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270 short mag or 7mm short mag

I am going to be buying either of these guns. Can you guys tell me if the 270 sm kicks like a 270? I have a 270 Rem model 760 and that thing kicks like crazy and is not fun to shoot at all. The gun would be for around PA, bear and dear hunting. Tell me what gun you would buy and why
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Re: 270 short mag or 7mm short mag

Well the model 760, 6, 7600's all seems to kick harder than most others rifles due to stock design and a metal or plastic butt pad. Swap out the stocks for synthetic ones with a recoil pad or just add a recoil pad and they are a different gun recoil wise. I have a 7600 carbine in '06 that was very uncomfortable to shoot with the factory non-butt-pad and I put a synthetic stock and cushy pad on it and it is like shooting a .243.
I own a Tikka T-3 in 270wsm and recoil is not bad at all. it is very accurate, flat shooting and I would go after anything with it that I would go after with a 7mm mag or 7mm wsm. Either one would serve you well and is a coin flip in performance. MAYBE if hunting BIG Moose the 7mm might have an advantage with heavier bullets, but then I'd go .30 cal magnum or larger anyway.

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Re: 270 short mag or 7mm short mag

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I am going to be buying either of these guns. Can you guys tell me if the 270 sm kicks like a 270? I have a 270 Rem model 760 and that thing kicks like crazy and is not fun to shoot at all. The gun would be for around PA, bear and dear hunting. Tell me what gun you would buy and why
you shouldn't buy anything, you already have the ultimate PA rifle, a Rem 760 in 270. I also have one.

I also have several other rifles, and the 760 doesn't kick any more than the 30-06, 7mm Mag, 300 RUM, or the 12 ga slug.

You will triple the price of ammo if you don't reload.

But, if you must find another gun, just find one you love, there's basically no differance between a 270 WSM and a 7 WSM.
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Re: 270 short mag or 7mm short mag

If you think your 760 kicks hard in 270 don't even bother looking at either the 270 WSM or the 7mm WSM. With weight being equal both will kick a lot harder than a 270 win.

I find my 760 in 270 rather pleasant to shoot with the blued steel butt plate.

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Re: 270 short mag or 7mm short mag

HOW about neither!!!! All that boom, powder, expensive little fat cases and for what..not much in the balistic advantage, you lucky if it's 150 fps...The cost of factory ammo alone is good enough reason not to buy either. For hunting in PA or most of the USA a good ole' 30/06 in a 760 will take care of just about anything you want at a fraction of the cost of those two. In these days of economics entering into the hunting and shooting world those are just the cold hard facts..everytime I'm at one of the "big stores" I laugh when I see $59.00-$99.00 for a box of twenty shells..it's sad and completely uncalled for, the ammo companies just got ya over a barrel, pardon the pun...rediculous! Heck, these $309.00 rifles, scope and all, like the Savage Edge will work just fine, remember your shooting at a volleyball sized target not benchrest shooting..just not need to spend $1000.00 for a deer rifle.
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Well the model 760, 6, 7600's all seems to kick harder than most others rifles due to stock design and a metal or plastic butt pad. Swap out the stocks for synthetic ones with a recoil pad or just add a recoil pad and they are a different gun recoil wise. I have a 7600 carbine in '06 that was very uncomfortable to shoot with the factory non-butt-pad and I put a synthetic stock and cushy pad on it and it is like shooting a .243.
I own a Tikka T-3 in 270wsm and recoil is not bad at all. it is very accurate, flat shooting and I would go after anything with it that I would go after with a 7mm mag or 7mm wsm. Either one would serve you well and is a coin flip in performance. MAYBE if hunting BIG Moose the 7mm might have an advantage with heavier bullets, but then I'd go .30 cal magnum or larger anyway.

You mean there are small ones?
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Re: 270 short mag or 7mm short mag

If you are concerned with the kick, I would go the other way with a nice 7mm08 or 260!
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Re: 270 short mag or 7mm short mag

I agree, if I had any sort of .270 or .30-06 I wouldn't still be searching for anything. They are both the answer to the question here in PA. Although in the .270's case I'd load the 150's for bear, but that's fine too.
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Well the model 760, 6, 7600's all seems to kick harder than most others rifles due to stock design and a metal or plastic butt pad. Swap out the stocks for synthetic ones with a recoil pad or just add a recoil pad and they are a different gun recoil wise. I have a 7600 carbine in '06 that was very uncomfortable to shoot with the factory non-butt-pad and I put a synthetic stock and cushy pad on it and it is like shooting a .243.
I own a Tikka T-3 in 270wsm and recoil is not bad at all. it is very accurate, flat shooting and I would go after anything with it that I would go after with a 7mm mag or 7mm wsm. Either one would serve you well and is a coin flip in performance. MAYBE if hunting BIG Moose the 7mm might have an advantage with heavier bullets, but then I'd go .30 cal magnum or larger anyway.

You mean there are small ones?
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Well an immature bull or cow moose from Maine or Wyoming is small compared to a mature Alaskan/Yukon Bull moose.

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HOW about neither!!!! All that boom, powder, expensive little fat cases and for what..not much in the balistic advantage, you lucky if it's 150 fps...The cost of factory ammo alone is good enough reason not to buy either.
I get an honest and chronographed 3402-3412fps out of my 270wsm and 130gr TSX bullets. The load is no where near max pressure. I have not been able to come within 150fps of that with any 270win 130gr load. Even the Hornady Super Performance(light magnum replacement) falls 200fps short of 3400fps.
Similar ammo for each is within $4-$8 per box.

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