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Old 03-26-2013, 05:19 PM   #11
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.270 win. Very fast and flat shooting. Good grain variety. Hits hard ammo is very easy to find.

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X2 I call my .270 Dr. Death
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I'm going to say a lot also depends on your hunting style . I do a lot of still hunting in the adirondacks and will not go out without my Remington 7600 in 30 06. . My old man stand hunts a lot and uses his .270 and a .243 before that. All have worked well for our own particular needs and styles. Just depends on who what when where why and how

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.270 win. Very fast and flat shooting. Good grain variety. Hits hard ammo is very easy to find.
Bud, You want to sell the .270, remember??? Just too loud!
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I'm going to say a lot also depends on your hunting style . I do a lot of still hunting in the adirondacks and will not go out without my Remington 7600 in 30 06. . My old man stand hunts a lot and uses his .270 and a .243 before that. All have worked well for our own particular needs and styles. Just depends on who what when where why and how
The 760/7600 is very popular in the North east. .30-06, .270 it is all good.
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.270 win. Very fast and flat shooting. Good grain variety. Hits hard ammo is very easy to find.

"Good grain variety." I assume you mean different bullet weights. I had to smile. I've never heard it put that way before.
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I have both 270 and 30-06, I consider the 270 to be better suited to deer while the 30-06 with it's 180gr bullets is the clear choice for larger game. That said I prefer either my 7mm-08, 308, or 6.5x55 for deer they are lighter, quicker handling, less recoil and kill them just as dead as the 270. If you are worried about recoil the 6.5x55 or it's ballistic twins (260 and 6.5 Creedmore) are remarkably light kicking rifles and are highly effective on game, I can handle some pretty hefty kicking magnums with no issue but still prefer to hunt with my little sissy kicker, I like watching them drop through the scope.

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Bud, You want to sell the .270, remember??? Just too loud!


The 760/7600 is very popular in the North east. .30-06, .270 it is all good.
It is loud!!!!
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Bud, You want to sell the .270, remember??? Just too loud!


The 760/7600 is very popular in the North east. .30-06, .270 it is all good.
If I give my honest opinion which would be a 243 or 25-06 a lot of people would disagree. Next I would choose the 270!
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In my house we hunt with 8x57, 308 and 30-06. All of them are great on deer and elk. I will sometimes use a 7mag when I think I am going to reach out past 500 yards. I think sometimes and I know I have been guilty of it we look for a better rifle or caliber to make up for our lack of marksmanship. I have seen 2 years in a row my uncle drop elk at 400 yards plus with a 243 one shot...Could I do it no but he has spent 25 years shooting nothing but that rifle...

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If you really don't like loud cartridges forget the high pitched crack of a 243 get a 6.5x55, it is the lowest noise cartridge north of a pistol cartridge carbine that can cleanly take all CXP2 class game at respectable range. Lower pressure driving heavy for caliber bullets at reasonable speed out of a relativity small bore is about the best thing going other then a silencer and sub sonic rounds, it is the only high powered rifle I own that does not ring my ears to shoot without plugs in. In terms of power/recoil it is about like a 30-30 with factory ammo only with vastly better external ballistics and twice the effective range, and despite what you would think ammo is not at all expensive either if you know where to look.
My full power handloads are another story though, I am running hot on the heels of a 264 Win Mag with hefty loads of RL22 in my modern action.

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