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LH rifle options in .270win

Alsacien

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#1
Due to my lads physical handicap of being left handed, my rifles for normal people are not ideal over the long term, so I need to get him his own LH bolt action and his FAC is due to arrive imminently.
He will also be shooting in France so military calibres like .308 and 6.5 Swede are out, .270win is what I use and therefore makes sense.
As there is less than no chance of finding something secondhand in .270win LH, I am prepared to bite the bullet and get him something new.
Research so far has all pointed at a Tikka T3 (he wants wood rather than synthetic), £825 from SportsmanGunCenter.
Anyone own one of these or have any other suggestions?
 
#2
They are phenomenally accurate, especially with the heavier 150gr rounds (Norma and Sako).

For the money you will struggle to find a better one. For a touch more a S/H Sauer 202 would be my choice.
 

Alsacien

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#3
They are phenomenally accurate, especially with the heavier 150gr rounds (Norma and Sako).

For the money you will struggle to find a better one. For a touch more a S/H Sauer 202 would be my choice.
Cannot find anything used in LH .270win, if anyone hears of anything somewhere in the next week the info would be gratefully received..
 
#9
Just spoke to York Guns (they are closed Mondays), it sounds very tidy and is now reserved for my son.
I'm jealous.

Thanks to OM and his trade contacts!
Great news! Take extra pennies as they often have some mint secondhand S&B scopes in stock. The alternative of course if to give the lad your current rifle ;-)
 

Alsacien

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#10
Great news! Take extra pennies as they often have some mint secondhand S&B scopes in stock. The alternative of course if to give the lad your current rifle ;-)
My .270w is a Mannlicher RH mountain rifle with a pronounced Monte Carlo. He put 30 rds through it a couple of weeks ago - good groups all 5cms left at 50mtrs, and it looks spastic operating a bolt on the "wrong" side ;-)
He likes S & B scopes ever since Ugly let him play with one.....could be an expensive month....
 
#11
eGun have a section for "linksschuetzen" which it may be worth keeping an eye on, just follow the link thingy.

I sold a carbine to a Spaniard over eGun, all very painless surprisingly with the paperwork. No drama queen firearms officers here!

7x64mm is a very popular round with the soap shy chasseur, and despite Nazi development of a sniper rifle for the round, it never saw military service. You may find a greater range of ammo is available for that than for 270 Win!

I can highly recommend 7x64, fast, flat traj and hard hitting it certainly does the business for me.

eGun
 

Alsacien

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#12
eGun have a section for "linksschuetzen" which it may be worth keeping an eye on, just follow the link thingy.

I sold a carbine to a Spaniard over eGun, all very painless surprisingly with the paperwork. No drama queen firearms officers here!

7x64mm is a very popular round with the soap shy chasseur, and despite Nazi development of a sniper rifle for the round, it never saw military service. You may find a greater range of ammo is available for that than for 270 Win!

I can highly recommend 7x64, fast, flat traj and hard hitting it certainly does the business for me.

eGun
Have done a few deals on there, not bad, but no Ebay style backup if you have a problem.

I love the .270 for stalking, and the only problem I have is finding a good low power 130gn load - 150gn works well even down 30%, but still to much meat damage on Roe.
7x64 is good but on my short list for an express calibre is 8x57 and 9.3x74R
 
#13
Have a go at 55gr of H4831sc and a 130gr Nosler Partition. Relatively gentle. I have a 7mm-08 and go very heavy for woodland roe (160gr plus).

8x57JRS is my next calibre, hopefully out of a Sauer 202 Take-Down.
 
#14
Have done a few deals on there, not bad, but no Ebay style backup if you have a problem.

I love the .270 for stalking, and the only problem I have is finding a good low power 130gn load - 150gn works well even down 30%, but still to much meat damage on Roe.
7x64 is good but on my short list for an express calibre is 8x57 and 9.3x74R
8x57 was a military calibre and is surely banned in France, or have they taken it off the list now?

I've tried all the 9.3s out. .375 H&H is my preffered fat lump launcher, the calibre is also approved by the African states (except for big 5 game) and the ammo is readily available everywhere, neither of which is true of 9.3x74.
 
#16
Am I right in saying that 9.3x64 is approved in Namibia?
Namibia wont allow any calibre below 7mm for game, they prefer you to have a repeater rather than single shot or unreliable (in Africa) automatics, for your own safety. If they don't like your rifle they may make you rent one. Most game farms offer rentals.

Preffered calibres for game up to Kudu and Oryx are 8x68S, 9,3x62, 9,3x64, 375 H&H, .300 Win. Mag und .338 Win.Mag.

For big five game (Leopard excepted) the minimum calibre is .375H&H.

Don't bother with lighter loads, ranges are usually under 150 meters so velocity is less important than mass/energy.

For big and thick skinned game you need harder nosed rounds than are usual elsewhere. FMJ for the thick skinned stuff.

.375 H&H is a well respected all rounder in Africa and it can get you out of trouble.
 

Alsacien

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8x57 was a military calibre and is surely banned in France, or have they taken it off the list now?

I've tried all the 9.3s out. .375 H&H is my preffered fat lump launcher, the calibre is also approved by the African states (except for big 5 game) and the ammo is readily available everywhere, neither of which is true of 9.3x74.
8x57JRS is OK
 

Alsacien

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#19
Well any update?
Still waiting on Glos plod, when he phones he gets an answer machine, been over 7 weeks now I think.
He is coming out to me this week for a few weeks of hols, so I'm not happy - especially as I wanted some 65mm 12g ammo bringing over (hard to find over here).
 

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