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#1209475 - 03/01/09 10:48 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
Locksley
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 Originally Posted By: WestTn Huntin'man
 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..


Yea when I was up on my feet and stalking deer in my youth I carried a 30/30 Winchester or my old Savage 99 in 308 Winchester. I still only have the 2 x 7 scope on that Savage 99 that I used .
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#1216494 - 03/04/09 10:15 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Locksley]
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270, no sense in taking more recoil for the minimal amount of difference between the 2.
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#1219638 - 03/05/09 11:23 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Kimberman]
Locksley
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
270, no sense in taking more recoil for the minimal amount of difference between the 2.

lol
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#1220105 - 03/06/09 08:55 AM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Locksley]
bigdog7mm
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I kind of favor the 7mm.
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#1220333 - 03/06/09 10:43 AM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Double-D-Team]
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 Originally Posted By: Double-D-Team
IMO: ...... and it took a 6X6 elk down with no problem (shot placement is everything).....


Youíre right, shot placement is everything. Whatever gun you can relax and shoot accurately will be the best gun for you. If you are confident in the rifle, it will serve you well. The deer donít care how fast the projectile is traveling or how big and bad your gun is.
My friend shot a deer in the shoulder with a 300 Wetherby Mag. last year and he never recovered the deer.
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#1230555 - 03/11/09 03:29 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Double-D-Team]
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270
I had a Encore in 7mm mag
Kicked like a mule
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#1268616 - 03/30/09 06:38 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: ]
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I have hunted with the 270 since around 1976 or maybe before....hard to remember. I love this cartridge!
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#1268928 - 03/30/09 08:59 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Boone 58]
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#1276449 - 04/05/09 10:51 AM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Kimberman]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
270, no sense in taking more recoil for the minimal amount of difference between the 2.


i have a model 70 featherweight in 270 that kicks as hard or harder than any 7mag i have shot.
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#1285562 - 04/11/09 08:32 AM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: stik]
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I've got a 270 that I love, though last year I did all my deer hunting with a 260 REM. (Probably will next year, too, since it's such a light little gun (Ruger Compact).

I see no reason to go heavier than 270 in Tennessee unless you're going after big boars in the mountains. Even if you ever get a chance to hunt Tennessee elk the 270 will do with the larger bullet weights.
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