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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    'cause you were too busy looking in the mirror, "Do you think 'John' will like me in this outfit?"
    "HELP. I need backup".





    Anyone out there?


    And his name is Pete.....ok, it's Pete. Not John, Pete

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    All good...I load my 270 with different pills and charges so that one has similar ballistics to 25-06 and the other similar to 257 roberts. Still can crank a std 130gr load and they are all in line with the bob type load 2.5 inches lower.

    Get something and shoot it heaps and play with loads if its of interest.

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    Spot on munsey. I bought my 270 for cheeeap as no one wants them.
    Narrative. "270s are shit" suits me fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oraki View Post
    "HELP. I need backup".





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    And his name is Pete.....ok, it's Pete. Not John, Pete

    You just back it on up cowboy, I'm sure there is another 270 owner right behind you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    You just back it on up cowboy, I'm sure there is another 270 owner right behind you.
    They're just sorting out the last of the 243 and 7 08 boys. [gulp, I've just upset another 'band of happy hunters']
    They'll be here soon
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    @oraki, did you hear about how @gadgetman shoots a big bad 7mmRM but his daughter can outshoot him with a 243? True story
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    @oraki, did you hear about how @gadgetman shoots a big bad 7mmRM but his daughter can outshoot him with a 243? True story
    Just curious, but that tumble he had when he went with you, did he break a heel off his shoe, or was the gun just to big for him and he over balanced

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    Quote Originally Posted by oraki View Post
    Just curious, but that tumble he had when he went with you, did he break a heel off his shoe, or was the gun just to big for him and he over balanced
    More likely that his head was slightly enlarged, upsetting his balance, happens to a lot of "7mm" guys when they are in the presence of a 270, nerves kick in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    @oraki, did you hear about how @gadgetman shoots a big bad 7mmRM but his daughter can outshoot him with a 243? True story
    Shows how mighty the 243 is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    More likely that his head was slightly enlarged, upsetting his balance, happens to a lot of "7mm" guys when they are in the presence of a 270, nerves kick in
    Yes. Must keep the butt cheeks well clenched in the presence of a 270 owner, just in case they get too excited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    2506 with 117 Sierra Prohunters puts down large bodied Tahr at and past 400 quite comfortably, deer are much easier to kill - fills the criteria set.

    A short barrelled 270 in a light rifle will boot, a long barrelled 2506 in a medium weight rifle will not, reverse that and the recoil will be similar, lots of variables, but a newbie would be well served by .243 to learn rifle handling and use skills.
    Tahr at 400+m - really? Every time?

    I have had a .25-06 for over 10 years and load my own, so have a good feel for what it can and can't do. For large deer I can think of probably 20 chamberings that are far more suitable at those ranges. Unless the barrel is at least 24", and ideally longer, I wouldn't recommend it beyond 250m.

    Of the two you mention I'd pick the .270 at the drop of a hat.

    If you are not set on one of the two, I'd pick neither, and .243 is a far from ideal deer chambering too.
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    Meant to say that my .25-06 is becoming a .284 Win shortly as I have a new 7-08 barrel for it. I used it for muntjac and roe deer in the UK, which it was superb for, but too little gun for fallow and definitely red, hence the change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmo View Post
    Tahr at 400+m - really? Every time?

    I have had a .25-06 for over 10 years and load my own, so have a good feel for what it can and can't do. For large deer I can think of probably 20 chamberings that are far more suitable at those ranges. Unless the barrel is at least 24", and ideally longer, I wouldn't recommend it beyond 250m.

    Of the two you mention I'd pick the .270 at the drop of a hat.

    If you are not set on one of the two, I'd pick neither, and .243 is a far from ideal deer chambering too.
    Sunshine,
    Been shooting Tahr for nearly 40 yrs, bet I have a better idea than you about that, and I have used everything from .243 to 338 Lap on them, keep coming back to 2506. You just keep feelin that keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmo View Post
    Tahr at 400+m - really? Every time?

    I have had a .25-06 for over 10 years and load my own, so have a good feel for what it can and can't do. For large deer I can think of probably 20 chamberings that are far more suitable at those ranges. Unless the barrel is at least 24", and ideally longer, I wouldn't recommend it beyond 250m.

    Of the two you mention I'd pick the .270 at the drop of a hat.

    If you are not set on one of the two, I'd pick neither, and .243 is a far from ideal deer chambering too.
    I can concur with 257 had my 2506 20 odd years until recently it was really my only rifle , 400 meters has never been a prob , depending what projectile/powder you are using can still get or close to 1000 ftlb of energy at 4-500 yards , I sight it in 3" high at 100 so its about 3" low at 300 at 400 I can rest the x hairs on its back/ top of shoulder from memory iv only wounded 2 deer with it & 1 of those was on the run 10 meters away with my scope wound up on 7 power! , must say though I got my hands on a 3006 a few moths ago man that thing can flatten the deer shot 4 with it & none have taken a step forward after being hit last 1 was a hind last week it was on a terrible angle 200 meters away but id spooked it , I thought id pulled of a great shot the way it dropped then when I got upto it id basically hit it in the guts but the angle was rite , I can see why the calibre is so popular ...I just have to be careful what ammo I grab now !
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    If you look at all these calibre's ballistics they are so close it's not really a choice of whether they'll do the job (at normal, ethical hunting distances) but more of what's readily available (pills wise) and whether your rifle will spit them out in a nice tight group. Then it's just a matter of putting that bullet where it needs to go. In my experience there is a bit more choice out there for .270 calibre loads and projectiles than .25/06 (for which the heaviest readily available pills are usually 120gr) But, the .25 kicks/jumps a bit less than the 270 (unsuppressed rifles) so if you hate recoil, maybe go 25/06. You can't go too far wrong with either.
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