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#1317606 - 05/06/09 11:53 AM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: FLTENNHUNTER1]
Kentzavol
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The last deer I shot with a 7 mag was already field dressed for the most part. The same gun gave my son the red scope eybrow. In my honest opinion this one would come down to shooters preference,confidence and ability. Proper bullet placement with a .270 will do the job. If your skills are lacking the 7mm mag can compensate.
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#1318087 - 05/06/09 04:26 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Kentzavol]
Model70Man
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I have to disagree that the 7mm mag can compensate. .007" in diameter difference is not going to do much if anything more than what a 270 can do. A poor shot is a poor shot weather you are shooting a 243 or a 338 win mag.
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#1318609 - 05/06/09 11:35 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Model70Man]
Kentzavol
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Diameter has nothing to do with it. That is like saying a 30-30 is like a 300 win mag. Both 30 calibers, right ? Same diameters,right? If you look at ballistics coefficients and energy and actual performance on game there is a tremendous difference.Don't get me wrong you can do anything with a .270. Great choice ! 7mag great choice also! Shooters preference,confidence and ability no matter what rifle! I can shoot a moose with a 300 win mag. I would rather not with a 30-30.

Edited by Kentzavol (05/07/09 12:16 AM)

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#1318744 - 05/07/09 06:54 AM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Kentzavol]
Model70Man
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The ballistics of a 270 and a 7mm mag are basically even though. I don't see how it could possibly compensate?
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#1319159 - 05/07/09 11:27 AM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Model70Man]
Kentzavol
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I compared factory loads with identical bullets. Using identical 150 grain bullets here is how it came out. At 100 yards the 7mm mag is a little more than 250fps faster. The kicker is it also carries a little more than 450 ft lbs more energy.I have shot deer with both calibers and have seen "softball size or larger exit wounds" like ETNW posted on the 7mm mag. I haven't had this happen with a .270. I actually sold my 7mm mag and kept the .270. I enjoy shooting at the range and the 7mm mag will pound you if you shoot alot of rounds.Shooters preference,confidence and ability no matter what rifle. I love em both \:\)

Edited by Kentzavol (05/07/09 11:29 AM)

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#1327681 - 05/14/09 08:35 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: ]
TurkeyBurd
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Shoot them both and like them the same. But .270 is cheaper to shoot.
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#1344379 - 05/27/09 08:02 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: stik]
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270......and you will thank me for the lesser recoil.
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#1362363 - 06/10/09 03:54 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: Boone 58]
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I think the main advantage, if you want to consider it one for this area, would be the 7 Mag will handle the 150 grain bullet better than the 270 if you hand load.

I have a 7 mag and shoot the Barnes 150 TSX in it. It does not tear up near the amount of meat as when I used partitions or, God forbid, ballistic tips. They were ugly.

Where we hunt, Hardeman county, two guys shoot the 270,(they make almost as big a mess as the 7 mag) I prefer my A bolt customized in 284 Winchester to my 7 mag. Recoil out of the 7 mag is hardly noticeable, but it's a full custom job made to fit me. My son shoots an Encore in 7-08 and he's dropped many deer in the 200-250 yard range with it and no tracking jobs. Again, nothing but the Barnes 150 gr. bullet.

I know the 270 is very popular, but you can get perfectly acceptable performance out of non magnum (the 30-06 is essentially a non belted magnum case) cartridges and never worry about recoil if you're sensitive to it.

Fun thread.

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#1362538 - 06/10/09 06:37 PM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: CZ284]
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This thread is hilarious. Give a man a .223, that can hit where he aims, and a .223 is superior.

Most that post here cannot tell the difference, because they don't shoot that well.

And I may be one of them - \:\)

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#1363429 - 06/11/09 10:45 AM Re: .270 vs. 7mag [Re: ewc]
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 Originally Posted By: ewc
This thread is hilarious. Give a man a .223, that can hit where he aims, and a .223 is superior.


I agree. I have hunted with a .243 all my life. I also have a .270 I bought a few years ago. Both are great calibers and I have plenty of confidence in both.

I will say between the .270 and the 7mag I would shoot the .270 a lot more at the range. Shooting more is going to lead to better accuracy. And accuracy is what you are looking for, not deciding if you will need a knife for field dressing.
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