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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2008, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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new rifle

i use a 243

and im looking at a marlin .270 rem and it they also make it in30-06 spr

if i were to use 100 grain bullets, what would be bigger, the .270, or the 30-06
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2008, 07:54 AM
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The 30-06 is bigger. .308 vs .274 The 100 gr for the '06 heh?!?!? might not be to good if you can find one. thats a little small for the '06 it would be almost a round ball. for the '06 I would start , for deer size animals, at 150 gr. but thats me.
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2008, 07:55 AM
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In My Opinion Either Good 270-3006 Excellent For Deer.but The 100gr Unless You Handload I Don't Think You Can Buy Over The Counter Bullets In 100gr.130gr For The 270 And 150 For The 3006.but Don't Underestamate That 243.that Allso Is An Excellent Deer Cal.and You Can Buy 100gr Over The Counter.

post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2008, 08:18 PM
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They are both good calibers. The 270 is a little flatter shooting with less recoil. The 30/06 a little more power. If you want to use lighter bullets, in the 100 grain range, go with the 270. You'll have a much higher sectional density and ballistic coefficient than with the lighter 30 calber bullets. I've had both of these calibers, and they're both great. At this stage of the game, I'm leaning just a bit towrd the 270. If your mostly hunting deer, I'd definitely recommend the 270 over the 30/06.
Heh, Ron, that .270 measures .277 not .274. Just keeping you "honest."

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2008, 08:50 PM
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Thanks for some reason I guess I was thinking the 270 was 274 and the 280 was 284. maybe not. the 7mm is 284. I don't own and have never owned a 270 or a 280. I do know they are both good calibers. 274, 277 whatever it takes. lol thanks onehorse.
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 07:04 PM
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Hey, FloridaBuckBuster,
Ronn just got me thinking - you might want to consider the .280 Rem. I hunted elk, deer and antelope with this gun exclusively for about 16 years and it does it ALL! It's very flat shooting, (I've killed antelope at over 340 yards with it), packs a great punch (have knocked bull elk right off their feet with it - at about 300+ yards, it has moderate recoil (less than the '06). It's just the greatest do-it-all-gun going. Drawbacks - only one I can think of is that you won't get the usual Wal-Mart or discount store ammunition prices if they carry it at all. I don't use that rifle much right now, because I'm fooling around with some short magnums mostly out of curiosoty and not need. Anyway, good luck whatever you choose.
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