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Why not get a BAR if you are recoil sensitive? I don't think they are to heavy. 

I have a 700BDL 270 in a Hogue stock, which tames it nicely. The worst kicking gun I ever owned was a Savage 110 in 270. BRUTAL. 

I am shooting 178 ELD-X precision hunter in my 308 this year, see how I like it. When I ran it thru Nikon's spot on program, it looks like it carries the energy downrange nicely. 

When I compare the 270 to the 308, I will take the 308 all day long. I can shoot mine for hours, its a 700 SPS AAC-SD. Same stock as 270. Bed block Hogue. Big fan of that stock for taming recoil, its not the lightest out there though. I think the weights are actually quite similar the 270 may weigh a little more. 

We had a guy shoot a doe at my hunting club a few years ago with a 338 Win Mag. We never found it. We found hair and a good blood trail, but no deer. 

So it just goes to show you... he swapped it for a 30-06. 

If you want a soft shooter, the 7-08 would be the way to go. 


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