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Old 10-11-2020, 10:33 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I hunted with a 270 for a long time. No issues. Ive had a 260 for several years. Ruger M77 MkII compact stainless. Bought it for my wife, girlfriend at the time years ago. Have let a few friends and youth borrow it. Last year I started using it because of its size, and weather resistant capabalities to pack on with me climbing and hunting public lands. Killed a buck with it and was well pleased with results, so ill be taking it again this year. I still use the 270 but I did a nice makeover on it 2 years ago nice fiberglass stock, scope, phenomonal trigger job. its pretty much reserved as box stand gun or anywhere I need a little more range and don't have a walk that will possibly have me dropping it in the mud. its got the bigger scope between the 2 so food plots or anywhere Im not stuck in the timber I take it but its rare. The 270 is one of my favorites, I don't knock people who shoot 30-06 or other calibers but for me the 270 recoil is very very manageable, almost non existent, my particular rifle shoots very easily and accurate, and I think most people could take it and shoot it well. I love it. its killed many deer. im sure if I made a subpar shot It could be difficult to recover the deer, but im fairly conservative with the shots I take.....and ive let a lot of deer get away from or live over the years because of it.
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Old 10-12-2020, 01:28 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Best friend started using an X-Bolt 7MM "Mangleum" exclusively last year at age 74. Touts it as the Hammer of Thor with all deer shot DRT. Used BAR .'06 for years, but wanted something that was more accurate and had more reach here and in the Rockies. Think he found both in the "Mangleum".
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:29 AM   #23 (permalink)
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my caliber of choice is the 243 and the 7mm-08
all I need, does the job if I do my part
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
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If I rifle hunt most times I take my daughter 7mm-08. I love that caliber. Next up on the list is my 300SAUM.
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Old 10-25-2020, 11:38 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Grew up using a 270. My dad used a 308 and when he passed I inherited his 308. Been using it ever since.
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Old 01-05-2021, 01:41 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Back in the day 70's & 80's I killed everything on this Continent (sheep, goat, bear, moose, elk, deer) with a 7 mm Mag. The 90's I started lighting up. 270 then on down. My favorite now is a 204 Ruger. Wish I had'n sold my 220 Swift!
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:18 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I grew up using a Ruger M77 Mark II .270 shooting Federal 130 gr BTSP. I later changed over the 130 gr. Barnes TTSX. Few years ago, I purchased a Bergara B14 Hunter 6.5 Creedmoor and shoot Hornaday Precision Hunter 143 gr. in it and this has become what I carry the majority of my hunts. Three years ago, I started my oldest girl and purchased a CVA Hunter .243 shooting Barnes 80 gr. TTSX. After seeing several deer taken with her .243, I fell in love with the caliber. I recently purchased a Bergara Ridge .243 and will shoot the Barnes 80 gr. TTSX in it also.
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Old 01-10-2021, 12:38 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Well, as it has turned out, my new caliber of choice is the one I bought (or had) ammunition for before 2021!
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