
I own long as well as short action rifles and I tend to favor the short actions the best. Guess for that reason and that reason only I’d go with the wsm.
Any particular reason why you enjoyed the short action more? Just the feel of it?
Probably just me but I have trouble fitting a modern scope on a long action rifle and still get the eye relief I want. I’ve got some long action rifles with old steel tube weaver scopes that work just fine but to me most modern scopes are much shorter. The short actions give me more adjustment but you got to know I’m almost 69 and probably just set in my ways.
Well now you bring up a good point. When i work the action on my 270 while keepin my eye near the nikon i feel like im gonna crack myself in the face. I know im not but sure feels like i can feel it just a hair away. Never thought of that
Yea, I like to keep my scope as close to the barrel as possible and with the shorter tubes of the scopes it’s just hard for me to span a long action. I’ve even tried the off set rings and still can’t get the eye relief I like. That’s why I’m still using an old K12 weaver scope that’s well over 40 years old on a 7 mm Remington magnum. Good luck with whatever you decide.
Scope still holds true after that kind of recoil fpr so many years? Money well spent!
It’s been a good one for sure. Actually I guess it’s closer to 45 years old. I bought it at Southwest shooters on sale for 33 dollars. Bought a 6, 10 and 12 power. Two of them are still on guns but I hit the 10 a few years ago and cracked it. They hardly ever get used but I’d still trust them for sure.