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    270 recoil

    Normally shoot a 243 but fancy a go at boar so thinking of a 270 whats the recoil like is it liable to knock me on my back,quite happy shooting a 100 rounds through my 243 with no ill effects,also would the 270 be ok for range work to 600 yards.ta stuart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macfarlane View Post
    Normally shoot a 243 but fancy a go at boar so thinking of a 270 whats the recoil like is it liable to knock me on my back,quite happy shooting a 100 rounds through my 243 with no ill effects,also would the 270 be ok for range work to 600 yards.ta stuart.
    I opted for a .270 Wsm of even a 7mm Wsm both are perfect for longer range stuff...I'd rather have a 300wsm for Boar...just my preference.

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    it is my go to rifle and i have two i love this calibre i dont honestly notice the recoil on mine i shoot without a mod. I also shoot a 300 win and love that as well but others seem to hate recoil on both all i can say is try one out as everyones different,atb wayne

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    It does bite if you are not holding the firearm correctly. Ensuring it's correctly mounted into the shoulder.

    I only used it with a moderator, tried it once with out, it does kick, it is loud. The only negative I have with the .270's is you lose sight picture once you shoot even with the moderator. But I do like it, hence buying another.

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    Depends entirely on the set-up. length of the barrel and shape of the stock will have the biggest effect. If you put a moderator on the end this will reduce muzzle flip and recoil. For comparison my ammo and ballistics book gives a 'relative recoil factor' of 1.25 for .243, 1.82 for .270 and 1.95 for .308. I started stalking with an unmoderated .270 and I had to be careful not to shoot it too much on the range as the muzzle flip and the kick would start to be off putting after 30-40 rounds. It was never an issue in the field though. I also use an unmoderated .243 and a moderated .308.

    I'm a big fan of .270 but if it were me I would be looking at 7mm range of calibres for Boar.

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    Bigger is defiantly better for boar IMHO but the .270 is a great round I have one but use my .375 or .308 for my boar shooting but these are not great for distance range work(await incoming) my choice for your use would be a 300 win mag or even ultra mag (which I'm getting soon) or if cost is an issue a 30-06 similar to .270 but 30 cal so more effective for boar.(not talking about shot placement)
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    Hi I have a ruger m77 .270 great gun no mod one hell of a bark to it and kicks like a donkey but would not change it for anything

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    have a weathery 270 shoot 110 grain bullets through it.i feel very little recoil through it but have noticed more flip from it when i moved from a t8 to a wildcat moderator. my son also shoots a 270 his is a a browning a bolt use to kick but he got a gunsmith to add weight to his stock and it now shoots sweet

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    I have cf2 no silencer, the kick is no different to my 243, I don't notice it. I think there is a lot of talk about kicking rifles, a lot is badly fitting guns or incorrect mounting , a good recoil pad fixes most problems.

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    I was in a similar position where i fancied a gun for the occasional red/boar - I opted for the 30-06 and have to say I find it a nice round to shoot - this will sound odd but its more of a slow recoil than the 243....its a thump rather than a crack but still a pleasure to shoot and you can go from 110gr to 220gr in 30-06...the only issue I was told was that certain continental areas won't allo mil cal's....

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