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  • November 30, 2006 at 3:28 am #506671 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I shoot a7mm ,also own a 270 and 308 all good rifles. To choose just one would be tough but probably go with 270 :thumbup
    November 30, 2006 at 3:45 am #506672 Back to Top REPORT
    ktmracer
    KTMRacer

    Joined: 7/25/2004
    Allan,
    I have em both…scratch that…put the .308 down the road. My normal rifle that I hunt with here is a .300WSM in a Win Model 70 ss. It also has a fancy aftermarket Hogue stock and has been glass bedded and the barrel floated along with a 2# trigger job.
    That being said my most accurate rifle I own is a box stock Rem 700 Sendero in .270.
    I also own a TC Encore that had a .270 barrel when I bought it but I traded it off for a 7mm.08 just because I dont have the .308 anymore.
    Your situation Id go with the .308. You already have a long range gun in the 7mag. If you were hunting thicker brush you can find the little .308 factory loaded in a soft point (spire, core-loc, etc) up to 200 grain. I think the most you will find the .270 loaded will be 150gr.
    What rifle are you lookin for one in? If you dont just have your heart set on a specific brand you need to look into the Remington Tactical 700. I think this is the link:
    http://www.remingtonle.com/rifles/700pltr.htm

    You get a 20″ bull barrell along with the kevlar stock (HS Precission) and twin swivel studs (one for bi-pod).
    I want one just for the compactness and the accuracy.

    November 30, 2006 at 3:50 am #506673 Back to Top REPORT
    raypla
    Raypla

    Joined: 9/1/2005
    either sounds good – i have a nice .270 – but, I have an even nicer .25-06, so I gotta go with my buddy Lonewolf on that!!

    Yea thats a good round I’ve taken deer over 450 yds, its only downfall is the range of 25 cal. bullets available.

    But I chose 308 b/c I have one in a Rem. R-5 milspec and it is deadly accurate, less than an inch@ 300yds, oh yea did I mention that it has a heavy barrel and a 8.5-25 VXIII onto it.

    November 30, 2006 at 3:55 am #506674 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I got junior his first huntin rifle, the Barrett is a fine rifle, however I’m not convinced it will bring down a Mature Whitetail.

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    November 30, 2006 at 3:56 am #506675 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    .270 :thumbup
    November 30, 2006 at 4:06 am #506676 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    Well big guy, I assume it’s for deer and such……….and what kind of ranges are you talking about shooting at. If you wanna reach out and touch something, I’d go with the faster, flatter shooting caliber (the .270). If you want more selection, especially if you know someone who reloads, go with the .308. You loose about 150-250fps by going with the .308. With factory loads, there’s about 7″ more drop at 500yds with the .308.

    Of course, the comparison with loaded ammo uses different weight bullets too. with the 30 caliber being heavier, causing it to be quite a bit slower.

    Personally since I reload, I like the .308………I can adjust the loads for the loss of speed……within reason of course ;)

    If my only recourse was to buy the ammo, I’d go with the .270 for the lighter bullet, as well as it’s flatter trajectory. What kind of bullet are you thinking of using? I really like the way the Barnes triple shocks work……….packs a whollop and there’s no lead core to separate [=}=]

    I was really surprised that the different bullets do perform very different……with the barnes X type being the best out there due to the lack of lead in them. Of course the Combined Tech. Nosler/Winchester bullets called the Fail Safe are very good too but cost quite a bit more. Then I like the Nosler line……..for deer, I like the accubond ballistic tips, regular ballistic tips, then the partitions…………..

    I stay away from the Remington/winchester “Generic” bullets……..haven’t had much consistency with them at different distances and through different parts of the animal. Had some soft points go right through the soft tissue without expanding, then had the same kind of bullets literally explode when it hit bone. It did the job but also caused a lot of blood shot meat :thumbdown

    ………sorry for the really long post but I love firearms………and reloading is a hobby :oops:

    So, if you shoot at longer distances, go with the .270……..if not, then I’d stick with the .208…….especially if you reload or have access to a reloader [=}=]

    November 30, 2006 at 4:19 am #506677 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    Dang Nippy… :shock: :shock:

    It will be soley for deer…. I always used Remington Kore Lokts..We’ve had great success with them, But I’m always up for suggestions..I looked at the 270 today. And it’s on hold ;) for me…They had everything from 100-150 Gr for it..For deer You don’t need anything more than 150.. I’m thinking of 125’s for a good all around weight…It’s a Ruger M77 Compact 270.. A sweet lil Gun…. Also looking at a 308 with a Thumbhole stock, But it has a Mauser action.. I’m not real crazy about that [=}=]

    November 30, 2006 at 4:24 am #506678 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
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    All of our families bolt actions are built off of the Mauser actions. I like them a bunch. My Dad is re-shuffling a bunch of rifles and calibers right now. I think he’s converting the 257 roberts to a 270. He’ s got a 7mm he’s opening up to a 30-06. I’ve lost track of everything he’s had over the years.

