Originally Posted by wechols
I do love the 270. Jack O'Conner made me a believer. Great round.
The 243 is a good round if you're new and might be as little recoil shy.
I liked the books by Jack O'Conner that I have read, but I've only run across two, so far.
The .243 is good for older, more experienced hunters too. Folks who know when, where and how to shoot, but aren't ready to haul around a heavy rifle or get knocked around when they fire it.
Most deer are killed with 30-30's.
I've never owned a .270 but I came close one time... I had a new Ruger bolt gun with a 24" heavy barrel in .280 Remington, that I took deer hunting one year. - I didn't see anything that I wanted to shoot that time, though.
I chose .308 Winchester for my BLR... They make long-action BLR's but I wanted something really light and handy. - I already had .308 dies, brass, factory loads and bullets at home, too.