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  • November 30, 2006 at 6:47 am #506686 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    and…I finally voted :^O :^O :^O :whistle
    November 30, 2006 at 11:21 am #506687 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I switched from a .270 to a 7mm08 two years ago and have been VERY happy. It is definately a 200 yard or less round but it has no recoil to speak of and deer go no where after the shot. I don’t know what it is but the 270 through the heart would be a 50 yard tracking job but the 130 grain 7mm08 will put them on the ground in their tracks every time.

    I disagree with you it being a 200 yard or less round . I have a 7mm-08 and shoot Hornady light mags in it and the specs are actually better than a 270 and 30-06. ft/lbs of energy isnt as high as 06 due to a 139 grain bullet. I have killed a deer at 250 yards with no problems .My only complaint about this round is the ammo is hard to find and getting harder every year.

    November 30, 2006 at 3:03 pm #506688 Back to Top REPORT
    citori-shooter
    Citori Shooter

    Joined: 10/18/2006
    I always used Remington Kore Lokts..We’ve had great success with them, But I’m always up for suggestions

    Here is a suggestion for bullets,These are (in my opinion) the best deer bullet made today, I took 2 deer with them and the devistation is unreal. (of course I guess it could have been because I was shooting a 338 win mag #-o ) But you need to try differant loads and see what your gun likes the best. [=}=]

    http://www.winchester.com/products/cata … 0ZXI=&bn=5

    November 30, 2006 at 3:05 pm #506689 Back to Top REPORT
    brettr1
    brettr1

    Joined: 3/22/2006
    You can’t go wrong with either choice. They are both great cartridges. a case can be made for either. I have a both and I like both rounds. I think the .308 is a little more versatile with the variety of bullets.

    What brand of rifle are you looking to buy?

    November 30, 2006 at 3:26 pm #506690 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005

    You can’t go wrong with either choice. They are both great cartridges. a case can be made for either. I have a both and I like both rounds. I think the .308 is a little more versatile with the variety of bullets.

    What brand of rifle are you looking to buy?[/quote:59j2neyk]I have a Ruger Compact 270 on hold..BUT !!! I was just looking through my new Edition of GunHunter Magazine and seen The new Remington Model 7 CDL….Comes ion a 270 WSM and a .308 ….. Now I really can’t make my mind up #-o #-o

    If I do order the REmington.. I’ll be sure to get it with a Laminated Thumbhole Stock.. And put a Sworovski on it 8D

    November 30, 2006 at 3:26 pm #506691 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

    Joined: 1/10/2006

    I always used Remington Kore Lokts..We’ve had great success with them, But I’m always up for suggestions

    Here is a suggestion for bullets,These are (in my opinion) the best deer bullet made today, I took 2 deer with them and the devistation is unreal. (of course I guess it could have been because I was shooting a 338 win mag #-o ) But you need to try differant loads and see what your gun likes the best. [=}=]

    http://www.winchester.com/products/cata … 0ZXI=&bn=5[/quote:32spafav]

    Them are $-) $-) $-) ….MSRP $43 a box!

    The only thing that I think makes a difference from the regular Nosler Accubond would be the moly coating……..which I’m not really a fan of, I just see that as a cheezy way to squeeze more velocity out of the same or very similar bullet……….Still got the lead core to separate and stuff………now if they made a ballistic tip with the attributes of the partition………..that would make me go Hmmmmmmmm :-k

    As for the 7mm-08, I love this caliber……….not as much velocity as the .270 and more bullet drop than the .270 but still, the 7mm bullet is a nice one…………I got this caliber for my wife to shoot……….the recoil is still managable for her, and it can reach out and touch game up to the size of moose!……….of course, it is difficult to find loaded rounds of a good variety……..but I don’t worry about that ;) (Lots of .308 brass to resize out there!)

    My rule of thumb for considering a cartridge……….use the cartridge that will be large enough to get the job done but not too large as to cause too much damage………….Bigger isn’t always better ;)

    You figure that the more energy and the larger the bullet, the more blood shot meat the deer will suffer which equals more loss of meat. For actual size of the bullet, the largest I’d go with would be the 30 caliber………..(.31 caliber’s close enough Stu ;) )but if there’s no dangerous game around…….or the only “dangerous” game around is black bear, then I’d even consider using a .223rem………really like the .243 and maybe even the 25-06…….. :-B

    November 30, 2006 at 3:34 pm #506692 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    I really want to go with the .308, But keep thinking if I want to hunt bigger game I still have my Rem 673 .350 mag.. :X :X …I’ll be trading in my 7mm for the new gun,So now I keep thinking the 270 will be my better bet to go with ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ..
    November 30, 2006 at 3:34 pm #506693 Back to Top REPORT
    bambam
    BamBam

