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    308 v 270

    Hi guys, what is your opinion on the 308 v 270 as a step up in power over the 243, I am looking at something more suitable for any of the larger / tougher species in the UK ie Sika stags, red stags and possibly wild boar, I would be able to reload for either calibre.

    many thanks.

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    Would you rather drive a fiesta or a Clio ? Both will kill what your wanting too . I have a .308 and a .30-06 . But the .270 is a belting round too . Find a rifle you like in one of the calibers and choose a rifle that feels right !

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    if you are reloading then 7mm has great bullet selection, better than the .270.
    7mm08 would give you a nice alternative to .308 with better sectional density than the same .30" bullet weight.
    .280rem, .284win, 7x64 great calibres for stalking
    .308 is easy for factory ammo and choice of 2nd hand rifles but not as fast as .270 which is also easy for factory ammo
    all will do the job and all are good, just depends what you like really...

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    Quote Originally Posted by urx View Post
    if you are reloading then 7mm has great bullet selection, better than the .270.
    7mm08 would give you a nice alternative to .308 with better sectional density than the same .30" bullet weight.
    .280rem, .284win, 7x64 great calibres for stalking
    .308 is easy for factory ammo and choice of 2nd hand rifles but not as fast as .270 which is also easy for factory ammo
    all will do the job and all are good, just depends what you like really...
    Like to see you talked yourself into the 270 in the end. Good round seemingly discounted by most these days in favour of the latest fashionable round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paultap View Post
    Hi guys, what is your opinion on the 308 v 270 as a step up in power over the 243, I am looking at something more suitable for any of the larger / tougher species in the UK ie Sika stags, red stags and possibly wild boar, I would be able to reload for either calibre.

    many thanks.
    I picked .308 over .270 on the basis that there are more amo choices in .308 and much wider availability worldwide.
    They'll both kill a deer.
    • Do not be seduced by the marketing-men....

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    I have got both but the 270 is taken out the cabinet far more than the 308.

    I have shot all UK deer species a few wild boar, one of them being 115 kg keiler all with my trusty 270.

    Both will be fine for larger tougher animals.

    The 308 may be more internationally common. However every gun shop I have ever been in, in the UK has stocked some factory 270.

    Given you are planning on reloading, all components are just as easy to come by.
    Last edited by 270Buck; 06-02-2014 at 22:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris View Post
    Like to see you talked yourself into the 270 in the end. Good round seemingly discounted by most these days in favour of the latest fashionable round.
    i actually chose the .308 ;-)
    but the .270 is good too
    i picked .308 as target work was also on the cards
    Much better choices and body of knowledge on target for .308
    If its stalking only then now I'd go .270 rather than .308
    a nice sako 75 in either calibre.....

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    I would say the .270 is better suited to the open hill (due to flat trajectory).
    Not to say the .308 won't do the job perfectly well. (It will.)
    Your .308 has a wider variety of bullets (weights).
    The .270 has a sharper recoil but you have to make that decision for
    yourself.Try both & buy the one you like best and go Stalking.
    Enjoy & ATB whichever way you go!

    Buck.
    Last edited by Uncle Buck; 06-02-2014 at 22:45.
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"





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    Both very flexible:
    .308 with SAKO 123gr loads = .270
    .270 with 150gr loads = .308


    I have both, but the .270 is the main hill-rifle now.

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    130gr soft points job done

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