.270 vs .308?

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.270 vs .308?

I'm going to purchase a new rifle soon, and I'm just curious what more people shoot/prefer when it comes to these two calibers?  I reload my shells and I plan to use this new rifle for yotes as well as deer.  Thanks for the input.

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Ha, thats like comparing a caddy to a kia ............................ 270

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I have both and prefer the 130 grain for my 270.  Heavier bullets don't group as well in my gun.  When I feel I want a bigger pill, I shoot my 308 with a 165 grain bullet.  If I want to go really nuts, I can reach for the 308 with 180's for an elk or bear trip.  Though the 270 will work for either animal too.  JMHO.  Have fun, whatever caliber you choose.

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270 WITH 110GR V MAX FOR YOTES 130 GR FOR DEER AND BETTER RESALE THAN THE 308 AROUND THESE PARTS

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.270 crap for bullet selection, long action burns more powder i guess if that is the advantage you are looking for that would fit the bill.  If anyone can give me a ballistic reason why the .270 would be better i would love to hear it.  If it wasnt for a few famous writers it might have been the gun that never was.

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.270 Weatherby

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Ya that sounds like a good plan at 54 dollars a box if you dont reload even if you do how do you shoot enough at that price to get good with the rifle.  If you want a mag get the 7mm then you at least have some thing to work with

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I think this is a very common question, I think I have read similar ones dozens of times over the years regarding 30-06, 308, 270's, 280 rem, ect... Long story short, there are slight differences, however all are ballistically similar, so there is no wrong answer, there is no bad choice. Instead, make your decision on what rifle fits and whatever caliber gives you the warm and fuzzy.

 

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Long action or short, long action or short, long action or short?? Thats what I would think about

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with all things being equal is the .308 a more accurate cartridge than the .270

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KurtR Said:

.270 crap for bullet selection, long action burns more powder i guess if that is the advantage you are looking for that would fit the bill.  If anyone can give me a ballistic reason why the .270 would be better i would love to hear it.  If it wasnt for a few famous writers it might have been the gun that never was.

Plenty of bullets to use, ballistic reason is simple flatter shooting.  I use 130 grain nosler ballistic for target and varmit, and barnes tsx for killing everything from antelope to elk and moose.  Who cares about a few extra grains of powder unless you shoot an extreme volume in that cartridge it doesn't matter.  When hunting the flatter shooting rifle leads to shortly lead times.  I have shot both and will take hands down the 270 everytime. Not saying most popular is the best but when i used to sell sporting goods i didn't sell a lot of 308 shells, top five that were sold were 30-06, 270, 7mm rem mag, 300 win mag, 243 win. 

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