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25-06 VS 270 Win

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Re: 25-06 VS 270 Win

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25-06 ( AI actually) w/120 grain slug at 3050 FPS

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270 w/130 grain slug at 3050 FPS.

Large mule deer and down sized animals..NOT elk etc....is either one of these cartridges going to really over shadow the other?
What's your definition of "over shadow".

The main difference in your examples will be energy. The 270 will have almost as much energy at 350 yards as the 25-06 has at 250 yards. I'd consider that a substantial advantage.
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    What's your definition of "over shadow".

    The main difference in your examples will be energy. The 270 will have almost as much energy at 350 yards as the 25-06 has at 250 yards. I'd consider that a substantial advantage.
    Overshadow is where one cartridge kills like lightening and the other is noted to wound more than anything.

    As far as the second part of your post goes...all I can say is that I seriously doubt that!

    Except for the 250 yard mark....the 270 runs about 200 ft lbs MORE energy as plotted by Hornadys ballistics machinery.
    The 270 has the edge ballistics-wise because of much higher BC in bullets
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    Overshadow is where one cartridge kills like lightening and the other is noted to wound more than anything.
    That sounds too subjective to me.

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    As far as the second part of your post goes...all I can say is that I seriously doubt that!
    Doubt if you want, it's just math.

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    Except for the 250 yard mark....the 270 runs about 200 ft lbs MORE energy as plotted by Hornadys ballistics machinery.
    The 270 has the edge ballistics-wise because of much higher BC in bullets
    I wouldn't consider the BC to be a lot higher but it is a little higher and that's part of the reason for the energy difference.

    BTW, how much energy difference it there between 250 yards and 350 yards. Could it be about 200 ft lbs?
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    Re: 25-06 VS 270 Win

    The cartridge your using has zero to do with killing, all it does is propel a bullet the more important question is what bullet you want to use. Personally I use 120 or 130 gr bullets in our 25cals and 140's and 165's in our 270's for what I want to get done.
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    Re: 25-06 VS 270 Win

    As always, shot placement is still the key. The. 270 Win is my choice between the two.
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    The cartridge your using has zero to do with killing, all it does is propel a bullet the more important question is what bullet you want to use. Personally I use 120 or 130 gr bullets in our 25cals and 140's and 165's in our 270's for what I want to get done.

    I'll probably be using 120's as the biggest in my 25-06...and not having a 270 at all...if I did Id use 130-140 from what Ive read.

    Never having hunted with either caliber I was just trying to get a feeling from those that have what the apparent "killing power" seemed to be....hence I stipulated NOT anything as large as elk...as an example ( which was meant to intend no sable antelope or wildebeast...etc....Just mule deer and down in size.

    Its been 30 years since I hunted larger animals with a rifle...( 30-06) when at about 200 yds I shot a large doe going away..slightly going up hill and hit her in the right rump,,,,bullet went thru and came out the left foreleg and almost took it completely off. I knew then that men didnt need the caliber of rifles they THOUGHT they needed on USA game!

    Thanks for the input fellas....and Feenix is right....Ya gotta put 'em where it counts.
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    Re: 25-06 VS 270 Win

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    The cartridge your using has zero to do with killing, all it does is propel a bullet the more important question is what bullet you want to use. Personally I use 120 or 130 gr bullets in our 25cals and 140's and 165's in our 270's for what I want to get done.
    Who makes a 130gr bullet for a .257 caliber?

    I'm trying to talk Berger into producing a 130 VLD for the .257's, but I doubt they will.

    Currently I'm using 110gr Accubonds and 115 VLD's for my .257 Wby Mag, and they are working great! I have shot game with with 110 AB's, but have not with the 115's yet...100% success rate so far with the 110 AB's. I will keep yall posted later on in the year after I've had a chance to shoot a deer with the 115gr VLD's, when our deer season comes back around.
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