284 selection

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  1. 375 Ruger Fan

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  2. Nosler guy

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    Every one is entitled to their opinions - I notice that you are from North Carolina, and probably mostly hunt deer, hogs and bear. For that kind of hunting I would kind of agree with you. But if you come out west and hunt rutting bull elk in the thick stuff, then you would quickly change your opinion, a 7mm Mag loaded up with 175 gr Nosler partions or Swift A-frames is a heck of a lot more rifle than a .270 with any load, often your elk is down whereas the 270 guys are just starting their follow up, hoping he hasn't gone too far and they can get another shot into that bull

    I would be very confident taking a 7mm Mag on an African Plains game hunt - wouldn't even consider taking a .270 over - just my opinion...
     
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  3. JakeH

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    I won't disagree that the 7mm mag offers more than the .270 with the heavier loads but I would be more than comfortable going after larger game with Doubletap's 160gr partitions or 180gr Woodleighs with my .270 and honestly I wouldn't think twice about it.
     

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    the 7mm mag is just a loud 270 if you shoot one with a 24" barrel. There is a reason the big 7 was made for 26" tubes. a 3006 with 180gr is a big step up on the 270 but suffers on the long shots. I found there to be less difference between the 3006 and 300wm than the 270 and a big 7 with a 26" barrel and 160gr is the sweet spot for a 7
     

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    Here's my 14 year old and her first deer-7mm-08 and 120 grain factory federal fusion and 300 yards, one shot broke both front shoulders and dead in its tracks. I prefer heavier bullets and the Remington 700 shoots everything I handload for it really well. I bought my 12 year old daughter a marlin youth model 7mm-08 and she does well with it and the 120's as well. No need to handload for it-

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  7. lcq

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    nice deer glad to see you teaching your daughter to hunt. women hunters will ensure our future
     
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    Still think the 7x57 is the best option, followed by the 7x64. The 7x57 is just an outstanding well balanced calibre. Sectional bullet density is excellent. As I have read it will out penetrate a 308 any day of the week with heavier bullets..
     
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    My thoughts exactly! I can think of no instance where the 7x57 will not perform to perfection. It may not be my first choice for dangerous game but, then it has been used successfully on those as well.
     

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