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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 05:13 AM
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As much as I love my .270 I have to agree with onehorse ballisticly I don't think you will really notice a difference between them well at least here 99% of my shots have been under 50yds my longest was about 75-80 yrds I don't have many places I can hunt that have shots over 200yds
if you are looking for long range then I would say the .270 has a slight advantage
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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 11:24 AM
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I own a Stevens 200 in .243 topped with a Center Point 4-16x40 scope. I use it for coyotes. Its an AWESOME rifle, it uses the same tried and true Savage 110 action. The only different is this doesn't have Savage's AccuTrigger and it has a cheaper synthetic stock. The trigger on the Steven's is still good and the synthetic stock doesn't really bother me much. I say go for it.

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Steven's or Marlin

Before you buy the Steven's 200 I would try to find a Marlin XL7 and give it a good look. I think that the price of both will be similar. I personally prefer the Marlin. Let us know what you end up with. I would also recommend against the package deals where they include the scope. Most of the package scopes are not very good. There is a really big difference between a 50 dollar scope and one that costs 150. Try to get as much scope as you can afford.

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post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 11:47 AM
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id say 270...just in case you decide to hunt something bigger....

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id say 270...just in case you decide to hunt something bigger....
Energy wise the .308 and the .270 are about the same. The .308 shoots heavier bullets generally and the .308 fires a .308 diameter bullet while the .270 shoots a .277 diameter bullet. Personally I'd rather have the .308 if I was hunting bigger game.
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its all preference. the .308 is a nice round, and yes you can get bigger bullets, but the .270 is a flatter round. yes the velocities are about the same, but it goes beyond that. the muzzle energy and down range energy are higher than the .308. just depends on what you are shooting, bullet, powder, etc.

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post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 06:47 PM
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308/270

thier both built off std 30-06 case the real differace is the 308 was shortened the 270 a much faster rifle with its 27 cal bullet but why buy unless u want a corvette with a 4 cyl motor just by the basic 06 and i think you would be much further ahead although of the two go with the 270 the dorn.
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the freakin 270 kicks like a mule it has a very sharp recoil to it,i own 300 ultra mags,7mm ultra mags,300 win mags, i can shoot these a lot better than the 270 because it kick so freaking bad, i have owned 3 .270s none of witch i kept becouse of recoil,go with the .308

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Both are fine rounds. I prefer 30 cal bullets but that is nothing but personal preference.

308 being a NATO round, there will always be lots of surplus ammo for plinking.
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the freakin 270 kicks like a mule it has a very sharp recoil to it,i own 300 ultra mags,7mm ultra mags,300 win mags, i can shoot these a lot better than the 270 because it kick so freaking bad, i have owned 3 .270s none of witch i kept becouse of recoil,go with the .308
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