.270 for my wife??

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by ConnRadd, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    My wife shot a .243 over the Thanksgiving weekend and loved the low recoil. I know the .243 is plenty to kill Texas Deer and hogs, but how much recoil does a .270 have vs .243?
    I currently have a LR308 which is next to no recoil, but the rifle is heavy. I was thinking of getting a .270 bolt for us to share. But if the .270 has fair amount of recoil over the .243, I doubt she'll want to use it...

    Or would a 25-06 be a good in-between??
     


  2. dee

    dee Well-Known

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    All .270's I have shot felt smilar to a .30-06 to me but they were pretty light field guns.The heavier the gun the less the recoil will be a good compromise might be a .260 remington or a 7mm-08
     
  3. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    The 243's parent case is the .308.

    The 270's parent case is the 30-06.

    I think a 243 or other smaller cartridge would be the cat's meow for your wife. It will give you the excuse to buy another gun later. : )

    As someone also mentioned, a 7mm-08 is a .308 necked down to 7mm (.284 inches), though I don't believe it is as avalable as the other cartridges.

    Edit: You could try and find a buddy with a .270 and have your wife shoot it.
     
  4. juwaba98

    juwaba98 Well-Known

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    25-06 is going to be lighter recoiling than a .270 will be. That is what my wife hunts with. She likes it compared to a .243.
     
  5. Hondo

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    I second Texas42's suggestion that you borrow a .270 and have your wife try it. Some ladies are OK with the recoil, but some never feel comfortable with it, even with a good recoil pad.

    My favorite mild recoiling cartridges are .257 Roberts, 6.5x55, and 7mm-08 sadly these great cartridges are not very popular and may not be available at mainstream sporting goods stores (IE Academy).
     
  6. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    I second the .257 Roberts. My buddy got it as his first rifle and will not shoot anything else.
     
  7. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    Another option I'm thinking about is buying a scope for my AR-15 and let her practice with that. If it all goes well, then buy a 6.8 upper.. That will give her a low recoil rifle for deer and hogs and will give me a lighter rifle to use vs. my LR308.
     
  8. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    ok, just asking, but can you put a 6.8 upper on a 308 lower?
     
  9. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    No, it fits on the Ar-15 lower. There is a .243 upper that goes on the 308 lower.
     
  10. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    .270 kicks alot more than .243 ... she probably will not like it.

    Just buy a .243 ... it's a great caliber.
     

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