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Unread 02-09-2012, 12:09 AM
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7mm rem mag vs. 270 win

I'm looking to by a 7mm remington mag, i have a .270 win. I want to move up because ill be taking longer shots on elk and i can push out to around 700 yards and want to maintain energy at that distance, that being the reason wanting to move to a 7mm rem mag. How is the recoil on the 7mm remington mag as compared to the .270 win, Im wondering because i can get a rifle with a muzzle brake and such to reduce recoil for extra cash so im not flinching because of the recoil, im fine with the .270 win, so again how does it match up?
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    Unread 02-09-2012, 12:47 AM
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    Re: 7mm rem mag vs. 270 win

    There is a recoil calculator here somewhere which can provide numbers to compare.

    I'd guess it's 30 -40% more.

    Personally, I shoot my rifles a lot. Enough to develop a real feal. With a brake, the 7mag is comfortable enough to shoot extensively. Without a brake, the cummulative effects become uncomfortable.

    I would brake it, absolutely.
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    Unread 02-09-2012, 12:52 AM
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    Re: 7mm rem mag vs. 270 win

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    I'm looking to by a 7mm remington mag, i have a .270 win. I want to move up because ill be taking longer shots on elk and i can push out to around 700 yards and want to maintain energy at that distance, that being the reason wanting to move to a 7mm rem mag. How is the recoil on the 7mm remington mag as compared to the .270 win, Im wondering because i can get a rifle with a muzzle brake and such to reduce recoil for extra cash so im not flinching because of the recoil, im fine with the .270 win, so again how does it match up?
    Skip the 7 mag and get a 7stw. The total weight of the gun is a big factor in felt recoil. Flinching or getting a scope in the eyebrow is just poor shooting technic. I don't have a muzzle brake on either of my 458's.

    My advice is to borrow the biggest magnum that you can find and shoot about 20 rounds. Then all little guns like 7 stw are breeze to shoot. I'm not kidding. It is nothing to shoot 300 and 338 mags compared to full on 400 - 510 grain bullets. It is like going from a 3 1/2 inch 12 gauge to a 20 guage
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    Re: 7mm rem mag vs. 270 win

    I have been hunting with a .270win. for several years. I just purchased a7mm rem mag. for the same reason you just posted. I am now saving additional money for a muzzle brake to reduce recoil.
    If you can get one with a brake already installed you should.
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    Unread 02-09-2012, 01:16 AM
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    Re: 7mm rem mag vs. 270 win

    My research says that if you don't place the shot out of either one of those cartridges exactly where it should go you'll leave as many wounded elk in the woods with the 7 as you will with the 270.

    If you're gonna stick a brake on something I'd stick it on at least a 338 Win Mag.
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    Unread 02-09-2012, 01:26 AM
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    Re: 7mm rem mag vs. 270 win

    Member mentioned the 7mm STW, pretty hot round. Take a look at it.

    As far as the 7mm Rem Mag, I personally would break it. Like Grit said, it is going to have considerably more recoil than the 270.
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    Re: 7mm rem mag vs. 270 win

    I'm like Roy. Why not just buy an elk rifle instead of trying to make something very marginal fit. For long range elk get a 338 something. None kick with a brake.
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