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7Mm Mag Or 270

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I now own a 7mm rem mag and I like it but I'm thinking about getting a 270 which one is better. I like my mag but thinkkng about the 270 because I can drop down from a 90 grain shell to a 280 grain. Does anyone have any advice on these

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It really depends on the use. Obviously the 7 mag has more range and killing power, but do you need it? Both are flat shooters and the the 7 is pretty popular among elk hunters in OR, but many consider it borderline.

I have no idea what you mean by 90 grain shell and 280 grain?

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I mean I can go from a 90 grain she'll all the way up to a 280 grain if I want. But want something we're when I shoot the deer I won't but a big hole in it and ruin a lot of meat from brusing. But agin I also want something that we're if I see that big buck across the field at 300 yards I want to be able to reach out and drop It

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if you're gonna try and shoot a big buck at 300 yards you better stick with the 7. if you might be varmit hunting at some point go with the 270. i shoot the 270 and have noticed the deer don't drop as fast as i would like even with a good kill shot. Seems like they can still run a ways before falling dead.

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Look at the ballistics of the cartridge you are shooting and see how it performs. Look at the loss of energy and drop at longer distances and you will have your answer.

7mm Mag is pretty stout for deer around here. Who says you have to replace it, there is no law that I know of that only allows you to own one rifle.

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Dad has taken moose. Grizzly bear, elk, caribou and a pile of deer with his Browning Abolt 7mm mag. i purchased my own Abolt this past fall and thought I wanted the 7mm, but ended up stickng with a .270. A 130gr .270 round worls great on deer and coyotes.

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"I mean I can go from a 90 grain she'll all the way up to a 280 grain if I want"

I'm guessing you mean 180 grain. I have been loading ammunition for over 40 years, and even though 270 Winchester is not one that I load, I have never seen a .277 bullet that weighed 280 grains.

The 270 is capable of 300 yard shots, if you do your part. The 7MM Remington Magnum having a flatter trajectory just makes it a little easier.

My open field deer rifle is a custom built Remington 700 in 7MM Remington Magnum. I use factory ammo for hunting because I haven't been able to beat Remington® Premier® Scirocco™ 150 grain with any load I have developed. Zerowed 1 3/4" high @ 100 yards it is dead on at 200, and less than 6" low at 300. It will consistently shoot a 3/4 MOA, 5 shot group at 100 yards.

Quite pricey ammo, but I don't shoot that much of it, and I haven't found anything close to it in performance. Both in accuracy, and terminal ballistics. Even at ranges under 100 yards these bullets stay together, not blow up, and come apart like I have had with Nosler Ballistic Tip.

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