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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2016, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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My grandparents just surprised me

So tomorrows my birthday, went to my grandparents and my grandfsther goes i know you said just to get gift cards but we already got you something so you have you choice of either one, i was whatever you guys got me if fine, he goes back to the gun cabinet and pulls out this little beauty! My uncles interarms mark x 270 with a mannlicher stock. When my uncle killed himself my grandparents got all his guns, hes slowy given away the couple customs he had and he decided to give me this one since ive drolled over since the day i laid eyes on her. Has an old leupold vx 2 2-7 on it, not real crazy about the scope selection but that can be changed. Now the only other question is what do you guys think i should do with my remington 700 270 i have now, should i sell it or turn it into something else, which brings the question, can i make it a .257 weatherby?

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-10-2016, 09:37 PM
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id keep both of them. never know when one might have a problem and you would have an extra. I have two 06's that was my sons before he quit hunting. also have a couple other rifles if needed.
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beautiful gun.
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Great rifle. I can't imagine what is wrong with the scope selection?

"A 30-30 is all you need. If you use a 30-06 you'll just hit a tree" -My Grandpa
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Yea, what's wrong with a Leupold VX-II 2-7? That's what 7 of the 10 guns in my cabinet have on them.
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The scope the way its setup isnt in the best location for me, i think its under powered for the cartidge, for my long guns i like a minimum of 3-9 but have been liking the 4-12 range lately, looking at putting a vx one 3-9 on it
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If I had a family gun that pretty, it probably wouldn't see the thick brush or bad weather days. I'd leave the 270 as is, and use that for your all-weather shooter.

Happy birthday!

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I have normally topped my 270's with a fixed 4x which is good for me out to 400 yards on big game. My .243 has a Leupy 2-7 because it sees varmint use as well.

"A 30-30 is all you need. If you use a 30-06 you'll just hit a tree" -My Grandpa
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The 2 x 7 is fine for the 270 especially in PA.

What is the problem with the scope not fitting you?

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The old rule of thumb was 1X of magnification per hundred yards. So a 7x scope is adequate to 700 yards on big game. Townsend Whelen was one of the first to write about this.

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