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  • Shuutr

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    Picked one up in trade. What can I expect out of this rifle?

    I'm not a deer hunter ... yet, but I do want to take it to the range. What distances should I be practicing at and where will I be wasting my time?

    And what glass would be useful on top? I'd be willing to spend for the glass but I'm not going to waste cash if it is going to exceed the capability of the rifle.
     

    dee

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    270 is a good flat shooting round out to 350-400. Glass is dependent the shooting your wanting to try. I am found of 3-9 power on hunting rifles but do have a few in the 4-14 range as well. Price is subjective to the quality you buy. Some are a bit overpriced but still reliable.
     

    Younggun

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    .270 is one of the best hunting rounds you can have in Texas. It will handle just about anything you will find in the state with out being grossly overpowered.

    For deer hunting you probably don't need to concentrate on much past 200 yards, it is good to stretch it so you know what the rifle does further out.

    Good gun for hunting. It won't hold you back.
     

    dbgun

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    The first new rifle, that I ever bought for deer hunting was a Remington Sportsman 78 in 270. It was fairly plain but if I did my part, it was a very accurate rifle. I hunted with this rifle for 25 years and never lost a deer or pig. The longest shot that I had confidence, to take when shooting a deer, was 220 yards. I think you'll really like this caliber.
     

    shortround

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    Nikon or Leupold for glass. Don't go cheaper. The SPS is a robust line of bolt guns, but if your rifle was abused, no glass will make it shoot straight.

    Optimally, you should sight in the .270 at the maximum distance to the game you will hunt. Then if you find game at a lesser distance, you can consult ballistic tables beforehand and know where to hold your reticle.

    Personally, I don't take a shot if it is more than 75 yards +/-.
     

    Shuutr

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    Get a Leupold, you won't regret it. VX-3, 4.5-14 x 40mm would be my choice (though most prefer 3-10 x 40). The 700 is a great platform and the .270 Win is a fine, versatile cartridge. Congrats!

    http://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-vx3-45-14x40mm-riflescope.html

    Fred B.

    I've heard the glass should equal the value of the rifle and this seems like it fits the bill. I may have to consider it.

    That's a big pill to swallow, but I understand buy once, cry once so it may happen. Thanks for the advice.
     

    MrBigIron

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    Very welcome. I've also used the VX-2 scopes and, while they're very good, they're not as nice as the VX-3. You can get a VX-2 for about $299 though.


    Fred B.
     

    Dawico

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    Another vote for a Leupold. 3-9 power will be plenty but I prefer to go larger also. A larger diameter scope will help during the darker hours of hunting if that may be of concern. Right now I have a Leupold 3.5-10x50 and love it on my deer rifle.
     

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