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Old 09-11-2013, 03:48 PM   #11
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The 7mm-08 compared to a .308 is what a .270 is to a 30-06--- The 7mm-08 and the .270 have very similar if not identical bullets but the 7mm-08 is based on a 308 case and the .270 is based on a 30-06 case.
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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
now where the 7mm-08 has an edge over the 270, is felt recoil. the 270 has a sharp recoil, depending on the rifle, where the 7mm-08, is very gentle and easily shot by beginning youth hunters and those sensitive to heavy recoil.

longer distances and a little larger game than deer, the 270 would be my suggestion. up to larger sized deer and such and at reasonable ranges, or needing little gentler to shoot rifle, the 7mm-08 would be my choice.

i own both and like both for their own reasons. but i shoot my 7mm-08 much more than i do my 270 by a large margin.
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OK, with both shooting a 140gr BT, just a nosler bullet, MV is as follows w/ max load of IMR4064:
.270: 2828fps
7-08: 2770fps

With a 200 yard zero, this is the result at 300 yards:
.270: drop, 7.7" V=2233fps, E=1550fpe
7-08: drop, 8" V=2215fps, E=1516fpe

With that much energy, both are 300..350 yard elk guns.
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it's like identical twin girls discussing who's the prettiest . red apples /green apples . 308 vs 30-06 etc
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it's like identical twin girls discussing who's the prettiest . red apples /green apples . 308 vs 30-06 etc
until you find out one of those twin sisters punches harder than the other!
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I don't think anything matters in this thread. The OP hasn't returned to tell us his intended use for the rifle.
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until you find out one of those twin sisters punches harder than the other!
True to a point! Both cartridges like lighter bullets and perform very well with them. They are so close heading down to 120gr. The .270 performs very well. That slightly thinner and longer bullet can take game further. But, it also uses more powder to get there.
Again, numbers at the muzzle don't show everything.

120gr:
.270: mv 3096
7-08: mv 3017

powder charge Max:
IMR4064
49.2gr .270
43.9gr 7-08
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BTW, I don't own a .270 for one reason.
7mm Rem Mag
140gr w/ 58.2gr 4064:
300 yards: 5.9" drop, 2700fps, 2105fpe. you need to hit 500 yards to come close to 1500fpe. it is still above.
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BTW, I don't own a .270 for one reason.
7mm Rem Mag
140gr w/ 58.2gr 4064:
300 yards: 5.9" drop, 2700fps, 2105fpe. you need to hit 500 yards to come close to 1500fpe. it is still above.
i could get rid of my 270 simply because of my 280 Rem.! not that i will, but the 280 Rem. is just as capable as the 270, with almost similiar ballistics. the 280 just never got the same attention as the 270 did because of Jack O'Connor. but anything the 270 can do, the 280 can just about duplicate.

http://www.hornady.com/store/280-Rem-139-gr-SST-Superformance/
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i could get rid of my 270 simply because of my 280 Rem.! not that i will, but the 280 Rem. is just as capable as the 270, with almost similiar ballistics. the 280 just never got the same attention as the 270 did because of Jack O'Connor. but anything the 270 can do, the 280 can just about duplicate.

http://www.hornady.com/store/280-Rem-139-gr-SST-Superformance/
The 270 is a versatile rifle. I got bit by the Jack O'Connor bug. I bought a Model 70 winchester in 270 from the local Western Auto. It was the first centerfire rifle I selected/purchased on my own. I had shot a 270 owned by a friend and I liked it. Just with factory loads you can match anything from a 243 to light 30/06 loads.
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