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Question by Rebel. Uploaded on April 16, 2009
Depends what you want to use it for, the game and distance.
Both the 308 and the 270 is no punk!
I used Ultra Match M1A that shoots 7.62 NATO / 308 for 1000 yard compitition with open sights and able to out shoot a many 300 Win Mag with target scopes.
How good an Indian are you :)
Both will serve you well. The .308 will offer a little more in the way of bullet selection, especially on the heavier end. The .270 is a very good open country rifle and doesn;t do badly in the woods either.
I hunt with a .308. So I am going to have to go with the 308. I have heard some good things about the 270.
Both make things very, very dead.
The .270 is a great all around long range hunting cartridge. A lot of people don't think of the .308 as a long range cartridge, especially compared to the .270, but Clay and the military snipers use .308 in their rifles, so obviously it works just fine. It is a very accurate caliber. I've never shot a .308 that isn't a serious shooter.
You would do fine with either, but I can't not recommend the .308. It's insanely versatile, not heavy kicking, and can be very cheap to shoot (because it's a military cartridge) compared to other calibers. It is also very deadly. Despite not being a thunderboomer, I have seen it really devastate deer. Bang Flop is almost an understatement for what I've seen it do. I would be happy to use it on moose, not so much with the .270.
Both are ideal. whichever you shoot better is the better choice.
Apples and oranges, the one you feel more comfortable with is the one you should shoot. I do like the better bullet selection and larger bullet of the .308 though.
Both are hot for deer. If you hunt on the prairie and shoot at running deer, you will choose the .270... much less lead than with the .308. That is why we love them out there. The .308 is plenty accurate all right but you definitely have to lead more. Why not one of each?
I own a Rem model 788 .308 and can not say a bad thing about it. extremely accurate and deadly, I would recommend it to anyone, in fact I'm looking for another 1 for my son to hunt with.
.270 is better
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