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    270 or 308? Prefered choice

    Good evening,

    Looking to exchange with my old parker and hale 270 to a new tika 270 or 308 but trying to decide which calibre.

    What's everyone view on the 2 calibres and which would you choose and why?

    Hopefully get some good points to make the decision easier

    Have a good night

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    I've got loads of different calibers and just bought a .308. Astounding the choice of bullets compared to pretty much anything else.
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    You may well be a tad optimistic to think you will get 'good points' making your decision easier! I would do what you want or feel is right.

    atb

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    They are both good. If you're used to .270 mate I wouldn't change. 270 is a cracking round.
    In my opinion, .308 won't do you any better in this instance.

    If you want to go 30 cal, go 30-06.

    But that's just my opinion, and let's face it they're like sphincters!

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    They both do the job well but my preference is for .270 , have a look at a s/h Sako 75 for the same money.

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    I never get tired of watching that young lady slip her trousers on, thanks BK, Oh yeah stick with the 270 wayne ...

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    Wayne,
    Try to shoot them both in different rifles and see what you think, this may make the choice easier for you. As has already been said they are both very good. They are also both usually well stocked in gunshops Personally I like the 308 its a very versatile caliber.... but thats my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greener Jim View Post
    They are both good. If you're used to .270 mate I wouldn't change. 270 is a cracking round.
    In my opinion, .308 won't do you any better in this instance.

    If you want to go 30 cal, go 30-06.

    But that's just my opinion, and let's face it they're like sphincters!
    Fully agree. I bought truckloads of shootingmagzines in the last 20 years, read piles of books, watched and informed me in any way. Conclusion : Put a 130/180 grain quality bullet in the vitals of a UK deer and you have a dead deer. A catridge like 270/7x64/30-06 make it a bit easier ( slightly flatter shooting) , but for the rest ..............
    On real heavy game I would prefer a 180 grain bullet at 30-06 / 300 win mag speed to have more power. By heavy I mean 200-400 kg class. In the UK my choice would be 270 in Scotland , 30-06 on Thetford reds.

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    Got both cals 308 is my woodland rifle 270 is my walk stalk hill rifle
    norma

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAYNE View Post
    Good evening,

    Looking to exchange with my old parker and hale 270 to a new tika 270 or 308 but trying to decide which calibre.

    What's everyone view on the 2 calibres and which would you choose and why?

    Hopefully get some good points to make the decision easier

    Have a good night

    Rather than look at the ballistic differences (which are minimal, from a practical stalking point of view) consider the fact that .270 is harder to get hold of, more expensive and not as common in the rest of the world, which could be an issue if you ever want to hunt abroad. .308W is one of the most commonly used rounds and there is a very wide choice of amo out there. So I suggest you make the decision based on practicality and not on ballistic performance.
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