So here it is:
After a lot a lot of help from SD members, consideringvarious 270 rifles all around the country, it has come down to two completelydifferent rifles:
SIG SHR 970 Alpine, with ATN 4-12x60 scope, Harris swivel bipodand sling, all in mint condition, NOT screw cut
Old Lakelander 389 in ok but old nick, screw cut with SwaroHabicht 1.5-6x42 in reasonable nick
Lakelander is £50 more
I am pretty sure the SHR will shoot really well, but I hatethe idea of the scope, which is what is really stopping me go for it. If howeverit proves to gather light well I suppose I will keep it, apparently they areabout $600 in the US so surely won’t be terrible. Ideally however I would likea 6 x 42 or 5 x 70 in Meopta as min quality on it.
Most of my shooting with this will be an annual hill trip,although I do quite a lot of high seating and field shooting in Sussex. I havea lovely old school Husqvarna 243, not screw cut, that I tend to use for thatjob. Might be that the 270 takes over it though. One of the rifles will need amod at some stage. I know these rifles are completely different, and a plasticanything would be a departure for me, but at least it’s a random model of gunwhich does appeal!
Would put a popcorn smiley in the post about now if I knewhow to. Let the battle commence….
Thanks all SD members in advance for helpful comments.