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Depends. Normal hunting ranges I would take the 7mm-08 all day long. Out west on really flat ground with +400 yard shots I would probably go with the .270. :)

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I love the 7mm-08! Its my favorite cartridge ever! It is incredibly versatile Especialy if u reload! I have used it on deer and elk and with my custom loads I can make 300 yard shot with ease....kinda lol
 
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They are actually pretty close. Both are accurate. The .270 may have an edge in velocity, but not a lot. The 7mm-08 offers a greater selection of bullet weights which can be important to the handloader. Factory ammo may be a little more plentiful in .270. You might want to consider the fact that the 7mm-08 is built on a shorter action where as the .270 is built on a longer action. So, six of one half a dozen of the other. You can't really go wrong with either.
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I wonder? I would go with the .270 WCF for Western hunting. The larger 30-06 engine compared to the smaller .308 engine gives the old .270 an important edge.
And if you are turned on by metrics the .270 is after all a 7.03-06. caliber rifle.
 

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If I had to own just one of them it would be the 7-08. I have used a 270 A LOT and now I own the 7-08. I think the 7-08 is more versatile than the 270 due to bullet selection. Basically, I can do anything the 270 can do with my 7-08 and MORE!!!;)
 

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I agree with all of the above posts. Both are great cartridges. I've never owned a 7-08 but it's close enough my favorite, the .308Win, for me.
 

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Both good rounds. I would choose 7-08 myself due to the amount of meat the higher velocity .270 will ruin at close range.
 

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I wonder? I would go with the .270 WCF for Western hunting. The larger 30-06 engine compared to the smaller .308 engine gives the old .270 an important edge.
And if you are turned on by metrics the .270 is after all a 7.03-06. caliber rifle.
.68 is not 7mm, it is .270. The 7mm is larger then .270. The 6.5 is smaller then .270. Where does 7.03 come from???? I don't have a 7mm-08, but it is a fine cartridge. I prefer 7mm rem Mag and 6.5x55. .270 is redundant to what I have, and does not add any advantage. What have you been smokin'?
 

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You can always get the 6.8-08 which is a 270 on a 308 case.:p
 

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ARMED Performance ? In what way. They both kill very well with the right bullet weight and construction for the game intended.
 

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Both are fantastic calibers, I'd lean more to the 7-08 if you reload. I shoot mine out to 800 yards all the time. Less recoil than the .270, better bullet selection, shorter action.
 
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