I was out with a friend yesterday doing a bit of target practice prior to my dsc1 course.
I've always been slightly bemused by all the references to .270's "kicking like a mule" as mine doesn't seem to "kick" much at all.
My friend was shooting a sako 75 stainless laminate varmin barelled .243 with a T8 mod and Nightforce NXS scope. It's a seriousley heavy rig! He was shooting 90grn sako factory fodder.
I was shooting my Tikka M65, sporter barel with fixed power scope and 3rdeye mod. It weighs about 8 3/4lbs. I was shooting 130grn home loads and 110grn factory Vmax.
We both came to the same conclusion, There was no noticeable difference in either sound or recoil.
As I've said before, this was mod on, due to location we didn't have the opportunity to compare mod off.
If you are thinking about a .270 but are put off by all the hype around noise and recoil, I would sugest you actually try one, you may be surprised