Originally Posted by cva54
goofycat I did the new rifle thing right before deer season 2 weeks to get exact 7mm rem mag. Went to my range the best it did was 4" at 100 I will never buy a weatherby agine! Went back were I got it and did a store trade same cal but a 700 SPS camo and stainless. Now I got 2 day to set it up went back to range 5 shots later hitting a MOA thats better! I also got a .06 so bucking the wind is coverd. As for rifles I looked at savage real hard but the barrle was to short (4 me) I dont know mutch about powder YET but I did know that the barrle lenght is inporant on mags (am i right ?) I got some work to do to it triger job piller bedding dont want to float this one. My .06 is awsom sub MOA 1" square at 200 cold bolt done a lot of work on this 1 it is a 721 biuld in 1951 with triger job cut and recrowned 22" lap bolt lugs adjusted head space. droped it in a 700 BDL stock with hinged floor plate. Nice conversation peace and a wast of monney. But still not done with it piller bedding. OOPS sorry got off track. So U think 270 is to big for coyote
A .270 is fine for coyotes, as long as you don't mind not wanting to save the pelt. It is also a good caliber (as are several others) for hunting larger animals. For instance, a .223 is IMO too small for deer, but okay for coyotes, whereas a .270 is fine for both animals. Therefore, if you are hunting deer and happen to get a shot a coyote, this is the rifle to have. Not so with the smaller caliber, even though some hunters would feel otherwise.
I prefer a smaller centerfire caliber for coyotes, but my .22-250 weighs 14 pounds (with scope), so it is a little unwieldy for any long-distance walking. It is a heavy-barreled bench rest rifle....very accurate in .22-250, but it is a single-shot, not a semi-auto. I have had no problems using the single-shot for coyotes because I choose my shots carefully and wait until they stop or at least moving slowly enough for on-shot hits. I don't miss often.
I would like to purchase an AR-15 type rifle, but California has virtually outlawed them, erroneously thinking that such a law will lower the crime rate and prevent nutcases from mass murder. But that is another story.
4" MOA is quite excessive in my opinion for a 7 mag. I would have checked the scope mounts for tightness and even might have changed scopes, then checked the torque on the screws that attach the action to the stock. It sounds to me like something was loose. If you found nothing, you might have had a gunsmith do a cursory check on the gun before you decided to give it up. It sounds to me that the problem might have been easy to find.