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Old 07-18-2009, 10:27 PM
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Re: Another Which Cal ????

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.270wsm without question. Because it is a rem 700. If the 7mm rm was a rem 700, the choice would be tougher (much tougher).

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Old 07-19-2009, 12:49 AM
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Re: Another Which Cal ????

+1 for the 270
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:30 PM
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Re: Another Which Cal ????

Either the 270 or the 308.

Of course I would lean towards the 308 but I am biased there.

As a side point, running 190 Berger VLD's, You will have more energy at 800 yards than the 270 running 150's (about 100 pounds). The difference in windage is between 3 and 4" at 10 MPH to the 270's favor.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:47 AM
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Re: Another Which Cal ????

My first choice would be to sell the Ruger and get a M700 in 7 mag. Second choice would be to shoot the 270WSM till the bbl burns out, then rebarrel in 7mm WSM. It's hard to get excited about the 308, especially when you look at the BCs of the 7mm's.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:54 AM
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Re: Another Which Cal ????

What a great problem you have. Most people getting into this game don't have a rifle and are trying to choose one. You have three and want to know which one to start with....short answer, work with ALL of them! You have two great platforms from which to start.

1. 308 - awesome long range rifle and it will take 5000+ rounds before the barrel is burned out. Loaded right, (take Michael's advice here) the heavier bullets will carry the energy better to 6-800 yards. Personally, I shoot 175vld's in my 308. It 1000lbs of retained energy to 675 yards.

2. 270wsm - another awesome long range caliber. Loaded with 140grain bullets at 3200fps, this bullet has 1000lbs. of retained energy to 800 yards. The downside of the short-mags is that they are barrel burners.

(as a rule of thumb, I consider a mininum of 1000lbs. of retained energy the benchmark of energy required to cleanly kill deer with a well placed shot)

3. Ruger 7mm mag. That 7 mag is an awesome cartridge, it's just in the wrong rifle. I agree with earlier advice, sell this rifle because of the limited aftermarket parts available. Then use the funds gained from the sale to improve your remaining two rifles.

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Old 07-25-2009, 03:11 PM
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Re: Another Which Cal ????

Selling the ruger outright is too upgrade the 308 and 270 wsm is a great idea. Use the extra money for better stock,bedding, trigger job/trigger replacement, and better optics. Or, better yet, take along range shooting class!

What kind of stocks do the 700s have? Boyds just came out with their Ross featherweight thumbhole laminates. At only 2.5 lbs and a flattened front for shooting off bags they look like a great deal,especially for $105 unfinished. Glss and pillar bend and you have the start of a great platform.
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:32 PM
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Re: Another Which Cal ????

or you could sell two and really do up one rifle. or sell them all and do a totally custom build or a remington ti in 280.
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