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7 Rem. mag vs .270

Does anyone here believe that the 7mm Rem mag has a significant advantage in either range or killing power over the .270 Winchester? I'm not saying it doesn't but I've always thought of the 7 mag as a longer, heavier .270. I'm not sure that there is any animal that I would hunt at any range with a 7mm Mag that I would not also do with a 270 Winchester. I think O'Conner expressed those same feelings in print as well if I remember correctly.
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Re: 7 Rem. mag vs .270

Yea but why use either when you could use a 30-06?

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That's a topic for another day.
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Re: 7 Rem. mag vs .270

You remember correctly. IMO 7mm's in any case is odd. yes the 7x57 was ok in it's day nice re-coil shy deer hunter. Just seems why not a 300 Sav. in those days. Also IMO take a jump like why have .270,.3006. .260,.280 and the 7's. Pick one then just get into the .300's (300rum) Ha Ha or win or weatherby, or (.308norma) HaHa full size not those silly short mags. (what are they) I forgot about the 25.06 how dose that fit in???? Guess if you want plenty of re-loadin fun, want to hunt some chucks, and hunt the thinner skined big game, There's the fit. Real good bullet's of today make for a nice .270 huntin round so I'll pick .270 and nice cause I have Mr. O' Conner's baby already...later
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Re: 7 Rem. mag vs .270

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Yea but why use either when you could use a 30-06?
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Re: 7 Rem. mag vs .270

I use my 7 mm for everything, from
Groundhogs to bear, works good on them all, same bullet too,139
Grain hornady.
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Yea but why use either when you could use a 30-06?
Your kidding, aren't you?
Kidding about what? The total awesomeness and power of the 06? I would never kid about the truth.

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Re: 7 Rem. mag vs .270

Delete, Tom.
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Re: 7 Rem. mag vs .270

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Personally I prefer the 30 calibers also.

However the .284 caliber has some great characteristics. Along with a fantastic selection of bullets. A larger selection than the .277 has(IMO).

I also like the ballistic coefficients and how they mate to the bullet weights. Especially the 175 that is available for the .284, which is not available for the .277.

Personally I see little use for .277 caliber cartridges. Especially the 270. I consider the 270 as a pretty much useless cartridge. BC's are not right for the right sized bullets. I like the .264 and .284 BC's considerably more.

So I see no need for a 270 in my gun safe. Bottom line is simple. If the .277 caliber was a good caliber then you would see alot more cartridges based on the caliber. And bottom line is there is only a couple cartridges based on the .277 caliber, and bullet selection is minimal.

If it wasn't for O'Connor the 270 would be in the grave. And I think his main reason for liking the 270 was so that he could be different. And so that mfrs. could sell more firearms. The 270 in it's best day has never been(even close)comparable to the 30-06. Just an opinion. But I have shot 10's of thousands of both cartridges down range.

Please do not mis-understand my post. The 270 is an adequate deer cartridge. No doubt about that. However it is limited in what it can do. And it is also limited by market forces. So my question is why limit yourself?? Tom.
I kind of like how my .270 limits deer to a short lifespan.
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Re: 7 Rem. mag vs .270

I like the 7mm I have a 7mm wsm and there is more bullets available in 7mm (284) than in .277. The 270 os ok on deer but the 7mm has higher bc. Plus there are many grain weights to choose from in the 7mm.

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