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Old October 20, 2012, 12:59 AM   #1
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a real good pair.

Recently I sold my 300 win as some may know from another post. To buy a 270 and already I miss the old gun so I am this.king of buying a new one. Another 300 win.

Seems as though the two would be a great pair as fair as medium and heavy game.

What's your take
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Old October 21, 2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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Don't see much of a downside to it, but they will cover most of the same game. The only real advantage to the .300 Win will be when hunting elk, moose, and big bears. I'm doing something very similar by building a matched pair of Winchester M70's in 06 and .338-06. I would have rather had the .270 but couldn't find a deal on a stainless classic fwt in that chamber.
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Old October 22, 2012, 06:25 AM   #3
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I'd give it some time and hunt with the 270 for a while before deciding. I'm not opposed to magnum rounds for someone who can handle the recoil and shoot them well enough to take advantage of the longer range capabilities. But the 270 has very similar trajectories and you might just find that with better, modern bullets it kills just as well. Once you get used to a smaller, lighter rifle that has less recoil you might not be as interested in going back.

If I owned a 270 and wanted something larger I'd skip right up to the 375 mag. The 300's don't really offer much of an advantage over 270 or 30-06
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Old October 22, 2012, 09:26 AM   #4
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Just my humble opinion here: As far as hunting goes there is very little a 300 Winchester Mag can do that a 270 Winchester can't. If it were me and I really missed the 300 Win Mag, I'd get another and then sell the 270 Win. I would replace it with a 243 Winchester or 7mm-08 for the game that the 300 Win Mag is just to big for.
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Old October 22, 2012, 10:38 AM   #5
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With those two calibers (270 win-300 mag) you should have everything covered you may ever hunt or want to hunt in North America. Don't forget that Swarovski scope this time for your anticipated (300) purchase. Having one scoped rifle is good. Having two is better. Having a few more is necessary. Personally I would skip over the 300 and get that 338 Win mag instead. Comparing those two calibers side by side i.e. 300 verses 338? Now that would be an interesting thread._ Just my opinion is all like many others here before/after mine._
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Old October 22, 2012, 02:30 PM   #6
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I read your post that you got rid of the 300 mag just wanting something smaller and recoil wasn't a issue which is good.

I see nothing wrong in getting 300mag you already having experience hunting with it and good caliber for elk etc. Always good to have a back up. Well good luck
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Old October 28, 2012, 02:16 AM   #7
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i figured it out.

I have decided on the rifle to replace my 300 win mag. I have decided to buy a Remington spa long range and top it with a Bushnell elite 8-24x42 ao I think it will be fun and recoil should be mild with such a heavy rifle. Only thing I will do to it right away is install a jewel trigger.
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Old October 28, 2012, 09:47 AM   #8
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For years now, I have used a .270 as my "up to deer" rifle, and a .300 WM as my "bigger than deer" gun. Anyone who thinks there is no difference in effect on game between those two has not shot much with both. With wise bullet choices in both cartridges, I think they cover big game hunting in N.A. very well.
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Old October 29, 2012, 10:55 AM   #9
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I have a .270 and .300 Win also. Perfect combo for anything that walks North America.
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