270 vs 7mm-08 bullet damage

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Armed-Citizen, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Armed-Citizen

    Armed-Citizen New Member

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    Which of these two has a greater performance?
     
  2. TLuker

    TLuker New Member

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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. :)

    Just my .02
     

  3. savageman97

    savageman97 New Member

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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
     
  4. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    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.
    cottontop
     
  5. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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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.
     
  6. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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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!!!;)
     
  7. Intheshop

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    Short vs long action would be the more critical decision for me.Both chamberings have their strong points.
     
  8. RUG3R44

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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.
     
  9. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  10. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    .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'?
     
  11. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You can always get the 6.8-08 which is a 270 on a 308 case.:p
     
  12. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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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.
     
  13. 7mmstw

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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.