GUN Need some opinions choosing rifle caliber...

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by WooleyBooger, Aug 28, 2009.

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Which caliber

  1. .270 WSM

    12.5%
  2. .308

    87.5%
  1. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    So i have been offered a rifle for hunting, and i have two choices. The choices are .270 WSM or .308. Otherwise the rifles are the same. The rifle will be used for hunting deer, i don't foresee it being used for punching paper other than checking zero and practice. What i mean is, i'm not looking to do any long range shooting for fun.

    Here is the rifle:
    http://www.savagearms.com/10gxp3.htm

    So of these two choices...what would you pick and why? Thanks
     
  2. one66stang

    one66stang Haters.com

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    .308 cheaper more avalible ammo

    and I like a .30 cal over a .270 for deer hunting
     
  3. Cannondale

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    .308

    Cheaper ammo, more available and in Texas is plenty of punch for a deer.
     
  4. phoenixTX

    phoenixTX New Member

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    If it was .270Win, then it might be a close comparison as far as availability, but .270WSM? Can you even find that ammo? I haven't seen any in a long time.

    .308
     
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  7. WooleyBooger

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    There are about 4 choices at the local gander...
     
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    After I wrote that I went to all the walmarts and sporting good stores around me and looked. I found one box of 270WSM at a walmart and it had a red sticker on it (discounted, closeout price). There were five different choices of 308, and several boxes of each. For availability now (and in the future) my vote still goes to 308 out of your choices.

    As for performance, I won't pretend to be an expert. I'll leave those arguments to Phrozen and MG. ;)
     
  9. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    i voted 270... but i changed my mind when i noticed it was wsm and not win.
     
  10. Sailor Jerry

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    .308 for wider ammo selection and availability.
     

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