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Old 11-24-2015, 08:29 PM
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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.
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by salukipv1 View Post
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.
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Old 11-25-2015, 03:08 AM
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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
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:53 AM
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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.
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Old 11-26-2015, 07:31 AM
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When do I need say a .300 win mag/wsm over a .270 for elk?
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Old 11-26-2015, 12:59 PM
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I shoot a 280 in a model 700 mountain rifle . It's light weight and very accurate.
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Old 11-26-2015, 02:55 PM
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:11 PM
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Classic cartridge guy.....................

Love them all !

But no short mags for me !!!

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Old 11-27-2015, 05:18 AM
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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.
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Old 11-27-2015, 06:50 AM
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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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