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Which brand 270, 308, or 7mm08?

 
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:22 PM
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Which brand 270, 308, or 7mm08?

Ok so I know you all are into custom shop rifles and such but I would sure like some advice geared towards my wants/needs. I dont have a lot of money for custom shop rifles so I want to stick with just your typical brands...remington, savage, browning etc. I am looking to get a new deer rifle with lower recoil. MAX distance shooting would be 250-300 yards (most shots being <150 yards). So which brand and what cailber rifle would you get? Things to consider:

1.) availability of name brand ammo. Here in New york, unless the law is overturned for next year, we will ONLY be able to buy ammo at a store. (no more online sales)
2.) Durability. This will be a woods rifle (might get nocked around) so I was thinking possibly synthetic and maybe stainless?
3.) Recoil...I believe the 270 has lowest recoil and 308 has most but all probably feel similar?

NOTE: I DO NOT intend on modifying the rifle so please dont say buy "this rifle" and then change "this" out and it will be great.
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:51 PM
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Re: Which brand 270, 308, or 7mm08?

Bigeclipse , here is my opinion . I'd sure give the Tikka rifles a look . very seldom , if ever , do I read of a Tikka not shooting well . I agree with stainless / synthetic , this is my choice too. any of these will work well on deer . the 7mm-08 will be the lowest recoil of the three cartridges you mention . I'd guess the 270 and 308 will have more ammo choices on the shelf . here is a recoil chart that might help you in your shopping .

Rifle Recoil Table
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:53 PM
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Re: Which brand 270, 308, or 7mm08?

Within your parameters I would get a Savage 110 of some variation, Winchester M70 or a Remington 700 SPS in .270 Winchester. Put a Leupold VX2 2-7 or 3-9 on it in good, solid mounts and stuff it with Federal Premium ammo with the 150 grain Nosler Partition and call it good for anything up to and including bull elk.

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Old 08-30-2013, 05:02 PM
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Re: Which brand 270, 308, or 7mm08?

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Within your parameters I would get a Savage 110 of some variation, Winchester M70 or a Remington 700 SPS in .270 Winchester. Put a Leupold VX2 2-7 or 3-9 on it in good, solid mounts and stuff it with Federal Premium ammo with the 150 grain Nosler Partition and call it good for anything up to and including bull elk.

Just my $.02

Bob
Exactly. Any rifle you get should be accurate enough to take deer at 300 yards, assuming you know how much drop to account for, etc. I think it is all a matter of personal preference for you. Go grab any off-the-shelf rifle, handle it, see where the safety is, etc. One will grab your attention over the others. As for caliber, I don't think you will be able to tell the difference in felt recoil, so again, personal preference. Good luck!
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:32 PM
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Re: Which brand 270, 308, or 7mm08?

If your concerned about recoil and the ability to shoot 300yds then the 7mm-08 loaded with 120 gr bullets would be a guaranteed winner in the field. It should have high sectional density and Ballistic coefficients compared to other offerings. Savages cheaper offering is called Stevens or if weight is the concern then a off the shelf Rem model 7 will do great. Remember the lighter the rifle the more felt recoil. In the end out of these choices I do not think the deer will really know the difference at 300yds if shot placement is good..Good luck and have fun with your now toy!
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:36 PM
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Re: Which brand 270, 308, or 7mm08?

Definitely the tikka in 7mm08. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:52 PM
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Re: Which brand 270, 308, or 7mm08?

what about variety of ammo between the 270 and 7mm08?
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