I had a single shot 270 and it was a handful in such a light rifle. Might want to look into a Past recoil pad when shooting at the bench. Really helps tame the heaviest kicking guns.
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You don't say if you are a reloader or not... If you are not I would recommend a PAST recoil pad... I have one and I can use it for multiple rifles if I'm shooting all of my heavy hitters on the same day...
Thanks for the solid advice. Thanks to everyone, really! I apologize I did not respond for 8 days. I wasn't getting any email notifications so I figured I wasn't getting any responses. I finally checked back today and see so many great replies to go through. So far it's looking like a recoil pad and maybe a new stock are first on my list.Welcome to Marlin Owners, the X7 Marlin in 270WIN should serve you well.
Regarding recoil, I have three suggestions since recoil is perceived differently by folks.
1. A Kick-EEZ magnum recoil pad may be enough recoil reduction, they come in grind to fit and are straight forward to install.
2. Muzzle brakes reduce recoil well, depending upon which brake, 30% to 40%
3. add both number one and two
4. Install a GraCoil recoil reduction system, choose which recoil pad to install with it. GraCoil reduces recoil between 35% to 40%, the plus being you can dial it into either factory ammunition or hand loads. But it is a more expensive route. GC15R GraCoil | GRACO Corporation
Best of luck, let us know what you decide and a range report is always appreciated.
Thanks for the solid advice. Thanks to everyone, really! I apologize I did not respond for 8 days. I wasn't getting any email notifications so I figured I wasn't getting any responses. I finally checked back today and see so many great replies to go through. So far it's looking like a recoil pad and maybe a new stock are first on my list.
I'm currently using 150 grain Winchester Super X. It was cheap stuff to sight in my scope. I'm shopping for better ammo.You have not said what bullet weight you are using ? Big animals need heavy bullets in the .270 in order to penetrate. I have a Mauser .270 with a good stock and recoil pad nice rifle. If you can change the stock, job done once and for all Gar.
The stock needs a pillar installed, to keep the screw from extending through the receiver tang. You could probably get away with putting some shims (1/4" washers) between the stock and the trigger guard. But the real fix is a pillar flush with the top of the stock, and bedding the trigger guard so it isn't stressed by the small contact patch at the bottom of the pillar.On a side note, when I tighten the screw for the stock that's below the trigger guard to what feels like an appropriate torque, the bolt ends up seized and you cannot action it. If you start with the bolt out, you cannot put it in and if you start with the bolt in, you cannot pull it back. I have to loosen the screw to finger tight for things to feel right at all. For now I used some lock tight on the screw to keep things from backing out on me and it seems to be holding up just fine. I don't know if this is a design flaw with the stock or not.
You can make 270 cases from 30-06 cases, however they will be shorter than minimum trim length for the 270. The 270 case has a longer neck. 2.54" max vs 2.494" max for the 30-06. Necking down a 2.494" 30-06 case will give you about a 2.501" 270 case. Safe to shoot, but can you can end up with a carbon ring forming in the gap between the end of the case and the actual end of the chamber. Bad for accuracy, very difficult to remove.---in fact you can make your own 270 cases from 30-06 shells.