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    New Rifle, do I go 270 as I have others as well

    Am about to send in for a variation so want to get the choice right, I have a few rifles so I am thinking of a 270 which I will use for Roe and above unless anyone has a better suggestion when taking into account the others I own.

    I have:

    243 Rem 700, This is what I have used for deer for a couple of years

    308 T3 Tactical, its conditioned for deer but I have never used it for that, (rather heavy to carry)

    223 T3 Super Varmint same as above but stainless, used for fox still heavy but not carried that far

    I think the 270 should be what I need, like I said unless anyone has a much better suggestion

    thanks Nigel

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    A .270 will do nothing your .308 wont do mate, although I appreciate its maybe a bit heavy as a stalking rig.

    Looks like your pretty well covered already, the best way to be.
    Last edited by Cadex; 10-03-2013 at 22:13.

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    Nigel

    Have you thought 6.5x55? Will cover pretty much everything...

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    I've got one of each, I can choose on the day. But have to admit 25-06 comes out to play more times than not.
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    As you already have 308 I'd consider 30-06 in a true stalking weight rifle.

    This gives you option of using the same bullets you'd use in reloading your 308 and pretty much the same loading data for 30-06 "LITE" or equivalent of "managed recoil" loads.

    Why add yet another bullet diameter to buy to your bullet stock. A 30-06 with 150 grain bullets will equal or exceed any 270 with any bullet weight with pleasing results.

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    .270 or 25-06 you're missing a hard hitting, flat shooting round so.... One of these would be ideal.

    If you're not reloading then I'd go .270
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    Quote Originally Posted by nthor View Post
    Am about to send in for a variation so want to get the choice right, I have a few rifles so I am thinking of a 270 which I will use for Roe and above unless anyone has a better suggestion when taking into account the others I own.

    I have:

    243 Rem 700, This is what I have used for deer for a couple of years

    308 T3 Tactical, its conditioned for deer but I have never used it for that, (rather heavy to carry)

    223 T3 Super Varmint same as above but stainless, used for fox still heavy but not carried that far

    I think the 270 should be what I need, like I said unless anyone has a much better suggestion

    thanks Nigel

    I look at this from a bullet weight perspective

    223 covers you from 40 all the way up to 90gr if it takes your fancy but more likely 60-70gr
    243 covers you 55-100gr

    308 covers you 150-185gr

    you have a hole between 100-150gr
    .270 fits that perfectly as do many other cartidges

    not convinced any of them do anything the others won't do if pointed in the right direction

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    270 would be a perfect fit, but so would a 7mm RM. Otherwise a 6.5 of some description or the 25/06 would work well. I have a 6.5x47 for high seat work, 7mm RM for hill stalking and a 308 for woodland. All will do all sizes of deer just fine but the sit-ups differ according to the terrain I am stalking over rather than the species

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    I'd be looking at something like 7mm rem mag to fill the gap,oh i already did and it's a great calibre,got to have a 26"barrel though to get the most out of it or you may as well stick with the .270,and you'd need to load your own really or it would be more expensive to run than the .270,i suppose 7mm 08 might be another one to think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nthor View Post
    Am about to send in for a variation so want to get the choice right, I have a few rifles so I am thinking of a 270 which I will use for Roe and above unless anyone has a better suggestion when taking into account the others I own.

    I have:

    243 Rem 700, This is what I have used for deer for a couple of years

    308 T3 Tactical, its conditioned for deer but I have never used it for that, (rather heavy to carry)

    223 T3 Super Varmint same as above but stainless, used for fox still heavy but not carried that far

    I think the 270 should be what I need, like I said unless anyone has a much better suggestion

    thanks Nigel

    Unless you re-load the .270 is too much gun for Roe and even Fallow, same goes for the 30-06.

    One of my stalking team uses a .270 however he loads it down quite considerably and it makes for a great gun, so that is an option. As you already have a 308 I would suggest you look at the 6.5x55 or 7mm-08 which are far more suited to all sized UK game with a good broad spectrum of loads (whether you re-load or not).

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