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    .308 for a .270

    Would it be a mistake changing my .308 for a .270 when I also have a .243?

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    I swap my 308 for a 270 and have no regrets at all; my mate brought a 270 to add to his 308 and 6.5X55 in the cabinet. In the last 3 years the only rifle he comes out with is the 270.

    The 270 comes into own when the range is longer. The ballistics of a 100gn 243 and a 130gn 270 bullets are almost identical; this makes things easy when you are using two different rifles.

    ATB

    Tahr

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    Stu, if you are going to have two deer rifles that compliment each other then one long action and one short action is a good combination. I have a .308 Win and a .270 Win and they are both calibres that consistantly do the business. When I younger and mainly wild deer stalking, I bought my first .270 Win as a second rifle to compliment a .243 Win and I have to say that the .243 saw very little use after that and I grew to love the .270. Just to throw a spanner in the works, .243 Win and .30-'06 Springfield would be another good combo? JC

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC275
    Just to throw a spanner in the works, .243 Win and .30-'06 Springfield would be another good combo? JC
    I was also thinking about the 30-06, but home loading will be just that bit more expensive (Tight fisted Jock you know).

    Trading in my .308 T3 Tactical, I might not even change calibers yet...... I don't need to, just thinking about it, .270 seems to br gaining in popularity. I must admit though, I nearly always take the .243 instead of the .308, everything from Munty to Reds with it, absolute confidence in it. Perhaps it is time for a change...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartinjock
    Perhaps it is time for a change...........
    Well, perhaps, I suppose; but then again...

    Quote Originally Posted by tartinjock
    I must admit though, I nearly always take the .243 instead of the .308, everything from Munty to Reds with it, absolute confidence in it.

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    Tartin' The .270Win (a necked down 30.06), has an undeserved rep for recoil, this is a complete fairytale, & if you fit a moderator, felt recoil is less than for an un modded .243 (parent case .308?), Double taps/ left & rights with .270 are commonplace, a friend of mine moved down from a Savage in .308 to a 6.5 x 55 due to a back & shoulder problem, & now feels under gunned, he's now considering a .270. p.s., you will find .270 on the shelf pretty much anywhere if you don't roll your own, + not military cal, so can travel too.

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    I agree with all the above, most people who shoot mine ( Moderated) on the range are visually suprised with the lack of recoil. I would advise you to try one somebody close will be able to help.

    Ghost

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    Forgot to add I've re-christened Mrs Finnbear's .308 to "Throw & Wait" in comparison to the .270, just imagine a grenade lob in camparison to a laser beam

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270
    Forgot to add I've re-christened Mrs Finnbear's .308 to "Throw & Wait" in comparison to the .270, just imagine a grenade lob in camparison to a laser beam
    the 270 may have a muzzle report and recoil that is over egged by some, by the same token the 308 trajectory is also often exagerated somewhat. i just looked at some trajectory charts and the difference between the two was 7" at 500 yards.
    308 has been proven over the years as a 1000yd sniper round so cant be all that bad.
    i wouldnt swap a 308 for a 270 and i wouldnt swap a 270 for a 308 both will work perfectly ok for uk deer shooting.
    we spend a lot more time thinking about shooting than actually shooting and convince ourselves that the calibre we dont have is better than the one we do.
    i have 243 and 308 and have shot reds with 243 and munties with 308. went on a cull of munties the other day and between us we had 22250 243 308 6.5x55 270 30 06 and 300 win mag (bit ott i know) all shot deer ok the only deer that didnt drop on the spot was with the win mag as it was placed a little low.
    if the 308 is accurate why change it?

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    Only kiddi'n ya! Knew I'd catch at least one

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