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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 12:33 PM
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im 5'4" 140lbs and i shoot a savage in .270 you'll do just fine with that caliber, as for buying new, i agree that you'll get yourself a better deal to find a used gun, more than likely itll be a nicer set up than the one you could afford new.
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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 02:57 PM
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All of my friends shoot big rifles either 30.06, .270, one even shoots a 7mag. I swear by my .243 that I got when I was 16. I have dropped deer at 200-300 yards with it. I have never had to trail a deer because of the smaller caliber. At most they run 10 yards and keel over. Also make sure you get composite. I hate my .270 because even though it looks sweet with its shiny wood finish the damn thing weighs a ton. All my Rifles are Browning. I just dont think you can buy a better gun. Well other than my winchester pigeon grade over and under 20 gauge but this is the rifle section.

Like everyone says its all about the scope. I just got a new Swarovski scope to replace my 15 year old Leupold and was able to take out a beer can at 250 yards with only 1 shot. Im actually thinking about scaling down to an even smaller caliber and using my Wilson Combat AR-15. But I have to use subsonic ammo because of the silencer.

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How about a 7mm-08

Everyone is correct in saying that you will be able to handle a 270 Win shooting 130gr loads. But, if you are at all concerned about recoil you may want to consider getting a 7mm-08. It is just a 308 Win necked down to 7mm. Alot of people are considering it the NEW starter round of choice. It hits harder than a 243 Win on Deer but it doesn't kick very hard. It is also offered in short action rifles that will be 1/2 to 3/4 inch shorter and a little lighter. I have not owned one yet but I did shoot a couple and they don't kick very hard firing 140gr loads.

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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 06:30 PM
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also the 260 rem is a great accurate low recoil round that shoots up to 140 gr.
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post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 08:23 AM
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I take my Rem 700 in .270 out on 95% of all my hunts. Cant go wrong with .270. I can shoot mine all day without recoil being a problem!
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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 08:51 PM
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i'm going to have to go on the opposite side of everyone else and say that you might as well try a higher caliber and see if its too much to handle. i understand you're 14 but you also said you're almost 180. i got my first deer, a doe, when i was in 8th grade with a .308. i got my first buck when i was sixteen with a .308 as well. i only weigh 160 now. i was probably 145 when i got my buck and only around 110 when i got my doe. its all on what you can handle
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You can never go wrong with a 30-06

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post #18 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 10:07 PM
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shooting with to big of a gun, will teach you bad shooting habits. and there is absolutly no reason a .270 could not get the job done. no need to step up to the 30-06 right away. im 29, 5'11", and 220lbs. and i still hunt with a .270. should i hunt with a 45-70 just because i can?
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All of my friends shoot big rifles either 30.06, .270, one even shoots a 7mag. I swear by my .243 that I got when I was 16. I have dropped deer at 200-300 yards with it. I have never had to trail a deer because of the smaller caliber. At most they run 10 yards and keel over. Also make sure you get composite. I hate my .270 because even though it looks sweet with its shiny wood finish the damn thing weighs a ton. All my Rifles are Browning. I just dont think you can buy a better gun. Well other than my winchester pigeon grade over and under 20 gauge but this is the rifle section.

Like everyone says its all about the scope. I just got a new Swarovski scope to replace my 15 year old Leupold and was able to take out a beer can at 250 yards with only 1 shot. Im actually thinking about scaling down to an even smaller caliber and using my Wilson Combat AR-15. But I have to use subsonic ammo because of the silencer.
"Also make sure you get composite. I hate my .270 because even though it looks sweet with its shiny wood finish the damn thing weighs a ton.">>>> just remember with a composite stock you will get a lighter gun,but with a lighter gun you will have more felt recoil.Be sure when you sacrifice one thing for another you know what your getting into.

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.270 all the way I have used this cal all my life from 12 yrs old
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