ok I'm in a pinch, found 7mm don't know how it compares to .270

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by greeney, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. greeney

    greeney New Member

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    Add the desc implies I have been looking for a 270 preferably but also at 30-06. Anyhow I just got word from a friend that he found a savage 7mm( not sure even of the options other than an -08) for 300 with scope. Can anyone tell me how is anno availability for these and how it compares to a .270. My goal in this search is a gun I can shot long(er) ranges with and be able to kill pretty much any game I encounter. I really want to goop elk hunting eventually. I have a 223 that I can plink out to 500 with so I want to add one bigger to the collection. Thanks guys

    I found its a 7mm magnum!
     
  2. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Excellent cartridge. More power than a 270. Widely available.
     

  3. greeney

    greeney New Member

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    Its a wood stocked, older savage, pre accu trigger with 3-9x40 scope. Ammo pricing and availability is Mt main thing. I can get.270 for about 1$ s round but 7mm is 2$ online. Need stop at wal mart to check apples...
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Stop.

    7 mm WHAT??? These are a BUNCH of different 7mm rounds.

    They do NOT interchange. 7mm mauser, 7mm WSSM, 7mm Mag, etc etc etc.
     
  5. carnestopher

    carnestopher New Member

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    I have a Ruger M77 7mm Rem. Mag. and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Ammo is never too difficult to find but can sometimes get a bit pricey. For me and how I use it, definitely worth the price!
     
  6. greeney

    greeney New Member

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    Its a 7mm mag. only thing I don't want is to pay 2$ per round to go shoot.
     
  7. greeney

    greeney New Member

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    Sweet, I looked at ammotogo. Was going to check Walmart for remingtons which brownells had for the same ball park as 270 and 06. I'm waiting to see the gun and if I like it. I want to get a comp stock for it but don't know the model yet. I'm not that concerned about the accuyrigger but was told that some if the old savages had troublesome triggers
     
  8. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I have an older 110 in 7mmRem Mag, trigger is fine, Rifle is great. Wood stock is better then plastic.
     
  9. greeney

    greeney New Member

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    would you do it do it yourself camouflage job on a Wood stock?
     
  10. greeney

    greeney New Member

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    and I guess the final question is this gun worth $300 dollars with the scope on it. he said it's got about 20 rounds through it
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    No. I'm a wood and steel guy. I do Dura-coat firearms though.
     
  12. arky

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    You said 7 mm Mag but when you described the gun you said not sure of the options other than -08. That to me could mean it is a 7mm-08 which is not a mag but a 308 necked down to 7mm. The 7 mag has more recoil than the 270 and the 7-08 has less. The 7-08 is about a perfect deer hunting round.
     
  13. greeney

    greeney New Member

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    This is the rifle.
    I can't tell if it is an axis or 111!

    Its a magnum, I added that to the end when I found it.
     
  14. greeney

    greeney New Member

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    I guess my hang up now is do I pass and buy a new marlin x7 or is this a good enough deal to get anyhow. With current times a 300 gun is prob worth it either way. I don't know if the axis was even around a few years ago but I also don't know how to identify this one. I should see it tomorrow and look at the barrel.
     
  15. 70cuda383

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    all I can say is that at my local walmart, they've YET to run out of 270. they've had quite a bit of 30-06 too. those are the 2 rifle calibers that they have on the shelf consistently. they have more .270 than they do .22!!
     
  16. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Common misconception, when really there is not a nickles worth of difference between the two...............
     
  17. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    If the wood's nice, leave it be.

    Get it.
     
  18. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    That I would disargree with.

    These are the ballistics both useing 140gr Barnes X boat tail.

    .270 MV 2868fps 300 yards, V= 2188fps, E= 1488fpe
    .7mmRM MV 3058fps 300 yards, V= 2343fps. E= 1707fpe

    Load data using IMR4831 for both. Load data from Barnes.

    They are not the same at all. While the .270 drops below 1500fpe at 300 yards, the 7mm Rem Mag stretches that well past 300 yards.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013
  19. greeney

    greeney New Member

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    Ok it is a 110 model, but I thought that was as law enforcement model (tactical ish) so it is a little older so maybe a free years ago it was a wood stocked model. I guess I'd consider it between the 270 and e3 0-06. Which is ok, its a bird in the hand...going in the morning.