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Old 09-11-2013, 03:27 AM   #1
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From what I've read the 7mm-08 is bigger, faster, and flatter shooting. But the .270 is cheeper. What would be the best for you in your opinion?

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Old 09-11-2013, 03:58 AM   #2
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Best for what? Killing paper targets? Hunting large game? Home defense?

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From what I've read the 7mm-08 is bigger, faster, and flatter shooting. But the .270 is cheeper. What would be the best for you in your opinion?
best for what? hunting or target shooting?

some ballistics for you to ponder on.

Hornady ammo ballistics.

270 Win. SST 140 gr. bullet.
3090/2968 MV/ME @500 yards, 2187/1487 V/E.
bullet drop. muzzle, -1.50" at 500 yards, -35.4"
felt recoil in an 8 lb. rifle, 17.1 lbs.

7mm-08 SST 140 gr. bullet.
2950/2686 MV/ME @500 yards, 2059/1308 V/E.
bullet drop. muzzle, -1.50" at 500 yards, -39.6"
felt recoil in an 8 lb. rifle, 12.6 lbs.

huge diference if hunting or wanting to target shoot.
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If you ask me the 7mm-08 is just a .270 Lite, just my .02 cents...............

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If you ever reload, the 270 is simple to make your own brass from 30.06 or 25.06, not sure about the 7mm 08 though

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If you ever reload, the 270 is simple to make your own brass from 30.06 or 25.06, not sure about the 7mm 08 though
7mm-08, just use 308 cases!
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7mm-08, just use 308 cases!
My vote goes to the 7mm-08. I have a BLR chanbered in it and it is a fine round. Nothing wrong witha 270 either.
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From what I've read the 7mm-08 is bigger, faster, and flatter shooting. But the .270 is cheeper. What would be the best for you in your opinion?
Actually, you have that a bit backwards. While 7mm is marginally larger in diameter than .270 the latter is actually more powerful and flatter shooting.

As others have said, "best" is relative and depends on what and where you are shooting. For deer size game at reasonable ranges ( say 300 yards) the deer won't notice any difference although the 7mm-08 will do the job with less recoil and probably in a lighter, handier rifle.

If you want to push the range further, or perhaps add elk to the list, the .270 will start to look like the better choice.
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Without knowing your intended use I'll assume hunting deer, antelope, other game of that ilk?

.270 is available everywhere. I know a lot of long distance hunters in Montana (300 yards+) who swear by the round. Look at Axxe's chart it shoots somewhat flatter than the 7mm. I bet you will be pleased with either selection

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From the 06 case you can make, .270, .25-06, .300 Savage, 7mm-08, .250-3000 Savage, .308, .243, hell you can even make .45 ACP..............

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