Originally Posted by WhelanLad
If you owned a .270win . Is it worth having a 7x57 in the safe aswell. For general deer hunting? What advantage is there?
Also the 7m mauser out performs the 7m08 by ? much?
not unless you just want a 7x57 Mauser rifle. the 270 Win. has better ballistics than the 7x57. even the 7mm-08 has better ballistics.
7x57 Mauser: with a 139gr BTSP.
MV/ME 2680/2216 and @500 yards 1667/858
7mm-08: with a 139gr GMX.
MV/ME 2910/2613 and @500 yards 2026/1267
270 Win. : with a 140gr BTSP.
MV/ME 2940/2687 and @ 500 yards 2050/1307
so the 7mm-08 is actually close to the 270 than the 7x57 is.