    Good luck with the new gun!

    November 30, 2006 at 4:28 am #506679 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
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    All of our families bolt actions are built off of the Mauser actions. I like them a bunch. My Dad is re-shuffling a bunch of rifles and calibers right now. I think he’s converting the 257 roberts to a 270. He’ s got a 7mm he’s opening up to a 30-06. I’ve lost track of everything he’s had over the years.

    Good luck with the new gun![/quote:3g1yxf1t]I love the Wifes 257 Roberts.. sweet Lil Gun 8D 8D

    It’s not that the Mauser is a Bad thing… But that one seems to stick…

    But I have a 8mm German Mauser That killed lots of deer..With one heck of a peep sight on it… It made it’s retirement though :thumbup

    November 30, 2006 at 4:32 am #506680 Back to Top REPORT
    ironmaiden
    IRONMAIDEN

    Joined: 9/27/2005

    Well big guy, I assume it’s for deer and such……….and what kind of ranges are you talking about shooting at. If you wanna reach out and touch something, I’d go with the faster, flatter shooting caliber (the .270). If you want more selection, especially if you know someone who reloads, go with the .308. You loose about 150-250fps by going with the .308. With factory loads, there’s about 7″ more drop at 500yds with the .308.

    Of course, the comparison with loaded ammo uses different weight bullets too. with the 30 caliber being heavier, causing it to be quite a bit slower.

    Personally since I reload, I like the .308………I can adjust the loads for the loss of speed……within reason of course ;)

    If my only recourse was to buy the ammo, I’d go with the .270 for the lighter bullet, as well as it’s flatter trajectory. What kind of bullet are you thinking of using? I really like the way the Barnes triple shocks work……….packs a whollop and there’s no lead core to separate [=}=]

    I was really surprised that the different bullets do perform very different……with the barnes X type being the best out there due to the lack of lead in them. Of course the Combined Tech. Nosler/Winchester bullets called the Fail Safe are very good too but cost quite a bit more. Then I like the Nosler line……..for deer, I like the accubond ballistic tips, regular ballistic tips, then the partitions…………..

    I stay away from the Remington/winchester “Generic” bullets……..haven’t had much consistency with them at different distances and through different parts of the animal. Had some soft points go right through the soft tissue without expanding, then had the same kind of bullets literally explode when it hit bone. It did the job but also caused a lot of blood shot meat :thumbdown

    ………sorry for the really long post but I love firearms………and reloading is a hobby :oops:

    So, if you shoot at longer distances, go with the .270……..if not, then I’d stick with the .208…….especially if you reload or have access to a reloader [=}=][/quote:3t923nmz]

    big “d” , i gotta tell ya bro, you got it goin on man =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=

    exellent reply bro ;) :hugs

    November 30, 2006 at 4:32 am #506681 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
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    All of our families bolt actions are built off of the Mauser actions. I like them a bunch. My Dad is re-shuffling a bunch of rifles and calibers right now. I think he’s converting the 257 roberts to a 270. He’ s got a 7mm he’s opening up to a 30-06. I’ve lost track of everything he’s had over the years.

    Good luck with the new gun![/quote:3o2nljpt]I love the Wifes 257 Roberts.. sweet Lil Gun 8D 8D

    It’s not that the Mauser is a Bad thing… But that one seems to stick…

    But I have a 8mm German Mauser That killed lots of deer..With one heck of a peep sight on it… It made it’s retirement though :thumbup[/quote:3o2nljpt]

    We’ve had a bunch in 8 mm. In the 80’s my Dad was getting the military ones and re-working them into sporters. He does a really good job with them. He’s just finishing up his .338. I think he has one more action in the works after that.

    November 30, 2006 at 4:37 am #506682 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
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    All of our families bolt actions are built off of the Mauser actions. I like them a bunch. My Dad is re-shuffling a bunch of rifles and calibers right now. I think he’s converting the 257 roberts to a 270. He’ s got a 7mm he’s opening up to a 30-06. I’ve lost track of everything he’s had over the years.

