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Old 10-13-2011, 01:02 PM   #31
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i'm with 03 on this, i really like the 308, (have one) but the 30-06 seems IMO, to be a little more versatile round, (need to replace mine). i have owned a couple of 270's in the past (need to get another one to add to the collection) and was always happy with the performance of them. any choice you make of these three calibers will serve you well.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:01 PM   #32
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That makes me feel better, but has yet to form a decision. Probably going to get the 06. Unless I ultimately decide I want the flat trajectory of the .270 I really like shooting coyotes with the .270 and I know I will kill 10 coys to every one animal of a different species. So, again, maybe I'll stick with that.
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That makes me feel better, but has yet to form a decision. Probably going to get the 06. Unless I ultimately decide I want the flat trajectory of the .270 I really like shooting coyotes with the .270 and I know I will kill 10 coys to every one animal of a different species. So, again, maybe I'll stick with that.
Jack O'Connor shot every thing with a 270. I live in Montana and I shoot a 30/06
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Jack O'Connor shot every thing with a 270. I live in Montana and I shoot a 30/06
If it was good enough for Jack, it's good enough for me. Too bad he came and went before my time. Doesn't stop me from enjoying his writings though.

I am really leaning towards the .270

I'm sure I'll lean again once it comes time to buy. Until then, I am going to enjoy my expedition into the New Mexican desert. Guess my Mauser will have to fill the bolt-void for the time being. We'll see how it all swings when I get back...
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Yep 06 all the way not sure what manufacturer your looking at but in the 350 range I would go with a weatherby vanguard, i have two and love them both one is in 06 and the other in
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I am looking at savage. I liked the one I had, I like the detachable magazine and I gotta stay near 350. All the Wetherby's I have seen have been closer to 500 and fixed mag.
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All three of these calibers are more than enough to put down what you want. I have a .270 and wight the proper bullet will put down moose elk and brown bear. Shot with what you comfortable with. As long as you are planning on shooting closer ranges (0-300yards) these three will drop anything. Longer ranges takes better bullet selection and most likely reloading. In my .270 I'm reloading some rounds that I'm not afraid to use out to 700 yards. Once again shot with what you are comfortable with. With the right bullets you can put down anything. The big thing is you have to hit the animal right.
Hope that helps you out.
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All are good. A .270 is flat and accurate. A 30-06 is versatile and still accurate. But there is just something special about the .308. Oh, and it is also versatile. Over the years I've watched a lot of people make this decision, including myself. I went with the 06, my father went with the .270, and my buddies have went with pretty much every caliber you can think of. With all of our combined years of hunting experience, we've all finally concluded that absolutely nothing beats the .308. All of the other calibers mentioned work so you can't make a bad decision with any of those choices, but nothing works as well as a .308.

Just my .02 cents

I would also suggest you try something other than the .270 simply because you've already had one. Try something different every chance you get and eventually you'll have tried them all, but for everyone I know that road lead back to the .308 (except for one friend, 7mm Mag, but he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer).
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Hmmmmmmm

I like your recommendation for trying something new. I hadn't looked at it like that. And I am all about trying new things so it makes pretty good sense. Thank you. For the first time I think I've got some direction. I think .308 might be the ticket
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They are all great cartridges in my opinion. I think you can do a lot with any of them.
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