Geez, you guys are killin me!
I have been wavering between a new .308 and .270. The object is to have an extremely accurate bold for deer, pig, and maybe larger like elk. I already have a Browning BAR 270 that I have reasonably accurate loads for and was thinking a really accurate bolt would be good to have in the same cal because I reload for it and already have inventory & dies. I get 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 fliers that are 1" + away from cloverleaves on the BAR.
But the .308 is a very compelling round! Accuracy is #1 consideration along with very similar terminal force (ft lbs) to a 270 is (#2). Bigger hole in the target. Good range in bullet weights, though it seems everyone at the range shoots the 168s. I gotta think the 180s are going to thump harder on large game than anything the 270 throws out there. But then I have a lot of fun loading the 270 with everything from 110gr to 150. The 110s scream out at 3200 fps+ and the recoil is very light.
OK, but then the venerable 30-06 steps in. Not as univerally accurate as the 308, but I have heard enough stories of very accurate 06s. 100+ fps faster but not as efficient. Seems like kick is disproprotionately more than the 308. Or is that just my perception?
I'm sure thousands of others have gone down this road trying to decide between these. The cost of new dies is not a major issue. But I have bullet, powder and case inventory for the 270.
What to do!? Like I said, you guys are killing me.