    Good luck with the new gun![/quote:2xxorosb]I love the Wifes 257 Roberts.. sweet Lil Gun 8D 8D

    It’s not that the Mauser is a Bad thing… But that one seems to stick…

    But I have a 8mm German Mauser That killed lots of deer..With one heck of a peep sight on it… It made it’s retirement though :thumbup[/quote:2xxorosb]

    We’ve had a bunch in 8 mm. In the 80’s my Dad was getting the military ones and re-working them into sporters. He does a really good job with them. He’s just finishing up his .338. I think he has one more action in the works after that.[/quote:2xxorosb]The one I have id Military…. I’d Love to have it re worked :whistle :whistle :whistle

    November 30, 2006 at 4:39 am #506683 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
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    All of our families bolt actions are built off of the Mauser actions. I like them a bunch. My Dad is re-shuffling a bunch of rifles and calibers right now. I think he’s converting the 257 roberts to a 270. He’ s got a 7mm he’s opening up to a 30-06. I’ve lost track of everything he’s had over the years.

    Good luck with the new gun![/quote:jdfdbdz2]I love the Wifes 257 Roberts.. sweet Lil Gun 8D 8D

    It’s not that the Mauser is a Bad thing… But that one seems to stick…

    But I have a 8mm German Mauser That killed lots of deer..With one heck of a peep sight on it… It made it’s retirement though :thumbup[/quote:jdfdbdz2]

    We’ve had a bunch in 8 mm. In the 80’s my Dad was getting the military ones and re-working them into sporters. He does a really good job with them. He’s just finishing up his .338. I think he has one more action in the works after that.[/quote:jdfdbdz2]The one I have id Military…. I’d Love to have it re worked :whistle :whistle :whistle[/quote:jdfdbdz2]

    He does nice work but… he ain’t what I’d call fast!

    ;)

    November 30, 2006 at 4:42 am #506684 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
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    All of our families bolt actions are built off of the Mauser actions. I like them a bunch. My Dad is re-shuffling a bunch of rifles and calibers right now. I think he’s converting the 257 roberts to a 270. He’ s got a 7mm he’s opening up to a 30-06. I’ve lost track of everything he’s had over the years.

    Good luck with the new gun![/quote:27awxab6]I love the Wifes 257 Roberts.. sweet Lil Gun 8D 8D

    It’s not that the Mauser is a Bad thing… But that one seems to stick…

    But I have a 8mm German Mauser That killed lots of deer..With one heck of a peep sight on it… It made it’s retirement though :thumbup[/quote:27awxab6]

    We’ve had a bunch in 8 mm. In the 80’s my Dad was getting the military ones and re-working them into sporters. He does a really good job with them. He’s just finishing up his .338. I think he has one more action in the works after that.[/quote:27awxab6]The one I have id Military…. I’d Love to have it re worked :whistle :whistle :whistle[/quote:27awxab6]

    He does nice work but… he ain’t what I’d call fast!

    ;)[/quote:27awxab6] :^O :^O I have’nt shotit in 8 years… Not like I’d be in a hurry for it :^O :^O :^O

    November 30, 2006 at 6:46 am #506685 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    Okay, for deer only and the occasional coon and tail light, I’d got with the .270 for sure ;)

    150gr the heaviest………..I LOVE the barnes triple shock……….They’re coming out with a long range bullet that I WANT but I contacted them and they don’t have it in the .375 caliber yet……….but it’s the MRX bullet and it’s the design of the triple shock but has a core in it and a polymer tip in the nose to help with expansion…………..Plus it’s a cool blue tip to boot :p

    Anyway, they have the TSX bullet in 130, 140, and 150gr. the MRX bullet is only in 130 and 150gr. at the moment but they’ll be making more as time goes on since it is a new bullet ;)

    I got pretty good accuracy with the TSX bullets……much better than the regular X bullets.

    I think that Federal Premium would have the TSX stuff loaded………in fact I think that they’re the only ones who have factory loaded Barnes bullets [=}=]

    If you’re interested in shooting a particular bullet, and you don’t reload, check the stores to see what they have for the different kinds of bullets available……or check the web.

    Or you can be really nice to me but I don’t want to break federal laws by mailing ammo via the Post Office ;) (at least I think it’s a federal offense……especially since it’s not going to be declared :whistle )

    Next bullet on the list would have to be the Barnes Accubond, or the Ballistic tips……..if you hunt in heavy cover, go with the Partitions. You don’t need the Combined Technology stuff for tail lights and deer………They’re great bullets but pretty spendy. I think a box of 20 ..375 H&H goes for almost $50 up here………….The barnes cost about $30something………..of course, I’m comparing the fail safe with the regular barnes X……….. [=}=]

    Okay, I guess it’s coming out that I’m really a lead head at heart :oops: ………….I just love the smell of napalm in the AM ;)

    Now if I can just figure out how to make my broadheads expload on impact, I’ll be in heaven :p :-B [=}=]

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