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Old 11-19-2013, 08:31 AM
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everyone has their favorite(s) calibers ... 270 never was one of mine, but that's why there's a variety. Great caliber though ... 7mm Remington Mag for me for most larger stuff, 25-06, 22-250 are my go-to rounds ... plus I have several others just in case (338 Win Mag, 300 Win Mag, 30-06, 280, 243, 222 Swift, 218 Bee, number of different 22s) ...

Great choice on scope! That's one on my wish list!
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:56 AM
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My 7mm Mag (the first rifle I ever bought) for large stuff and my 280 for all round.

In the last 10 days I have picked up a 25-06, 30-06 and that 270.

Then I have a 300 Ultra Mag for no real good reason...

All these are Browning A-Bolts except the 30-06 it's an X-Bolt.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:29 AM
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:09 PM
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As far as favorites...

My 7mm Mag (the first rifle I ever bought) for large stuff and my 280 for all round.

In the last 10 days I have picked up a 25-06, 30-06 and that 270.

Then I have a 300 Ultra Mag for no real good reason...

All these are Browning A-Bolts except the 30-06 it's an X-Bolt.
Love my Browning A-Bolt 300 WSM.
I'm now looking to swap my 17 y.o. twins over to something different (bolt action). They both shoot Browning BAR's, one a 30-06 and the other 7 mag. Both of the BAR's are Belgium made grade II, so I think it's past time to put them in the gun safe and leave them there for a while. I'm leaning toward 270 and 308 for them.........twins you can't get them the same thing...
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:14 PM
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Whichever one drops from the 7 mag will be somewhat disappointed IMO ... other than giving up the mule type kick on recoil. I was sold on a 7 mag by a Marine sniper instructor in the late 1970s and it's very hard to pick up one of my other rifles for anything whitetail deer size on up to elk. I grew up with the 30-06 and it's very likely the most versatile caliber with the variety of OTS ammo, from 55 grain up to 220 for hunting any type of animal in North America ... I got into much longer range shooting/hunting (500+ yards) is why I switched more to the 7 mag with it's incredibly flat trajectory with still having knock down energy at extreme distances, my 25-06 works fine for the smaller whitetail deer we have in central Texas but so does the 22-250 with hand loads in 63 grain BTSP for that matter. The 270 is close on flatness to the 7 mag but not near the energy retained at distance. Guess thatís why there are so many different calibers made Ö different types & varieties of hunting & shooting.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:25 PM
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Whichever one drops from the 7 mag will be somewhat disappointed IMO ... other than giving up the mule type kick on recoil. I was sold on a 7 mag by a Marine sniper instructor in the late 1970s and it's very hard to pick up one of my other rifles for anything whitetail deer size on up to elk. I grew up with the 30-06 and it's very likely the most versatile caliber with the variety of OTS ammo, from 55 grain up to 220 for hunting any type of animal in North America ... I got into much longer range shooting/hunting (500+ yards) is why I switched more to the 7 mag with it's incredibly flat trajectory with still having knock down energy at extreme distances, my 25-06 works fine for the smaller whitetail deer we have in central Texas but so does the 22-250 with hand loads in 63 grain BTSP for that matter. The 270 is close on flatness to the 7 mag but not near the energy retained at distance. Guess thatís why there are so many different calibers made Ö different types & varieties of hunting & shooting.
choices, choices, choices ... ii have 240 and 270 Weatherby Ultralights ... love the extra powder Roy Weatherby packed in his cartridges ... and as everyone has a .300 something ... i have a 30-378 Weatherby ... that packs a punch!

wish i was hunting right now .....
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:02 PM
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Then I have a 300 Ultra Mag for no real good reason....
Ya, I have a 300 Win Mag lefty bolt just because. Kicks like a mule
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:03 AM
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Whichever one drops from the 7 mag will be somewhat disappointed IMO ... other than giving up the mule type kick on recoil. I was sold on a 7 mag by a Marine sniper instructor in the late 1970s and it's very hard to pick up one of my other rifles for anything whitetail deer size on up to elk. I grew up with the 30-06 and it's very likely the most versatile caliber with the variety of OTS ammo, from 55 grain up to 220 for hunting any type of animal in North America ... I got into much longer range shooting/hunting (500+ yards) is why I switched more to the 7 mag with it's incredibly flat trajectory with still having knock down energy at extreme distances, my 25-06 works fine for the smaller whitetail deer we have in central Texas but so does the 22-250 with hand loads in 63 grain BTSP for that matter. The 270 is close on flatness to the 7 mag but not near the energy retained at distance. Guess thatís why there are so many different calibers made Ö different types & varieties of hunting & shooting.
The one that will be dropping from the 7 mag is built like a stump, but he would still prefer something with a little less kick. Where we hunt, there is rarely a shot over 150 yards. With the distances we shoot at, we could really use any of the calibers discussed in this thread.

A friend has a 270 Weatheby mag with a ported barrel. That thing is sweet to shoot, it kicks about like a 243.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:32 AM
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