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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 07:27 AM
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They are BOTH excellent rounds. Look at the numbers for both with 150 gr bullets, they are almost identical. The thing you get with an '06 is more bullet weight choices, as we all know. The "parent" round for the .270 is the .30-03 Springfield, but it is based on the .30-06, however that works. What I can tell you for sure is that years ago I knew one of the most successful guides in Port Heiden on the Alaskan peninsula, and although he advised all his clients to bring something in a .30 caliber magnum, he personally used a .270 and killed everything, and I mean EVERYTHING that walks in Alaska!! So, take your pick. This young man chose the '06, he'll be quite happy.
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post #22 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 10:48 AM
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The .30-06 is the round of choice, simply because of the wide range of rounds that can be purchased. You can get everything from a 90 grain round that burns at over 3000fps to a 220 grain round that could drop a water buffalo. Plus you can pick up a box of 06's at just about any gas station in Arkansas.
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This has become the typical Ford-Chevy-Dodge debate. They are both ideal rounds for big game hunting. There is nothing that makes one dominate over the other. The difference is in the balistics, the 270 is more of a flat shooting round as the 30-06 hits a little harder when it gets there. I own both and hunt with both however I prefer the 270 because of its flatter trajectory. There is no clear winner between the two and never will be.
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Great post RC, that's how I see it too.
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Great post RC, that's how I see it too.
It's true. The only real difference is the versatility in that the '06 can handle heavier bullets than even the best heavy-for-caliber .270 rounds. Otherwise it's just the difference in tow-may-tow and tow-mah-tow.

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post #26 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 11:51 AM
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This is an age old debate. The 30/06 is more versatile if intending to hunt larger animals. I own both and when hunting deer I always hunt with the .270.
I know you have already purchased the 30/06 from reading the posts. Best of luck with it!
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Okay ill stop only if we can call the 270 the 06's little sister!
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nope, let the debate continue.....
If I was strictly a deer hunter, a 270 in a Rem 700 mountain rifle would be my #1 pick for an every day carry rig. I'd load it with 140 gr Remington Premier ammo with Swift A Frame bullets. Cost with scope when I purchased mine, around $400.00. I wouldn't part with it, well maybe if the price was really up there, it's a great rifle topped with a Leupold VX-11 3x9x40.
Someday I'd like to add a nice pre-64 Winchester model 70 to the vault. 270 win would be appropriate for this great classic rifle.
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For just Deer hunting....a 7mm-08 would be nice

We really aren't going to settle the 270/30-06 debate during this lifetime. I do think if someone was only going after Whitetails for the rest of their life the 7mm-08 should be in the short list for a quality choice. I don't own one but I have shot a couple of them. It does kick less than my 30-06s and it is a very nice choice for the typical Whitetails that I see in the Midwest. It doesn't do anything better than the 270 or 30-06 it is just that both of those have more power than is required in my opinion.

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Well im honest so i have to admit i have aThompson Icon coming in friday in 270.Now dont roast me i should get credit for my honesty but my 06 still rules the roost.
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