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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Recoil Question

Hey guys, I'm new to the forum. From NC here. I've been hunting for several years, but have in the recent years became totally addicted to mainly deer, turkey, and rabbit hunting! Here's my question. I have a chance to purchase a 270 by Savage at a fairly reasonable price. My wife from time to time would like to hunt, too, but she's not much on something beating the crap out of her shoulder. It's been a LONG time since I have shot a 270, so I don't remember what the recoil is on them. I know recoil is relative to if the gun is a good fit, a recoil pad, etc. However, I'm just wanting a general opinion, is this gun going to be too hard kicking for her?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 10:02 AM
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the 270 shouldnt have exessive recoil as log as you dont go heavy in bullet weight if you stay with a 130 gr load their will be little felt recoil and more than enough bullet for deer size game my best advice in bullets for you try to find federal fusion ammo ive loaded my own for years and im hear to tell you they are unbeatable right off the shelf you wont ever shoot anything but i garrantee it,good luck
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 01:04 PM
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My thoughts on the Savage 270 for your wife..

You may want to contact a local gunsmith in your area to modify the buttstock length so that the rifle fits her exactly. At the same time you could install a quality recoil pad because they are already trimming the stock. If it fits her she will want to go out to the range and shoot it.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 06:14 AM
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id like to know what type of savage.some of the older ones the stocks were quite clunky and unfinished.i like karl would be concerned with the fit for her.i would let her hold it first and see what she thinks if its gonna be for her.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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It's a new Savage. I believe it's the Savage 100 in 270 caliber. It's nothing fancy, just a composite stock. It may have a small recoil pad on it, but I can't remember, so don't hold me to that.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 08:40 AM
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I have an older Savage in a 270 I think it is the model 110. It has always had more recoil than the 7mm mag that I hunt with now. I have also spoke with several others that shoot a 270 and they have also said that a 270 has more felt recoil than compariable calibers.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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I've found a Savage FXP in 243 caliber for about the same money. I think the 243 has more than enough power to knock down a deer, and will save mine and my wife's shoulder too.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 06:21 PM
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thats a much better round for wife to handle and she will want to shoot it.the 243 is an adequate round for deer,like any caliber shot placement is essential.good luck
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 07:01 PM
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The savage in 243..

I would say that she will be happier with the 243. I would still have the stock shorten to fit her with a new cushy recoil pad installed. Just because the rifle doesn't kick hard doesn't mean that it still won't kick.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 09:03 PM
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the 243 is a great gun my son is 10 yrs old and shoots one i think she will be happy with it and one more thing i'm coming down to nc for a week of deer hunting i don't think it can get much better than hunting in nc we hunt near woodsville
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