Monday, November 17, 2008

Back in the Saddle, again

Your curmudgeon went back to work this morning, with merely a Sunday off-duty.

Nothing much happened at work today. A quiet shift is a good shift. I'll take quiet every time.

Nothing much to blog about. The economy is melting down, but gun sales are up. Go figure. I was at my favorite pawn shop this afternoon and noticed that his shelves are less stocked than they usually are. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but the counterman was processing a 4473 for a customer. An old acquaintance stopped by and after the lady had bought her pistol, the counterman, acquaintance and I discussed the various merits of the .270 Winchester caliber.

There's a Ruger Model 77 in .270 on the shelf marked at $450.00, and I was sorely tempted. There's also a Savage 110 in 270 marked at under $400.00 and my acquaintance was sorely tempted. I've never used a .270, but that Ruger seems to be priced right.


Old NFO said...

I'd go with the Savage. At least he has some merchandise; lot of folks are pretty much down to the safe queens/consignment stuff.

Buffboy said...

Nothing wrong with the 270 I bought my Remington 700 in 1972. I've killed a large number of deer with it. It's always been a tack driver and deer killer extraordinaire. Still most of my deer hunting now is with a 100+ year old Marlin 1893 in 38-55. Using my 270 seems like cheating anymore.
My brother picked up a Remington 700 Boon & Crocket in 270 that he's using this year. He loves it. He's got it dialed in to 1" groups at 200M with his 130gr handloads.

Rugers can be a little quirky to get to shoot accurately sometimes. They always come around but it can take some fussing with the bedding and load development sometimes.

Not trying to talk you out of anything, but realistically, you have your Savage in 30-06(though with a broken stock). You don't need a 270 as that 30-06 will do anything the 270 will but there isn't any way to make a Savage as pretty as a Ruger.