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Paradiddle
10-29-2008, 8:57 PM
What say you? .270 or 30-06 for hog, deer, and varment. I live here but might hunt other western states.

Take into consideration recoil, performance, cost, and flexibilty.

Bolt action - either Win 70 or Rem 700 (probably the latter).

I don't want to hear about EBRs or .308 - only your thoughts on the 2 mentioned ;)

Thanks,

Jeff

moulton
10-29-2008, 9:05 PM
.270 works for me, bagged myself a white-tail buck this morning with it. I prefer the Savage 110 action, less expensive, lots of after market things, easy to re barrel......

deldgeetar
10-29-2008, 10:10 PM
30-06. Besides the great availability, in addition to your hunting ammo you can pick up surplus at 30-35 cents a round to practice with. And then you will probably pick up a Garand too. See, win-win situation.:D

yellowfin
10-29-2008, 10:19 PM
.30-06 for the advantage of heavier bullets for the really tough stuff if need be. It is truly impossible to beat it for versatility, ammo availability, and track record. It has always worked and will always work.

Timberwolf
10-29-2008, 10:22 PM
30-06 FTW

gunboat
10-29-2008, 10:28 PM
I vote 06, because it has such a wide range -- 100gr to 220 gr -- wider range of cast boolits available as well --

scootergmc
10-30-2008, 6:35 AM
Chuck Hawks has a quick hitter article on the issue...
http://www.chuckhawks.com/perfect_pair.htm

As for me, I'd just go .270 with the critters you have listed.

dfletcher
10-30-2008, 7:37 AM
I notice you listed recoil first - the 270 is a bit easier on the shoulder than the 30.06 and of the animals you mentioned I think the 270 is just as good as the 30.06. Friend of mine uses the 270 for up to elk with no problem. Personally I don't care for the round, no idea why, and I do like the 30.06. But it sounds like overall you'd be better served with the 270 than the 06.

You mentioned hunting in western states which implies some open and longer range shooting, I think the 270 has a slightly better trajectory than the 06?

Paradiddle
10-30-2008, 7:52 AM
Thanks - I do have a Garand which is why I was originally thinking 06 the whole way. A friend who hunts HIGHLY recommended the 270 so I'm not slightly torn. Recoil is a factor but honestly I can't tell the difference between an M1A in 308 and my Garand so I'm not sure I could tell the difference between a 270 and a 06.

Jeff

Fjold
10-30-2008, 9:47 AM
Deer, Pigs and Varmints?

That's a tough call as neither the 270 or the 30.06 would be even my 50th pick for varmints. For the mid-sized game, pick the one that you shoot best. You don't need more than a 150 grain bullet for either one.

Paratus et Vigilans
10-30-2008, 10:00 AM
Thanks - I do have a Garand which is why I was originally thinking 06 the whole way. A friend who hunts HIGHLY recommended the 270 so I'm not slightly torn. Recoil is a factor but honestly I can't tell the difference between an M1A in 308 and my Garand so I'm not sure I could tell the difference between a 270 and a 06.

Jeff

You will feel it with a bolt gun! I'm not sure how much difference there is between the .270 and the .30-06, but either one in a bolt gun is going to result in a lot more perceived recoil than you feel with your M1A or M1 Garand since those gas guns spend a lot of that energy in ejecting the spent round and loading the next one. In a bolt gun, all of that energy gets transmitted to the shooter.

beast556
10-30-2008, 10:03 AM
I say get a 30-06 tons of top notch ammo and you can get cheap surplus to plink with. If you ever got stuck with out ammo on a trip some how, you will probly be able to locate 30-06 before 270.

tmuller
10-30-2008, 10:47 AM
06 for versatility as everyone has stated. It does seem that .270 would fit your needs well as well. I prefer 06 but that's just me, can't go wrong with either. Good luck!

5hundo
10-30-2008, 12:20 PM
.30-06...

Cheaper ammo for plinking and good access to cheap brass...