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7x57 AI and a fast twist barrel.


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Originally Posted by DaveinWV
7x57 AI and a fast twist barrel.

That and a 6.5 Swede Improved. Cool ideas.


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Originally Posted by GeoW
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I agree. that is one that gets overlooked a lot. Hits like a 270 but recoils like a 243

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I always wanted a 280

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A LA, then consider the 375AI……brass should be available as are bullets. It’s a pretty popular, very effective, though a “mildly” wildcated cartridge! Conversion to AI is simple, hand loading is also quite simple, generally it’s accuracy is superb, and there is no denying it’s effectiveness on game!

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Originally Posted by Sabretooth
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Leave it a 270 but load it differently. ie. one could be loaded with 130gr C&Cs for deer the other 150PT for bigger stuff.


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Originally Posted by Sabretooth
Originally Posted by GeoW
6.5x55
I agree. that is one that gets overlooked a lot. Hits like a 270 but recoils like a 243


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Physics isn't your strong suit.

and neither are your people / social skills...

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Originally Posted by hh4whiskey
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Spare stainless model 70 laying around? What's it chambered for? Why don't you use it as is? What era model 70 is it? CRF or push feed?


It’s another 270. I wasn’t aware they made push feeds in stainless? FN, CRF, sporter.

6.5x55 is cool…..but having another 270, 6.5-7mm stuff is likely superfluous.

If I was purely going to handload and availability if traveling wasn’t sometimes a thing, then 6.5-06 or 338-06 might be considerations…..but I see no need for the 338 in general, when 30s, 35s, and 36s exist. Just my take.

Yep, they made the stainless pushfeeds. Not for very long though. FN CRF, sporter? I'd sell it, and buy a pre 64 or classic..


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
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You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.

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Originally Posted by JMR40
Try as hard to justify something else all you want. You can't beat a 30-06. I've had 270, 280, 338-06 and 35 Whelen. I finally figured out there wasn't anything I could do with any of the others 30-06 didn't do at least as well.

Bingo^^^ We have a winner. Guys try to overhype the other chamberings, but you gain nothing in a 338-06 or even a 9.3x62. Except for maybe an in if you ever go to Africa. They may let you slide by with your 9.3. A 35 Whelen has an advantage for shooting pistol bullets on the cheap, but if a guy wants to equal or sometimes even best the 338-06 and even the 9.3x62, just load your 30-06 with 200 or 220gr partitions. The truth hurts sometimes, and as we all know, some guys can't handle the truth...


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
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Originally Posted by tmitch
I’m no help but have a similar situation with a spare .300 Win Mag Stainless Classic. I decided it should be something Winchester should have done from the factory……a .264 Win Mag. However, since I’ve procrastinated on it for a decade already, it probably won’t happen anytime soon

Yeah, Winchester should have invented the 308 Norma magnum. Nuff said.


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
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You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.

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Bullets matter wayyyyyyy more than headstamps ladies. Hint.

Pass the 280 with .796 BC 180’s and hold the fhuqking Fluff. Hint……………


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
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Try as hard to justify something else all you want. You can't beat a 30-06. I've had 270, 280, 338-06 and 35 Whelen. I finally figured out there wasn't anything I could do with any of the others 30-06 didn't do at least as well.

Bingo^^^ We have a winner. Guys try to overhype the other chamberings, but you gain nothing in a 338-06 or even a 9.3x62. Except for maybe an in if you ever go to Africa. They may let you slide by with your 9.3. A 35 Whelen has an advantage for shooting pistol bullets on the cheap, but if a guy wants to equal or sometimes even best the 338-06 and even the 9.3x62, just load your 30-06 with 200 or 220gr partitions. The truth hurts sometimes, and as we all know, some guys can't handle the truth...


Make it cool & AI that 'o6...................just because.

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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Spare stainless model 70 laying around? What's it chambered for? Why don't you use it as is? What era model 70 is it? CRF or push feed?


It’s another 270. I wasn’t aware they made push feeds in stainless? FN, CRF, sporter.

6.5x55 is cool…..but having another 270, 6.5-7mm stuff is likely superfluous.

If I was purely going to handload and availability if traveling wasn’t sometimes a thing, then 6.5-06 or 338-06 might be considerations…..but I see no need for the 338 in general, when 30s, 35s, and 36s exist. Just my take.

Yep, they made the stainless pushfeeds. Not for very long though. FN CRF, sporter? I'd sell it, and buy a pre 64 or classic..

Not sure why I keep thinking FN, but it’s a classic. I bought it for the action

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Guys, he said no to the 280 rem. So I would suggest a 7mm express.

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I’m not against the 280, AI, Express, or even 7x57/275….but if I still had one, I wouldn’t think I needed a 270 or ‘06. I’m not likely to look to belted stuff/ opening the bolt face, 6mm stuff, or 6.5 anything. I have a creedmoor and 3 270s, and have no plans for needs past 500 in any way. I’m sure there’s a lot of fun to be had with long action 24s, 25s, and 26s, but I can’t get too fired up about extremes at this point in my life. Fun has to be practical in my warped head these days. I likely don’t ‘need’ a Whelen or 9.3x62, but I might can use either and they cover an angle on things I don’t think an ‘06 does, regardless if some think different. The ‘06 IS between what I’m planning out so far. Then again, I might just keep the other M70 a 270, and rebarrel the 700 Mtn into 30-06 or even 280. wink
I kinda hate to mess with it though.

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