Which rifle caliber should I buy .308 or .270?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Georgiahunter, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    Recoil is not an issue. I will mainly be hunting white tail in north/mid Georgia. If you know of good brands or specific guns for either caliber please name them. Price $300-$650
     
  2. Buckeyeborn

    Buckeyeborn New Member

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    Savage

    Look at used or new savage
     

  3. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I personally would choose .308, because ammunition is more available (atleast where I live) and cheaper. You'll be able to get more trigger time with the .308 due to the availability of it.

    Some of the manufacturers I would look at are Savage, Remington, Ruger, and Winchester.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I like to .308 as a do everything I need.
    Preferably in a bolt action with a good scope.
     
  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I'd flip a coin or get the best deal on either :)
     
  6. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    I was thinking of getting a bolt action .308, probably a savage. Anyway, what is a good scope for one for around $200-$250.
     
  7. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Both are great for deer, if hunting clear cuts I would lean towards the 270.

    You can't go wrong with either one.
     
  8. canebrake

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  9. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Sorry- Dun replyed :eek:
     
  10. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    First, Georgiahunter,

    Welcome to the Firearms Talk Forums.

    Second, Gunbroker is your fraind...

    I'd look into a CZ, Remington, Savage, or Ruger bolt action with a nice scope.

    Both calibers have a lot going for them. Perhaps you should try a couple before

    you buy.
     
  11. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    i have a bushnell 3200 elite 3x9x40, its serves me and my .308 it sits on very well
     
  12. Silvertip 44

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    Georgiahunter, .308 or .270 should suit the need nicely in Georgia woods or over clearcuts. As far as the brand of the rifle, it's sort of what fits your budget. Personally, I'm a Remington fan with the bolt gun and M1A with the autoloader.
     
  13. AR15CARRIER

    AR15CARRIER New Member

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    I have a remington 700 police 26 inch barrel .308 free floating with a Trijicon Accupoint 5-20x50mm and shot my first deer with it!! I can shoot quarters at 100 yards everytime.. It is my best rifle
     
  14. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    I have owned and shot whitetails with both calibers. I hunt in Missouri, and shots are under 150 yards. I prefer the .308 Win, and it's siblings (7mm-08, .243) hands down. Less recoil and short action. I use a Marlin XS7 in .308 and love it.

    If you are hunting over bean fields and taking 200yd+ shots than the .30-06 family (.270, .25-06) has an advantage.

    As far as optics... Nikon Prostaff or Redfield Revolution in 3-9x40 is hard to beat for the money.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011
  15. lyman53

    lyman53 New Member

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    I just received a new remington 750,308 cal,and theirs rust spots on the barrel,also the recoil pad looks like a kid installed it,doesn't line up with the but of the gun!I keep trying to call remington,but can't seem get anyone to talk to about it.:mad:
     
  16. The Rifleman

    The Rifleman New Member

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    308; Tikka T3; Ruger; Savage;

    Doc