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Old 08-25-2010, 01:55 AM
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Hi guys I am going to buy a new rifle and it is a toss up between 308 and 270 for deer in New Zealand (e.g- Red deer, fellow, sika etc). I will be taking shots form 15 - 300 yards so what will be best?, My rifle of choice will probally be a tikka T3 or a Remington 700 SPS.
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:32 AM
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270 would be my choice
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:46 AM
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I might serious look at the 308. If i can locate a mint Win model 88 in 308 I will fulfill a long dream rifle want. There's is absolutely nothing wrong with the 270 and may be your best choise. Do some ballistic comparisions and fit it into your hunting geographics and game hunting, The 308 could have a slight edg for your applications. You many want to take a quick look at the ren 280 bullit, I think it is really under looked and is a great performer.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:51 AM
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MY choice would probably be .308. I prefer .30 cal and up for deer hunting. .308 is a very accurate cartridge..I'm not sure about where you live but here you can get very cheap .308 ammo for practice.
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I'd go with the .270
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:39 PM
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I have seen this thread on 2 other forums. But I will have to say it again. The .308 has the edge for 1 reason. There are a lot more match grade bullet company's out here for them. The .270 is mainly a hunting round. As the .308 is more versital. Go from the field to the range and drive tacs. My .270 will shoot under 1in at 100. But with hand loads I can get 5/8' but most .308 can do this from the factory.
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