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Check out the Ruger Compact in 7mm-08. The round is a necked down 308 with similar inherent accuracy. Many military sniper rifles are chambered in the 308. The 7mm-08 is a bit faster and flatter shooting. The 7mm-08 isknown for having very tolerable recoil. You will lose some velocityfrom the shorter barrel which is a trade off for having a rifle with a much smaller profile.

2nd choice would be a Savage of some sort. I think Bass Pro Shops advertised a compact model 110. I have a Savage 116 in 270 and I absolutely love that rifle. Savage riflesare without a doubt greatgunsthat dont break the bank.

I agree with the poster who advises not to skimp on the scope. I like the Leupold 2x7 for the close quarters hunting we have in this area.

Happy Hunting.......
 

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whipper snapper (11/21/2007)if i were going to buy a rifle today it would be browning blr in .270wsm.
That is one fine rifle, but I would probably take the traditional load. Just dont like paying that much for ammo. I shoot a lot, I really enjoy going to the range.

My POS .270 is a great weapon fora 710 but I either want the browning or the Rem 700 in the same caliber.
 

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whipper snapper (11/21/2007)if i were going to buy a rifle today it would be browning blr in .270wsm.
That is one fine rifle, but I would probably take the traditional load. Just dont like paying that much for ammo. I shoot a lot, I really enjoy going to the range.

My POS .270 is a great weapon fora 710 but I either want the browning or the Rem 700 in the same caliber.
i was leaning that way with the traditional load. when you put the numbers to it, the wsm is a bad boy. look how it compares to a 7mag.

Winchester
Ballistic Silvertip
270WSM 7mm Remington Magnum

Velocity in Feet Per Second (fps)
Muzzle 3120 3100
100 2923 2903
200 2734 2714
300 2554 2533
400 2380 2359
500 2213 2192
Energy in Foot Pounds (ft-lbs.)
Muzzle 3242 3200
100 2845 2806
200 2490 2453
300 2172 2136
400 1886 1853
500 1631 1600
Trajectory, Short Range Yards
50 -0.3 -0.3
100 0 0
150 -0.7 -0.8
200 -2.6 -2.6
250 -5.6 -5.7
300 -9.8 -10
400 - -
500 - -
Trajectory, Long Range Yards
100 1.3 1.3
150 1.2 1.2
200 0 0
250 -2.3 -2.4
300 -5.9 -6
400 -17.2 -17.5
500 -34.7 -35.1


thats pretty close.
 

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No doubt, it is a great load, but man those jokers are expensive. I dont reload and put a couple hundred rounds down range. Heck maybe I can use the .243 for that and up my choice a little. Thanks for the side by side. Pretty impressive.:clap
 

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i shoot my30-06 maybe 6-8 times a yearto kill deer. i might buy abox of shells ever other year. it will not hurt somebody like me. i could see how 40.00box could hurt at even a 100 rnds a year
 

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I bought my wife the 7-08 browning A-bolt last year, and I am over pleased with it. I second and third what every one is telling you. Just check out the ballistics on the 7-08 I know you will be impressed. I work down at Outcast so if you have any other ?'s fill free to give us a call. We do have all BUSHNELL optics 20% off right now as well.
 

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My wife killed her first deer on thanksgiving with a TC Pro-hunter 7mm-08. Hardly any recoil at all. We've gone away from ballistic tips and are now shooting the Federal Fusion rounds, 140 grain 7mm-08 for Rach, 150 grain 30-06 for Aaron and Will, and 150 grain 300wsm for myself. Tristans New England Firearms youth model 0.243 does not group 100 grain bullets worth a crap so he is shooting 85 grain bullets. Haven't looked at what the Fedral Fusion produces in the 0.243.

Started shooting ballictic tips a couple of years ago thinking I wanted an exit wound. DUH-keep all the energy in the body cavity and you don't need an exit wound. Fellow at Outcast turned me on to the Fusion rounds and I couldn't be happier with the results.
 
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