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#6188677 - 02/18/16 08:42 AM 7-08 vs 270
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How much advantage, if any does a 270 have over a 7-08? With same weight gun, how does recoil compare? Would like to have a little more gun for the wife when we make the elk hunt. Where would the 280 Rem stand? Thanks
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#6188681 - 02/18/16 08:43 AM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: DLALLDER]
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7-08 should recoil less out of those and isn't a bad elk round, just put the bucket where it needs to go.

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#6188695 - 02/18/16 08:48 AM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: DLALLDER]
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Where do you put your bucket while hunting? I occasionally sit on one. grin

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#6188702 - 02/18/16 08:50 AM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: DLALLDER]
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Out of identical rifles the 7-08 will recoil considerably less and is plenty big enough for elk. That being said the 270 out performs it slightly and with reduced recoil ammo from a company like Remington you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Except that ammo designed for elk size game is a lot easier to find off the shelf

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#6188704 - 02/18/16 08:51 AM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: jdk1985]
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Where do you put your bucket while hunting? I occasionally sit on one. grin



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#6188705 - 02/18/16 08:52 AM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: DLALLDER]
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I doubt much of it is going to matter in the end. On paper 7mm08 has less recoil, but it also weighs less so that will partially negate that. I don't believe there to be much difference in recoil when not shooting light bullets in the 7mm08.

Out of the two I would probably pick the 7mm08 though.
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#6188723 - 02/18/16 09:00 AM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: DLALLDER]
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I dont think you could go wrong with either. everything is always about shot placement anyways. Pick the rifle that fits you best
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#6188735 - 02/18/16 09:06 AM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: DLALLDER]
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I'd take the 270 over the 7-08, but that's just personal choice. I really don't think it matters at all what caliber you get for your wife. Either one should be equal to the task. Just let her pick the rifle, and put a good recoil pad on it. Sure wish my wife would hunt.

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#6188769 - 02/18/16 09:24 AM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: DLALLDER]
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If you look at the same bullet weight in each caliber, you can get an idea. The 7-08 will push a 150 grain bullet about 2750-2800 fps. A 270 will push a 150 grain bullet about 2900-2950. More speed equals more recoil. The 270 is a long action caliber, where the 7-08 is a short action caliber. The 270 has about 10-12 grains more powder capacity than the 7-08, which equals more speed.

If you go to the Hodgdon reloading site, you can get an idea of both calibers for speeds with certain weight bullets.
http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle

If you go to the recoil website, you can enter in the parameters for your specific set up and get an idea on recoil numbers.
http://www.handloads.com/calc/recoil.asp
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#6188812 - 02/18/16 09:39 AM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: DLALLDER]
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Originally Posted By: DLALLDER
Would like to have a little more gun for the wife when we make the elk hunt.


What is she shooting now?
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#6188831 - 02/18/16 09:47 AM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: DLALLDER]
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All three you mentioned will work. Load all three with a good bullet, and put the bullet where it goes, she'll have a dead elk.

I'd put the .280 Rem at the top of the list, with the 7-08 in second place. I'm a 7mm fan, and the 280 can push the same 7mm bullet the 7-08 can, only faster. But this is somewhat of a Ford vs. Chevy vs. Dodge discussion.
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#6188960 - 02/18/16 10:40 AM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: DLALLDER]
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I like both the 7mm-08 and .270 Win. and have both. My wife likes the 7mm-08 a lot better.
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#6189390 - 02/18/16 01:48 PM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
If you look at the same bullet weight in each caliber, you can get an idea. The 7-08 will push a 150 grain bullet about 2750-2800 fps. A 270 will push a 150 grain bullet about 2900-2950. More speed equals more recoil. The 270 is a long action caliber, where the 7-08 is a short action caliber. The 270 has about 10-12 grains more powder capacity than the 7-08, which equals more speed.

If you go to the Hodgdon reloading site, you can get an idea of both calibers for speeds with certain weight bullets.
http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle

If you go to the recoil website, you can enter in the parameters for your specific set up and get an idea on recoil numbers.
http://www.handloads.com/calc/recoil.asp


That's all of the information that you really need to know when comparing the two cartridges.
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#6189404 - 02/18/16 01:54 PM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: DLALLDER]
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The most import thing about buys a gun is buying one that fits you well, is what you want and, the one that you want to shoot. Practice is the most import thing. If you want to practice with a rifle the rifle will be the best for you.

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#6189702 - 02/18/16 04:51 PM Re: 7-08 vs 270 [Re: DLALLDER]
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I hung up my 270 after hunting with it for 30+ years when I recently got a .280 Ackley. No regrets. With a muzzle break it recoils considerably less than my 270.
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