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I think it is kind of funny. My .270 is short and everyone who handles it says, "wow this is so small and light". However it weighs 8.4 pounds with scope and sling. It must be a psychological thing. I find it to be pleasing to carry and shoot. With 140 grain rounds, the recoil is about like my .243.
 

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Come clean for us. We know it's a 270 Win, what is the action type(probibly bolt), what is the Manufacturer, what model, and what is the barrel length now. I also like short rifles that have some mass to them.

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It is a Rossi Wizard with a 23" barrel. The over-all is only 38.5" though. The break action makes it short. The recoil pad helps tame down the felt kick as well. It is the same idea as the TC Encore, but with the more traditional break design.

 

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The only problem is that when the chamber is empty they are truely empty.
To me that is one of the good things about single shots. Once that gun goes off, I know for sure that it is safe. I teach my kids gun safety using single shots then progress to repeaters. I've met some adults who should still be using single shots. They are real careful until after they pull the trigger and then their adrenaline gets the best of them and they tend to forget where that barrel is pointing.

It takes longer to chamber a second shot in a break action, but it is faster to load than most empty bolt actions. I hunt with the rifle empty in my truck. If I see a target while driving through the woods I can stop, get out of the truck and load my rifle faster than my hunting buddies who are still pushing rounds down into the drop box.

One shot is all you get most of the time, and is really all you should need. It helps keep you "honest" when choosing your shot. For protection during a hunt I carry a S&W .357 magnum on my hip so I don't need the extra rounds in the rifle for that.

Just my opinions...
 
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