    Joined: 7/21/2004
    Hornady is makin some nice rounds for the .270. I got the Light Magnums in 140gr and it’s too much for our north east deer. It does way too much damage. Going back to lighter loads. I couldn’t be happier with my Rem 700 ADL all Black Synthetic/ Matte, with a Burris Signature 3×9. Super accurate, and a little less recoil than an 06. .270 Alan,, go for it 8D
    November 30, 2006 at 3:56 pm #506694 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    I really want to go with the .308, But keep thinking if I want to hunt bigger game I still have my Rem 673 .350 mag.. :X :X …I’ll be trading in my 7mm for the new gun,So now I keep thinking the 270 will be my better bet to go with ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ..

    I can’t believe your considering getting rid of a rifle…………..of course, I always tell my wife that I’ll be trading my old rifle in………..I never do :whistle , then when she finds out, I just tell her “I may need it as a back up incase I break the new rifle (fat chance :p )

    Heck, why don’t you get them both……….and keep the 7mm………then you have a rifle for EVERY situation…………just gets kinda heavy lugging all 3 rifles into the field ;)

    November 30, 2006 at 5:02 pm #506695 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005

    The only thing that I think makes a difference from the regular Nosler Accubond would be the moly coating……..which I’m not really a fan of, I just see that as a cheezy way to squeeze more velocity out of the same or very similar bullet……….Still got the lead core to separate and stuff………now if they made a ballistic tip with the attributes of the partition………..that would make me go Hmmmmmmmm [/quote:322rp083]

    The AccuBond is supposed to be the best of both the BT and Partition, I thought. Anyway the coating on the WIN stuff isnt really moly, whatever it is its a step up from Moly. Atleast the ones I played with, in a Shilen there was no residue or copper just good old carbon fouling. [=}=]

    November 30, 2006 at 5:56 pm #506696 Back to Top REPORT
    ob_wan
    ob_wan

    Joined: 11/7/2006
    Jack O’Connor Winchester Model 70 .270. “The rifleman’s rifle”
    Yes, I am older than dirt…..
    November 30, 2006 at 6:07 pm #506697 Back to Top REPORT
    808xt
    808XT

    Joined: 2/8/2006
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    Yup, that’s what I would do, you never know when you (Alan) will be going out west to hunt and may need that extra distance the 7mm will give you (weren’t you invited to a number of trips out west :whistle ). For deer sized animals the .270 is plenty enough. I’m not so sure about Nippy’s thoughts on the .223 (I’ve use it for goat hunting but it does a lot of damage to the meat due to the high velocity) but if placed properly, it will do the job too. If you wanted a little more ooomph, then you could consider the .270 WSM but there aren’t as many bullets available.

    [=}=]

    November 30, 2006 at 6:37 pm #506698 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005


    Heck, why don’t you get them both……….and keep the 7mm………then you have a rifle for EVERY situation…………just gets kinda heavy lugging all 3 rifles into the field ;)

    Yup, that’s what I would do, you never know when you (Alan) will be going out west to hunt and may need that extra distance the 7mm will give you (weren’t you invited to a number of trips out west :whistle ). For deer sized animals the .270 is plenty enough. I’m not so sure about Nippy’s thoughts on the .223 (I’ve use it for goat hunting but it does a lot of damage to the meat due to the high velocity) but if placed properly, it will do the job too. If you wanted a little more ooomph, then you could consider the .270 WSM but there aren’t as many bullets available.

    [=}=]

    [/quote:23b8w86t]I just changed my mind again ](*,) ](*,) … Got a call in for a Wetherby in Pittsburgh.. 270 and a 308….. This is harder than trying to figure out what to name your kids #-o :oops:

    December 1, 2006 at 12:01 am #506699 Back to Top REPORT
    shadow
    SHADOW

    Joined: 7/9/2006
    I am a Winchester fan,but since they are close,i will go with Browning or Weatherby.First choice cadrige:30/06.One thing for sure,personnally i will not go with the thumpholl stock,you can’t go as fast as a normal stock for a fellow up shoot,just my personnal opinion. [=}=]
    If you want a good deer rifle,i am sure you will not mind a few extra pound,and if you don’t want the Mauser type action,i will go with a Springfield Armory M-1A. :D
    maybe it is going to be my next rifle! :whistle
    December 1, 2006 at 1:14 am #506700 Back to Top REPORT

    Carlos

    Joined: 12/10/2004
    I think It boils down to whether you want the short action or the long action.
    I got a Browning Lever action last year ( lightweight BLR) in 300 WSM because I wanted the short action and a 30 caliber.
    The 270 wsm is also an awsome caliber also in the short action .
    I would choose the 308
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