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Unread 10-06-2012, 01:20 AM
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Re: 270 vs 308

And another for the savage ;-)

Plus what are you using them for???
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    Unread 10-06-2012, 02:55 AM
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    Re: 270 vs 308

    Both weapon's will be used for deer, black bear, coy's, and etc.! And hopefully, in the near future Elk.
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    Unread 10-08-2012, 11:32 AM
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    Re: 270 vs 308

    Owning both, I will say that the 308 is easier to shoot well and load for but it would be a little light for elk IMO. But it gets my vote based on the wide availability of quality components. Savage also gets my vote.
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    Unread 10-08-2012, 12:28 PM
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    Re: 270 vs 308

    In regard's to the 308 win., it is my understanding according to numerous articles' that it would be an ideal gun to use on Elk, with the right load and not over 400 yds.! Any comment's concerning this. Oh, and by the way has anyone tried the new Ruger American out?
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    Unread 10-08-2012, 04:13 PM
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    Personally I wouldn't hesitate to use a 308 for elk but I also understand that it has it's limitations. I know a guy in Colorado who has killed numerous elk with a 243. That being said, are there "better" calibers? Probably. Is it sufficient? As long as you can hit what you're aiming at and understand that it has its limits.
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    Unread 10-08-2012, 06:33 PM
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    Re: 270 vs 308

    True! You have to know the limitation's of the weapon and your own capablilities. Before I would try to take an Elk, I would definitely practice, practice and then practice some more. Also, I would try to fine the best bullet weight/powder combination for the yardage.
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