Which rifle do I take to deer camp?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Timnterra, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Timnterra

    Timnterra Well-Known Member

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    It’s finally here! Deer season is this weekend and I’m not sure which rifle I should take. I just confirmed drops on my 270 loaded with 150lrab at 2800 and my 6.5 creedmoor loaded with 140 eldm at 2650 FPS. Both are dialed in out to 700yds. It doesn’t really matter which one I take neither is nostalgic and I haven’t killed deer with either yet. I just haven’t been able to decide.
     
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  2. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    Take them both and switch out every day your in the field.
     
  3. xsn10s

    xsn10s Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm I'd lean towards the 270 win. But whichever you shoot the best is the one. Or whichever you feel more confident with.
     
  4. 26Reload

    26Reload Well-Known Member

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    Flip a coin....
     
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  5. NDFarmboy1

    NDFarmboy1 New Member

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    I would use the .270, but what is a creedmoor, sounds
    like just a fancy fashion caliber ? Why bother with that.
     
  6. the hunter

    the hunter Well-Known Member

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    Take both, if you cant just take the one that shoots better, handles better, carries very well. And good luck.
     
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  7. Timnterra

    Timnterra Well-Known Member

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    Both are shooting equally well. The 270 is lighter but also has more recoil
     
  8. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Took a deer this year for the first time with a 6.5 CM with a 140 AMax. Shot the CM for a few years now at targets but just decided to use it for deer this year. It works really well. Of course the 270 will work well, but the CM will too and with less recoil. If you haven't taken game with it yet, use it and get the stink off of it.
     
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  9. 7mmag

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    I’d feel comfortable with either sounds like you can make very long shots and have done your work. Good luck happy hunting
     
  10. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    Both. $h!t happens. I've dropped my rifle before during a hunt, went back and had my back up in my truck. Over prepared is always better than underprepared.
     
  11. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    And here I was having some respect for the OP and he goes and drops a boring round like the .270 and then THE fanboy cartridge aka 6.5 creedmoor on us. I say burn the rifles and bring a .375 cheytac doped out 3 miles and you should be good!

    Jk...what’s stopping you from bringing both? Leave one in the truck or at camp in case the other rifle has issues.
     
  12. xsn10s

    xsn10s Well-Known Member

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    I originally said I'd lean with the 270 win. But I was taught on essential items two is one, one is none. If you can secure your backup.
     
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  13. 35 Whelen

    35 Whelen Well-Known Member

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    I am a 270 fan, but I think the guys that say take both are right. What's the point in having 2 rifles if your not going to use them.
     
  14. Buck Buster

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    The one that you have the most confidence in ! That is a big part of being successful, having confidence ! Good luck !
     
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