270 wsm opr 300 wsm

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  1. dock1088

    dock1088 Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    title says it all
  2. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Have both. Love both.
    270WSM- Factory Win. Model-70 FWT
    300WSM- Custom Win. Model-70/Hart, long action 300short mag.
    If its typically Deer, Antelope, etc. & occasionally bigger game Id vote for the 270WSM. But, If Elk are consistantly on the menu I'd go with the 300WSM. Not that you really need to, as the 270WSM is a Fully capable Elk cartridge, but I like the versatility & availability of the heavy, high B.C. & S.D. bullets already available in factory twist barrels in the 30 cal. Especially where big critters, at a wide variety of ranges are concerned.

    Like I said, I love em both, & wouldn't part with either one!
  3. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2004
    Had 2-300's, and still have a 270. All light and ultra light weights. Both capable rifles for elk, or anything smaller. I prefer the lighter recoil of the 270.