hunting rifle question

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by wicat3, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. wicat3

    wicat3 New Member

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    Hey guys this may sound strange and I think i might get alot of flak for it but here it goes. I bought a weatherby vangaurd in .270 and I thought it would be a good gun but for me i find it to big and almost to much of a kick then i would like. I have since bought a few long guns, one a mossberg lever action .30-30. I am thinking of trading my vanguard in for something in a smaller round closer to the .30-30. I have been looking into a few stevens and savage rifles and would like to invest in something that will last as I am 25 and plan to do alot of hunting. I have looked into the .223 ,.243, 22-250, 23-06, 308. I would also like a left hand model if possible due to right handed works but sucks to be left handed lol. Anyway any help would be great. Im not new to guns just not very fimilar with rifle cartridages.
     
  2. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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    If you got it in 270 weatherby Mag you might try the plain 270 winchester not the 270 WSM. My aunt took 2nd place Boon & Crockett Mtn. Caribou with one.
    It is a lot sweeter shooting, try to rent one at a range or try a buddies first to see if you like the feel.
     

  3. mrb1982

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    I am an advocate of the 22-250. Great round. At 50-60gr. fast, and just barely enough recoil to knock you off target. Second choice would be a 243. Just personal preference.
     
  4. wicat3

    wicat3 New Member

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    yea its a 270 win.
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    For a deer size cartridge with less recoil, a 243 would be a good choice. the 25-06 and the 308 would have recoil the same or more than the 270. I would guess that you were using 130gr. bullets in the 270. If you were using 150 gr. then you could switch to 130's and maybe be happy with what you now own.
     
  6. CreepingDeath

    CreepingDeath New Member

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    You could try a different gun, the stock on those weatherbys arent a great design for recoil, they tend to jump up more than they should for the caliber. 25/06 has alot less recoil than a 270 and is a flat shooting hard hitting round, ive used mine to drop a good 30 red deer most have been one shot bang flops. I now shoot a winchester extreme weather in 270 as my deer gun but got it last week and havnt shot anything with it yet. Its a good idea to decide what game and what range you want to shoot with your rifle dont let recoil dictate your caliber choice, you can tame recoil;) I dont know your legal requirements over there but here in New Zealand we can suppress our rifles or use a muzzle break.
     
  7. wicat3

    wicat3 New Member

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    Well I looked this morning it is 150 gr that i have shot. Im looking into trying a 130 grain and maybe trying my cousins ruger 270. I like the look of the ruger and the size is smaller then what i have. I find the gun to big for me all around but if i can get it to not seem so harsh when i shoot it i would love to keep it. I plan to kill deer with the rifle not much more around here.
     
  8. mrb1982

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    If all you really plan on killing is deer, any one of the smaller calibers will work for you. Muzzle breaks are always an option, a good after market recoil pad could be an option. Also, if you shoot a heavier gun, maybe like a bull barrel or fluted bull barrel, that could help too. Also, something to think about would be if you have access to reloading. I know you can get some 100gr round for a 270, and you could back the powder off on them to decrease some of that recoil and still have plenty of power to shoot deer. I have a 270 and shoot 130gr rounds. There is fair recoil, but I think if you did any of the recommendations for myself and others on this thread, you can manage it and make it work well. The 270 is a great all around round in my opinion. There isn't anything that you are over or under powered to kill with it. Good luck with your decisions.
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    FWIW, take a look at a Kick EEZ sorbothane recoil pad for it before you spend or possibly lose money trading it or swapping your rifle. I put one on a Marlin 1895 45/70 I rehabbed and it felt like shooting a 30-30.

    The link I'm giving you is to a website that's run by a great guy who's a former combat Marine. He is absolutely a man of integrity and he will help you if you ask.

    Link: KICK EEZ recoil pads and products
     
  10. wicat3

    wicat3 New Member

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    Thanks ill try that and dropping the grain to the 130 to see what happens
     
  11. wicat3

    wicat3 New Member

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    CA357 did you do a slip on or one of those pre fit butt stock replacements?
     
  12. Bighead

    Bighead New Member

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    If recoil is part of the problem, I would suggest you consider the .243 of the 7mm-08.
     
  13. wicat3

    wicat3 New Member

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    Im looking at getting a 243 but the next thing is who makes them for a left handed shooter that wont break the bank?
     
  14. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    You left out the left handed shooter part. With that being said, I would work with the .270 you already have. It's a great hunting round. Like others have stated, try a better recoil pad and/or managed recoil cartridges. 130gr will produce less felt recoil than 150gr, but not that much.

    Remington Managed-Recoil Cartridges
     
  15. Rex in OTZ

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    Look in Brownells parts

    I'd suggest getting a soft rubber recoil butt pad fitted by a gunsmith, I'd done that with a 30-06 Savage 110 with very excellent results I'd done mine myself but had help and it looks allot like the top picture but mine has a very soft, almost jelly like feel to it, it tamed the monster, another thing is getting one those kenetic recoil absorbers installed if the rubber pad isn't enuf they are inletted into the buttstock and held in place by the recoilpad.
    PRE-FIT RECOIL PADS - Brownells

    MERCURY RECOIL SUPPRESSOR - Brownells

    COUNTER COIL® RECOIL REDUCER - Brownells
     

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  16. stalkingbear

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    I'd go with a good recoil pad and try some Remington "Managed Recoil" ammo. It only kicks 1/2 what conventional ammo does and will be good on deer out to 200 yards.
     
  17. ChicagoJoe

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    You may also want to consider the 7mm-08. The only downside is the ammunition is expensive compared to more common calibers like 308 or 30-06.