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Old 02-03-2019, 01:03 PM
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I agree with elkman30 about the recoil pad. I don't like recoil and have a limbsaver on my 30-06, it cushions the recoil to a point that it is not noticeable. I will not shoot at a game animal(deer only) past 300 yards measured with a range finder and a 3-9 Leupold scope. If the deerl is moving I usually do not shoot unless they are very close. Tracking down a wounded deer is not my cup of tea.
My son has a 25-06 Marlin bolt action(X7?), he loves it. He also only uses it for deer hunting.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:41 AM
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https://ronspomeroutdoors.com/blog/6...70-winchester/

damn informative link, and it shows the importance of selecting the correct barrel and twist rate.
a 1 in 8.5:1 twist rate on a 270 would allow it to compete to well past 1000 yards with a longer range and higher ballistic coefficient bullet design.

http://bergerbullets.com/twist-rate-calculator-3/

http://bergerbullets.com/product/270...-elite-hunter/





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Old 02-04-2019, 06:48 AM
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Here are the usual twist rates for most of the popular rifle calibers.
.17 HMR = 1 in 9"
.22 Long Rifle = 1 in 16"
.222 Remington = 1 in 14"
.223 Remington = 1 in 12" (varmint rifle)
.223 Rem./5.56mm NATO = 1 in 7" (AR-15)
.22-250 Remington = 1 in 14"
.243 Winchester = 1 in 10"
6mm Remington = 1 in 9"
.240 Wby. Mag. = 1 in 10"
.25-06 Remington = 1 in 10"
.257 Wby. Mag. = 1 in 10"
6.5x55 Swedish Mauser = 1 in 7.5"
.260 Remington = 1 in 9"
.264 Win. Mag. = 1 in 9"
.270 Winchester = 1 in 10"
.270 WSM = 1 in 10"
.270 Wby. Mag. = 1 in 10"
7x57 Mauser = 1 in 9"
7mm-08 Remington = 1 in 9.25"
.280 Remington = 1 in 9.25"
7mm WSM = 1 in 9.5"
7mm Rem. Mag. = 1 in 9.25"
7mm Wby. Mag. = 1 in 10"
.30 Carbine = 1 in 16"
.30-30 Winchester = 1 in 12"
.308 Winchester = 1 in 12"
.30-06 Springfield = 1 in 10"
.300 WSM = 1 in 10"
.300 Win. Mag. = 1 in 10"
.300 Wby. Mag. = 1 in 10"
7.62x39 Soviet = 1 in 10" (Ruger)
.303 British = 1 in 10"
.32 Win. Spec. = 1 in 16"
8x57 JS Mauser = 1 in 9.25"
.338 Win. Mag. = 1 in 10"
.340 Wby. Mag. = 1 in 10"
.357 Mag. = 1 in 16"
.35 Remington = 1 in 16"
.35 Whelen = 1 in 16"
.350 Rem. Mag. = 1 in 16"
.375 H&H Mag. = 1 in 12"
.378 Wby. Mag. = 1 in 12"
.416 Rem. Mag. = 1 in 14"
.416 Wby. Mag. = 1 in 14"
.44 Rem. Mag. = 1 in 20"
.444 Marlin = 1 in 20"
.45-70 Govt. (Marlin and Ruger rifles) = 1 in 20"
.450 Marlin = 1 in 20"
.458 Win. Mag. = 1 in 14"
.460 Wby. Mag. = 1 in 16"

Not all rifle barrels of the same caliber have the same twist rate.
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:35 AM
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yeah know many of you guys are recoil intolerant,

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Old 02-04-2019, 07:38 AM
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yeah, I know many of you guys are recoil intolerant,
but have you considered what you might do with a 340 wby and a bullet designed to carry some kick butt energy to the target?
it seems to me that 250 grains hitting the target at 1000 yards with 600 more ft lbs has advantages




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Old 02-15-2019, 03:55 AM
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To the OP,

It would be really nice if you would close the loop and tell everyone what you bought and you impressions of it.
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