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#1203165 - 02/26/09 09:14 PM .270 vs. 7mag
mossyoak3d
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What would be better for deer hunting? Knock down, bullet price, shooting range etc.
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#1203193 - 02/26/09 09:25 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: mossyoak3d]
tnhoghunter
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I like mid stream lol i have a sig 270 sighted in at 1in high at 100 yrds and it falls in right on at 300 so i would say it is a toss up to what ya really want
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#1203921 - 02/27/09 09:52 AM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: tnhoghunter]
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I would say .270 for price and it kills'em just as dead as the 7 mag ;\)
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#1204370 - 02/27/09 01:56 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: SALECREEKHUNTER]
stik
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go with the 270 unless you need to shoot a "magnum" to prove your manlihood.
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#1205561 - 02/28/09 06:44 AM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: stik]
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The 7mm Mag is one of the least efficient cartridges out there. You need to have a longer barrel for all of the powder to burn. That in turn makes you have a heavier rifle. The recoil is also greater than the 270. You really don't have a significant advantage going with a 7mm mag over a 270. A .284 diameter bullet vs a .277 bullet. That's only .007 difference. 7mm Mag factory ammo are also more expensive than 270 ammo too. But in the end, get what you want.
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#1205989 - 02/28/09 10:53 AM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Model70Man]
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bout the same way with the 260/25-06 & several other close matches,id like to have 1 of every calibur but i have what works for me & have most area's covered with the 243 & 300wm,mike243
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#1206185 - 02/28/09 11:51 AM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Model70Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
The 7mm Mag is one of the least efficient cartridges out there. You need to have a longer barrel for all of the powder to burn. That in turn makes you have a heavier rifle. The recoil is also greater than the 270. You really don't have a significant advantage going with a 7mm mag over a 270. A .284 diameter bullet vs a .277 bullet. That's only .007 difference. 7mm Mag factory ammo are also more expensive than 270 ammo too. But in the end, get what you want.


 Originally Posted By: mike243
bout the same way with the 260/25-06 & several other close matches,id like to have 1 of every calibur but i have what works for me & have most area's covered with the 243 & 300wm,mike243



The big magnums doo indeed need a 26 in barrell and that little bit of steel does not make the rifle that much heavier. The magnums are only better than the 270 at yardages beyond 300 yards so a magnum is not needed for most Tennessee deer hunting. The 270 will do better with a 26 in barrell to so just get a 26 in one , we do not stalk deer in the woods here anymore most guys hunt from a tree stand not with a 30/30 on the ground . So there is no need for fast handling short barrell ear drum busting rifles anymore.

Locksley


Edited by Locksley (02/28/09 11:57 AM)
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#1207188 - 02/28/09 09:34 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Locksley]
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270, you wont regret it.....and your manhood will stay intact when you arent flinching each time you pull the trigger and start missing and blaming the gun............lol!
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#1207201 - 02/28/09 09:39 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Locksley]
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 Originally Posted By: Locksley
 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
The 7mm Mag is one of the least efficient cartridges out there. You need to have a longer barrel for all of the powder to burn. That in turn makes you have a heavier rifle. The recoil is also greater than the 270. You really don't have a significant advantage going with a 7mm mag over a 270. A .284 diameter bullet vs a .277 bullet. That's only .007 difference. 7mm Mag factory ammo are also more expensive than 270 ammo too. But in the end, get what you want.


 Originally Posted By: mike243
bout the same way with the 260/25-06 & several other close matches,id like to have 1 of every calibur but i have what works for me & have most area's covered with the 243 & 300wm,mike243



The big magnums doo indeed need a 26 in barrell and that little bit of steel does not make the rifle that much heavier. The magnums are only better than the 270 at yardages beyond 300 yards so a magnum is not needed for most Tennessee deer hunting. The 270 will do better with a 26 in barrell to so just get a 26 in one , we do not stalk deer in the woods here anymore most guys hunt from a tree stand not with a 30/30 on the ground . So there is no need for fast handling short barrell ear drum busting rifles anymore.

Locksley

Some of us still like to stalk. I recently got a 270 for the stand and bean fields. I'll keep my 30-30 for stalking in the woods..
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#1207692 - 03/01/09 09:06 AM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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IMO: I've had both and if I had to pick one cal. it would be the 270. I liked it so much that I bought a 270 Savage WSM to take out west last year and it took a 6X6 elk down with no problem (shot placement is everything). I for one love the 270 family.
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