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Old 10-27-2010, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by rdrader2002 View Post
Remington makes "managed recoil" rounds in many different calibers and are worth checking out. .270 is a fine round for just about anything in North America.
I wouldn't recommend managed recoil ammunition to anyone for anything, groundhogs even laugh at managed recoil ammo.

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The .270 has some fairly stout recoil which wouldn't be ideal for a woman as it can cause bad shooting habits, such as flinching and jerking the trigger.
the original poster, lesnyder79, mentioned the .308 which has much greater kick than the .270,
If lesnyder79 can handle calibers in the .308 range, the .270 would be a prefect choice to use.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:29 AM
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i think the 270 or 7mm/08 would be ideal.If she did pursue elk than shot placement would be critical and bullet choice would need to researched.Both of these calibers have killed plenty of elk.try and find a good stout rifle of 7pnds or more,avoid a lightweight for her.this will help manage the recoil for her.some suggestions rem 700,savage american classic,thompson icon,weatherby vanguard,.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:53 PM
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maybe try 270 or 280 the 270 ammo is everywhere my wife shoots my 270 with 150 grain core lokt by remington
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:48 PM
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I would go with a 308. You can get great ammo selection, and can find it almost anywhere. You can always get a recoil pad if it too much. Or go with a 270 with a premium bullets and the 270 will drop them also. Good luck.
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