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Old 07-31-2012, 01:06 AM
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Re: Suggestions for stablemate for 270 win

I would recommend a current production Winchester M 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts for the following reasons:

1. The Roberts is a soft shooter, with recoil identical to that of a .243, but is generally believed to be more effective on deer sized game.

2. The Winchester featherweight chambered for .257 Roberts is a long action, giving built in flexibility for a later rifle build if there is a desire to step up to something with more range/punch in the future.

3. Factory ammo is available with choice of conventional cup and core or premium controlled expansion bullets. +P ammo loaded to modern power levels makes a good old cartridge even better, but the availability of ammo loaded to lower power levels allows you to choose even softer shooting ammo, if desired. You may not find it at Wal Mart, but it can be had and there are some good loads being made.

4. There is pretty much NO overlap in terms of what the Roberts brings to the table vs the 270.

I believe the .257 Roberts can be had in a few offerings from Ruger as well. However, even though I consider myself a Ruger fan, I have read pretty consistent complaints about innacuracy in Rugers chambered for the ol' Bob. I don't know if that issue has been fixed or even if there was ever anything to it. Mostly brought that up as an FYI.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:58 AM
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Re: Suggestions for stablemate for 270 win

Of your options I like the 7mm08. With Reminton 140 Accutips, or 140 Nosler Ballistic Tip ammo, my Remington R-25 will hold .5 MOA out to 500 yards and have sufficient energy to handle large game. Ammo is readily available. I would also consider a 308. With a decent pad, recoil isn't much more than the options you are considering, extremely accurate, ammo everywhere, and plent of energy.
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My research and options have led me towards a 7mm-08. Seems like a good combination with a 270 and is a light shooter as well. I can always add a muzzle brake and limbsaver to make it shoot a little lighter and possibly getmitmdown near a 243 from a recoil perspective. The 25-06 is tempting but it has similar advantages and disadvantages to a 270.

Now I just need to find out which eye is my son's dominant eye. I am a righty but shoot lefty because of I am left eye dominant.

I am leaning towards a Ruger M77 but also considering an x-bolt as I have a soft spot for Brownings. But I like the added weight on the Ruger to make it softer shooting.

Any other thoughts from anyone?

I'd go with a youth model remmington if it were me. However of your choices I'd go x bolt. Rugers are a decent gun but I think the x bolt is better. Plus on a ruger the trigger is guaranteed to be hard as a rock. That won't be good for the young shooter. Of course you could always replace that.
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I'd go with a youth model remmington if it were me. However of your choices I'd go x bolt. Rugers are a decent gun but I think the x bolt is better. Plus on a ruger the trigger is guaranteed to be hard as a rock. That won't be good for the young shooter. Of course you could always replace that.

+1

The advantages of the Mod 7 or the short action Remington is parts availability, if you ever decide
to customize the rifle.

The Model 7 Comes in a youth model and with several different typs of stocks.(composite, Laminate
and walnut.

The model 7 Has the same length magazine as the short action but the action is 1/2" shorter making
it very compact.

Just my opinion

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Re: Suggestions for stablemate for 270 win

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I would recommend a current production Winchester M 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts for the following reasons:

1. The Roberts is a soft shooter, with recoil identical to that of a .243, but is generally believed to be more effective on deer sized game.

2. The Winchester featherweight chambered for .257 Roberts is a long action, giving built in flexibility for a later rifle build if there is a desire to step up to something with more range/punch in the future.

3. Factory ammo is available with choice of conventional cup and core or premium controlled expansion bullets. +P ammo loaded to modern power levels makes a good old cartridge even better, but the availability of ammo loaded to lower power levels allows you to choose even softer shooting ammo, if desired. You may not find it at Wal Mart, but it can be had and there are some good loads being made.

4. There is pretty much NO overlap in terms of what the Roberts brings to the table vs the 270.

I believe the .257 Roberts can be had in a few offerings from Ruger as well. However, even though I consider myself a Ruger fan, I have read pretty consistent complaints about innacuracy in Rugers chambered for the ol' Bob. I don't know if that issue has been fixed or even if there was ever anything to it. Mostly brought that up as an FYI.
I have a ruger m77 classic in 257 roberts and i am shooting the 80 grain Barnes ttsx with groups at 3/4 MOA or better. I love every thing about the 257 Roberts. I even prefer it over my 7mm-08.
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Re: Suggestions for stablemate for 270 win

at one time Howa had a youth rifle in 7mm/08 that came with an extra Houge stock for an adult when for when he grows up, not sure if they still offer it though
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Re: Suggestions for stablemate for 270 win

My first thought was a 260 until I read that you do not reload.

My vote is for one you didn't mention and that is 6mm Remington. Personally, I don't know how recoil sensitive your son is and frankly, I think once you get into the bigger bullets on a 7-08 it may just kick almost as hard as a 270 with a 110 bullet in it.

Have you considered that? I don't know about availability of factory ammo in the 270 with a 110 Barnes TSX or TTSX but I can tell you it kicks like a BB gun. I'm sure you can find ammo online, just like for the 6mm Remington above. Look here:

6MM REMINGTON : Ammunition To Go

For recoil, I say 6mm Remington. It's a bit bigger than a 243 and never got the attention it deserves. 2nd is the 260. I think the 7-08 is just getting too close to the 270. Finally, consider a 270 with a 110 solid pill. We love them. We've killed a pile of muleys, pronghorn, and whitetails with that combo. Natchez has this combo available in Federal ammo:

Federal PremiumŪ Vital-ShokŪ - .270 Win. 110gr Barnes TSX 20/Box - Natchez Shooters Supplies

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