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tired of biased opinions on calibers

i just got done reading a artical on the 7mm mag vs the 270 win..lol..just another story void of facts...and biased opinion..why is it some writers can't just state the facts?..in the artical the writer stated the 7mm mag has no real advantage over the 270...he went on to list some published velocity's.. it was a joke...for one thing..you need to accept a caliber for what it is, not what you want it to be...if you take a short barreled 7 mag and load it up with some faster burning powders, then no it's not going to give you much advantage..but your taking a fine caliber and handicapping it..it doesn't do well with short barrels and fast burning powders...if that's what your after..then get a 270 win a fine caliber with low recoil and excellent velocity's in shorter barrels...BUT!!!...if your like me and (i really don't think a longer barrel like 26" is a handicap) and realize as far as weight your talking mere ounces more..i think rem 700 is like 7.3 vs 7.5 big deal!!..not enough to concern me...and you take that 7mm mag and load it with some of today's slower powders and push it through a 26" tube like it was intended to be used, there is NO!! 270 on the face of GOD's green earth that can touch it...period i cannot figure out why guy's wine and moan that a 270 or 280 is as good as a 7mm mag or a 30-06 is as good as a 300 win or weatherby ect..(performance wise)...you often hear statements like the game won't know the difference.. and i agree that for the most part is true. but that still doesn't change the facts that a 7mm mag will smoke a 270.or 280..or a 300 mag will smoke a 30-06.. or a 270 will smoke a 6.5 swede or 260...la dee da dee da..lol..and it goes on and on ..lol..yea the mags burn more powder..yea they take longer barrels yea they weigh a couple ounces more...and yea they kick harder...but if it's performance you want..that's what it takes...why can't we just accept calibers for what they are?
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Re: tired of biased opinions on calibers

agree!!!

Im just as tired of the "all you need" remarks. Some people dont understand that many of us buy a certain chamber because of its performance, not because of how light it is(if a few ounce makes a carrying difference, then thats your problem, not ours), cheap it is too shoot, or grandpa had one.

each one is different and serves the purpose it was made!
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Re: tired of biased opinions on calibers

how bout it.if you like it shoot it.i just got into that yesterday,257 rob vs 25-06 ai,some people just dont get it...
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lol..yea forgot about the old 257 rob vs the 25-06 argument. or the 25-06 vs the 257 wby..lol..
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Re: tired of biased opinions on calibers

While we all have our favorites, it is interesting reading when members disagree. I am an owner of and user of a .300 Win. I love it but also use an /06 and a .270. I do not put down other rounds if guys have faith in them so be it. Personally I love the big bang of my .300 and have since very early in 1972.

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oh hey..jim stemler.. just noticed you posted 25-06 ai...you got one?..been thinking of building one..give me a pm if you do...like to hear your opinion on it.
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Re: tired of biased opinions on calibers

Beware the Man who Shoots and Loads for One Rifle.

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Beware the Man who Shoots and Loads for One Rifle.
He's either on welfare or he's bored as crap !..With so many rifles and cartridges to chose from these days, why get stuck on one if you don't have to...It's not like marriage!
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I agree - you started your statement with just got done reading an article. That right there is the problem - I stopped getting all the mags and reading these things as it very much became reading the same things over and over. I actually don't believe some of these guys even believe what they are writing but just take an approach for something to write about - after all they have to keep the paychecks coming. Anytime you get in a public forum everyone has an opinion. I agree with Ken - with so many choices why get stuck on one- I use first whatever I think appropriate for the situation and second if more than one fits - whichever of the suitable strikes my mood for that hunt. Love the 7 mag - one of my all time favorites.
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