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Old 08-29-2011, 04:14 PM
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if you are going to be in brush then the 308 if in the open the 270. BUT either one will do the job very well.
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The .270 is a bit flatter to 300 yds. than the .308. Both are generally very accurate cartridges, and many .270 rifles shoot a variety of loads very nicely; the .308 can be had in a few shorter actions than the .270. I grew up reading Jack O'Connor, so the .270 is a favorite.
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I would say .270.
However if you prefer shorter action's then I would suggest stepping it up to a .270 WSM almost as much oomph and straight line trajectory as a 7 mag, all in a short action with less recoil.
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Dropped a bunch of em with both of em. Six and a half dozen.
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Originally Posted by devildogdad View Post
if you are going to be in brush then the 308 if in the open the 270. BUT either one will do the job very well.
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I have killed alot of deer with both. I do like that 270WSM though.
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Originally Posted by weatherman View Post
The .270 is a bit flatter to 300 yds. than the .308. Both are generally very accurate cartridges, and many .270 rifles shoot a variety of loads very nicely; the .308 can be had in a few shorter actions than the .270. I grew up reading Jack O'Connor, so the .270 is a favorite.
I am in that school of thought but love my 7 Mag too.

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Both are good calibers and will perform as desired.. My personal favorite is 30 06 as their are so many different grain bullets available and 30 06 is everywhere.
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270 would be my choice out of the 2, but I hunt with 7mm-08 and 25-06... 25-06 being the flattest of the bunch.
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Ever since I got my 25-06, everything else has stayed in the cabinet.
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Originally Posted by devildogdad View Post
either one will do the job very well.


I have both. They both do the job equally well. I like the short action of the .308
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Originally Posted by devildogdad View Post
if you are going to be in brush then the 308 if in the open the 270. BUT either one will do the job very well.
Precisely!
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I would say .270.
However if you prefer shorter action's then I would suggest stepping it up to a .270 WSM almost as much oomph and straight line trajectory as a 7 mag, all in a short action with less recoil.
yeah...getting up around or over 300 yards I think it's best to leave the .308 in the closet.

7mm -08 ?
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I have both as well......for that distance, I'd go with my .270. But, I would still feel comfortable with the .308.
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well, since the 308 is accurate to 1000 yards, and the 270 is a proven deer cartridge, pick the one you like, as said, six of one, half a dozen of the other. If you intend on expanding your huntig, the 30 caliber rifle lends itself to bigger critters. ( Elk, Caribou etc)
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I've been shooting a 7mm-08 for goin on ten years now. I'll take it over a .270 anyday. .308 is very accurate. It may drop more over long ranges but it will always hit the same place. If you know how to adjust for range its no problem
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Re-phrase this question...Do you like beautiful brunettes, beautiful blondes, or beautiful red heads? They are both great cartridges. The rifle choice is more important and bullet weight.
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check out the Remington SPS Tactical in .308 with the 20" Bull Barrell. I went to from a 270WSM and love. No recoil, easy to carry and maneuver and very accurate.
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I watched my dad pick off a mule deer at 500 yards with a .308 once. The guide was even amazed.
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