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Old 09-12-2013, 11:09 AM   #21
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I have both, here is my take on it.
270 Win if you like cheap ammo and a little more power.
7mm-08 if you reload or are exceptionally recoil shy.
Overall I like my 7mm-08 better for what it is worth.

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Here's a 3/8" group , 3 shots of 130 gr .270 Remington Corelockt (not the expensive stuff). 100 yards

Can't do this with my 30-06. (I can't I am sure others can). Super flat trajectory on the 270s

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I live in Arkansas but I also have hunted in Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. I mostly hunt deer. I have on occasion hunted hogs. I want a round that is versatile with a wide range of game. I have only owned 12ga shotguns. So recoiled is not an issue with me.

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The 270 has two advantages:

* For a given bullet weight, the .270 bullet will have better sectional density and ballistic coefficient.

* The 270 brass has room for more powder.

So, the .270 will shoot flatter, farther, will penetrate better for a given bullet weight, which translates into a better chance at a quick, humane kill.

Put the two cartridges side by side, and the difference should be rather obvious.

Nothing wrong with the 7-08 but all things considered, I'd rather have a .270.

YMMV

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I have owned and hunted everything from yotes to elk with both. Both are great calibers, but I have settled on the 7-08 over the 270 because it comes in a smaller, lighter, lighter recoiling package. I like carrying and shooting the 7-08 much better than I did my 270.
But you can't go wrong with either one of them.

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The 270 has two advantages:

* For a given bullet weight, the .270 bullet will have better sectional density and ballistic coefficient.

* The 270 brass has room for more powder.

So, the .270 will shoot flatter, farther, will penetrate better for a given bullet weight, which translates into a better chance at a quick, humane kill.

Put the two cartridges side by side, and the difference should be rather obvious.

Nothing wrong with the 7-08 but all things considered, I'd rather have a .270.

YMMV
Your logic is flawed.
.270 and 7mm-08 using a Partition 140gr.
.270:
BC, .432
SD, .261

7mm-08:
BC, .434
SD, .248

It is only when you use 120gr that the .270 shines.

The .270 may have "room" for more powder, but is it safe?? 7mm-08 tends to be more efficient w/ less powder when using the same powder in both. At published levels of course.
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