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Thread: lamping with .270

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    lamping with .270

    as above, my conditions allow it, i.e. open cert and aolq, iv got slots for .243 and .270 free at the mo after selling my other .243, i was thinking about getting just one rifle in .270 and spending all of my budget on one good quality rifle/scope combo. would the .270 be ok for foxes at night? i used my .243 for a while and thought it was ideal. would you get 2 rifles or just the one?


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    If you are lamping fox on some large tracts of open ground, well away from habitation, I would be happy to use .270, or indeed any other calibre on upwards.
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    You may find you struggle to get it conditioned for foxes on their own.

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    No reason why not!!
    If you reload you should be well away as in that Hornady make a 110 V-max that will work in the 270..
    So when used for Foxing you will have good expansion and velocity..
    If you planning to have just one rifle and decent scope , why not budget for a sound moderator to keep the noise levels down whilst out lamping and stalking!!
    All the best.

    PS......... Just realized your from Cornwall too!!!

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    tom my smallest cal is 270 i use mine for foxing a large free range chicken farm just like any other cal make sure you have a safe backstop or get up high and use the ground for your stop,just stick with it if thats what you need atb,wayne
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    Might be a little more expensive to run.

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    As has been said, stick a moderator on it, no problems.....

    Position and hold must be firm enough to support the firearm
    The firearm must point naturally at the target without any undue physical effort
    Sight alignment (aiming) must be correct
    The shot must be released and followed through without disturbing the position

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    Mine was issued for hares when i first got it will be fine for foxes

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    No more expensive to run than a 243, one sure thing is they don,t move far.

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    It is my only centre fire rifle. I haven't had any complaints from any of the foxes I've shot in lamp light.

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