Caliber Wars: .270 vs. .30-06

Caliber Wars: .270 vs. .30-06

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    Caliber Wars: .270 vs. .30-06

    Of these two rounds which would you rather have in a bolt action rifle and why?
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    Lightbulb 30-06

    Both great cartridges. The 30-06 has the advantage of heavier bullet wieghts. Both are flat shooting,wind bucking,hard hitting,and very versital rounds.

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    30-06, but only because I have shot so many rounds that I know the drop and wind drift almost without thinking about it. Either will kill any game animal in North America.
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    30-06 , it is very common, also large variety of loads.
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    30-06. As mentioned both have rather flat trajectories, but the Ott-Six can have a heavier bullet, AND more choices on bullet weights for your application.. Can I ask what you intend on using the rifle for?

    Note to mention: I shoot a bolt action SS Ruger M77 30-06 for deer season. I use 155 or 165 grain Remington Core-Lokt pointed soft point bullets for whitetail deer in Alabama. (Kind of overkill in AL where visibility is usually limited, and most shots are 150 yards or less. My father uses a .243, which also has a flat trajectory)

    I hear the Winchester Ballistic Tips fragment heavily upon coming into contact with bone, shattering/exploding inside the game animal and rendering a good portion of the areas surrounding the wound channel bloodshot and inedible. This is not my first hand experience, but I have read, and heard- from several reliable hunter sources about the problems with ballistic tips.

    Thats probably too much info or not exactly what you were looking for but thought I'd volunteer that information incase it was helpful.
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    What are you going to do with it?

    I own a 30-06 excellent all around caliber, by handloading you get some serious versatility.

    I also own a .270, my all time favorite deer caliber, light recoil and pretty flat shooting.

    Luckily I donít have to choose.

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    I love a good caliber war!
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    I load 150 grn. Barnes x bullets for my .06 for deer. Full copper bullet thru out. No separation and a nice expanded mushroom of sharp copper.
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    I also have both of them.You have more variety of loads with 30-06
    I just wanted a 270 to be different than the crowd I was hunting with.

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    Out of those two, I would take a 30-06

    But I would take .308 above both of them.
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    out of the 2 a 30-06 but would take the 270 over a 308

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT View Post
    But I would take .308 above both of them.
    Now why would you want a shortened version of the .30-06?
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    I've got them both .270 130 gain Nosler Partitions for deer, great for long range and good penetration even at bad angles and 180 grain Nosler Partition for Elk, great penetration even when hitting bone.

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