270 vs 308

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Mtnjoe1, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Mtnjoe1

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    Question? Which cal. shoot's the furtherest and accurately? A 270 or 308? gun)
     
  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    the one with a krieger barrel
     

  3. Joe King

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    270, their both capable of exceptional accuracy
     
  4. J E Custom

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    The 270 is flatter and can be very accurate.

    The 308 is not as flat and fast but has the reputation for accuracy and because of bullet selection.
    And can normally be loaded to shoot very accurately.

    I would have to give the edge to the 270 with proper bullets and loads at longer ranges because
    of velocity and ballistic coefficient.

    Just an opinion based on having both and shooting both at 600+ yards.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. Mtnjoe1

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    Thanks, for the replies! I have had both caliber's, in the past and now, I am considering which one to purchase first! It will be most likely the .270 and then later on the 308 (which I still have some ammo). I am also, trying to make my mind up on whether to get a Marlin x7 or the the Savage, both are in the $300 to $400 range!
     
  6. Joe King

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    Savage hands down
     
  7. FEENIX

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    Welcome to LRH and enjoy! Another vote for the Savage!. gun)

    Ed
     
  8. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    And another for the savage ;-)

    Plus what are you using them for???
     
  9. Mtnjoe1

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    Both weapon's will be used for deer, black bear, coy's, and etc.! And hopefully, in the near future Elk. gun)
     
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    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.
     
  11. Mtnjoe1

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    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? gun)
     
  12. shooter7

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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.
     
  13. Mtnjoe1

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    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. gun)