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salukipv1 11-24-2015 09:29 PM

Non-magnum lovers...?
 
Any non magnum lovers out there?

Curious what your Antelope-Deer-Elk setups consist of?

Kind of thinking what can't you do with a .243win and .270win?

When do I need say a .300 win mag/wsm over a .270 for elk?

Also thinking a 6.5lbs 270 sounds more fun than a .300wsm 6.5-7.5lbs rifle.

Exophysical 11-24-2015 11:08 PM


Originally Posted by salukipv1 (Post 4230052)
Any non magnum lovers out there?

Curious what your Antelope-Deer-Elk setups consist of?

Kind of thinking what can't you do with a .243win and .270win?

When do I need say a .300 win mag/wsm over a .270 for elk?

Also thinking a 6.5lbs 270 sounds more fun than a .300wsm 6.5-7.5lbs rifle.

I've never found a need for magnums. I've used the .270, 30-06, and .308 to take deer, moose and elk at ranges up to 300 yards. I preferred the .270 by a small amount. If I were to go up in caliber it would be to something like a .338-06 or a 35 whelen, possibly a 350 rem mag.

bikerman9967 11-25-2015 04:08 AM

im a big 270 fan. have shot many deer with them that never made a step after impact. i also own .300 win mags. biggest advantage is the 300 can give you a little more distance over the 270. ballistics they fly almost the same

flags 11-25-2015 05:53 AM

I've shot a 7mm mag for years but lately I find myself enjoying a couple of non-magnum metrics: 6.5x55 Swedish in a Rem Model 700 Classic, 6.5x54 MS in a model 1903 Mannlicher Schoenauer carbine and a 9.3x62 in a CZ model 500 American.

jerry d 11-26-2015 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by salukipv1 (Post 4230052)
Any non magnum lovers out there?


When do I need say a .300 win mag/wsm over a .270 for elk?

When youre on the internet

BRUSE 11-26-2015 01:59 PM

I shoot a 280 in a model 700 mountain rifle . It's light weight and very accurate.

Bocajnala 11-26-2015 03:55 PM


Originally Posted by jerry d (Post 4230306)
When youre on the internet

Yep
-Jake

Sheridan 11-26-2015 07:11 PM

Classic cartridge guy.....................

Love them all !

But no short mags for me !!!

MudderChuck 11-27-2015 06:18 AM

Anything I can't fire more than a few rounds from, in the prone position, I lose interest fast.

I call it "kill in front and cripple behind". Maybe I need some more meat on my shoulders?

I borrowed a 7mm mag from a buddy just to see how I liked it. I fired maybe six rounds from the prone position and my arm was numb. Guess I'm just a wuss.

bronko22000 11-27-2015 07:50 AM

I'm also a fan of non-magnums. My favorite rifles are .270, 30-06 and 7-08 in that order. Except when I want to hit with authority at close range than I reach for my .45-70 with heavy handloads. With either one of these I can tackle anything on this continent and most in Africa.


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