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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffin View Post
    Mmmmn...Modelo1909, hinged floorplate in blued steel...very nice
    not sure about the calibre though, I can't imagine the Argies would be happy with that. I can picture that sun on their flag with a bit of a frown over that.

    Nice story by the way. Actually I've enjoyed them all.
    I had never struck negativity towards the 270 until on here
    Can anyone explain why the 270 is not in flavour anymore - it sure was in the 80's - never saw a Deer lost with one (apart from the clean misses
    All we used for lighting
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    Lol. @ryansonghurst

    I think Puffin was being slightly tongue in cheek.

    They're maybe not the most efficient cartridge - but in 90% of hunting situations it's just shot placement and a matter of using the right projectile, isn't it?

    I've had negative results (twice) using 130gr Nosler Ballistic tips on body shots at deer in close range situations. Whereas soft nose projectiles have been great. Or just going for neck shots instead of lung shots.

    As for recoil (some say the .270 is harsh)...in my limited experience, that's got more to do with the design of the rifle, not the calibre.

    The Mauser has very, very mild felt recoil due to the well crafted stock, weight and overall balance. On the other hand, I used to own a synthetic stocked 7mm08 which kicked more than it should have. A limbsaver pad helped tone it down some, though.
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    Fantastic travel stories Frodo

    As you say it is not the calibre but placement that puts them on the ground

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    I had never struck negativity towards the 270 until on here
    Can anyone explain why the 270 is not in flavour anymore - it sure was in the 80's - never saw a Deer lost with one (apart from the clean misses
    All we used for lighting
    It's just gay and that's about it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiddy View Post
    It's just gay and that's about it


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    I know you not small @Smiddy - but I don't think you would want to say that to me old mate Sid Snot who had the Sako Finnbear 270
    We used to say "even when Sid hits the bloody Deer in the leg it drops dead"
    I used his rifle a few times - only thing I disliked was its weight - only negative Re the caliber is the long action - IMHO

    You guys just too "modern" I thought Gay was "modern" these days
    If the cap fits (no pun intended)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    I had never struck negativity towards the 270 until on here
    Can anyone explain why the 270 is not in flavour anymore - it sure was in the 80's - never saw a Deer lost with one (apart from the clean misses
    All we used for lighting
    I just like giving them shit as they're so pedestrian.

    I meat shot with a mate who ran one and we were always having to look for deer.... They were dead on their feet but always got away a bit when body shot.
    Was a pain in the ass looking for them.

    Had another mate who ran one for a while in Haast and changed because of the same reasons. They performed poorly over a large sample. Not just a handful of animals a year.
    However in saying that, it was imo more due to projectile availability back then.
    Heaps better projectiles available now.


    Poo 43 is another story. I hate them with a passion as I owned one.

    Don't care what projectiles you can get now for them, I just hate them. Cost me a lot of time and money over a few seasons persisting with one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I just like giving them shit as they're so pedestrian.

    I meat shot with a mate who ran one and we were always having to look for deer.... They were dead on their feet but always got away a bit when body shot.
    Was a pain in the ass looking for them.

    Had another mate who ran one for a while in Haast and changed because of the same reasons. They performed poorly over a large sample. Not just a handful of animals a year.
    However in saying that, it was imo more due to projectile availability back then.
    Heaps better projectiles available now.


    Poo 43 is another story. I hate them with a passion as I owned one.

    Don't care what projectiles you can get now for them, I just hate them. Cost me a lot of time and money over a few seasons persisting with one.

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    243 :-(((
    I had an awful run with that caliber too
    But - the rifle I used was on its 3rd barrel and had shot over 1500 Reds in Ruahine Ranges
    My mate who owned it and lent to me was a master with it - he reckoned I was shooting slightly back on chest shots heence the prob I had loosing - he sure didn't

    We used 130gr Silver Tips in the 270 (think Winchester)
    Maybe its also to do with Deer size - Pureora Deer aren't overly big (stags dressed out at 75 -110kg - Hinds 45-60kg)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    243 :-(((
    I had an awful run with that caliber too
    But - the rifle I used was on its 3rd barrel and had shot over 1500 Reds in Ruahine Ranges
    My mate who owned it and lent to me was a master with it - he reckoned I was shooting slightly back on chest shots heence the prob I had loosing - he sure didn't

    We used 130gr Silver Tips in the 270 (think Winchester)
    Maybe its also to do with Deer size - Pureora Deer aren't overly big (stags dressed out at 75 -110kg - Hinds 45-60kg)
    I can count on my hands how many deer I body shot when meat shooting.
    No point as top money was clean shot and it still wasn't that good apart from the odd hike in prices.

    Just hate them. Nothing will ever change that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I can count on my hands how many deer I body shot when meat shooting.
    No point as top money was clean shot and it still wasn't that good apart from the odd hike in prices.

    Just hate them. Nothing will ever change that.

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    Apart from the fact I am no target shooter and mostly need to go for "largest" part - bush shooting seldom got a clear head/neck shot
    Nearly always see an ear - but 9 times out 10 had to settle for shoulder as they mostly always knew you were there and they were spring loaded about to vanish.

    I never did the shooting when lighting - just not good enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I just like giving them shit as they're so pedestrian.

    I meat shot with a mate who ran one and we were always having to look for deer.... They were dead on their feet but always got away a bit when body shot.
    Was a pain in the ass looking for them.

    Had another mate who ran one for a while in Haast and changed because of the same reasons. They performed poorly over a large sample. Not just a handful of animals a year.
    However in saying that, it was imo more due to projectile availability back then.
    Heaps better projectiles available now.


    Poo 43 is another story. I hate them with a passion as I owned one.

    Don't care what projectiles you can get now for them, I just hate them. Cost me a lot of time and money over a few seasons persisting with one.

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    Your mate must have been a shit shot or using a shitty projectile that would have the same result in any caliber
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    Guess I'll have to replace the .270 with a .243...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Your mate must have been a shit shot or using a shitty projectile that would have the same result in any caliber
    LOL both mates I mentioned have shot thousands and made a living shooting deer. But yeah maybe they're just shit shots.

    Where there is smoke there's fire mate.
    243 and 270 hate amongst meat shooters is a thing for a reason.



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    I'm screwed then. Got a 243 and a project 270 lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo View Post
    Guess I'll have to replace the .270 with a .243...
    Don't you dare !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I just like giving them shit as they're so pedestrian.


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    They might be a lot of things but they ain't pedestrian!
    Factory ammo pushing 130gr pulls over 3k imagine how much the 708 boys would pay for that.
    Yeah the pill selection has improved a lot, I've only had a 270 1 or 2 months and last nights stag was deer number 5 and all have been boom flops.
    I think Ryan sums it up best " the 270 is a man's gun"

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