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View Poll Results: THE BEST CALIBER
270 8 28.57%
300 9 32.14%
30-06 9 32.14%
7MM 2 7.14%
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Old 12-28-2004, 05:05 PM
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.270 Vs 300 Win Mag


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I Am Looking For A Good Gun For Shooting Hogs In South Ga I Have A 270 But I Am Thinking Of Getting A Bigger Gun I Know All Of The Stories Of Correct Placement But I Like A 1 Shot Its Down
And If Anyone Has A Opion On The Kick Of A 300
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Old 12-28-2004, 05:17 PM
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.300- most poop of those on your list.does good with heavy bullets (usually).

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Old 12-28-2004, 05:24 PM
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I would say that my favorite would and is the 30-06. However the 270 isn't that much difference to argue about it--I would say that if you can handle a bigger gun, get the biggest one that is practical. I would start with the 338 and go up from there.
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Old 12-28-2004, 06:29 PM
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My vote goes for the ever verstile 7mm. The reason is because it shoots as flat as a 270 and hits harder than an 06' Plus you now have a few choices in this calibur including but not limited to the 7mm rem, 7mm rum and 7mm wsm. I love my 7mm wsm.
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Old 12-28-2004, 08:09 PM
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I like the 270...mostly because i own one. But, I think its a nice caliber...the recoil is very minimal and its big enough for just about anything in north america...excluding Moose and the big bears...It shoots very flat...all of these calibers are quite similar, unless the 300 you speak of is a 300 RUM, that's a powerful puppy...so are some of the 7mm mags...and I'm of the opinion that any of these are more than enough for hogs...you certainly don't need a 300 mag to bag a hog...but, how dead is dead? Get one that you're most comfortable with...all are plenty adequate. Your 270 would fit the bill...but if you need an excuse to get a new gun...by all means!

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Old 12-29-2004, 09:08 AM
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The .300 is more versatile if you consider bullet weights, and if you handload. You can use anything from 110 gr through 250 gr depending upon requirements, and if you handload, you can load down if recoil is too much. Recoil can be intimidating if you're using heavier bullets with heavier powder charges. I would rate it somewhat higher than the .30-06, but not excessively so. Stock fit, stock material, weight of gun and style of action also play a big part in recoil. It has been my experience that a lightweight bolt action or single shot in .30-06 or .270 will have more perceived recoil than a Browning BAR semi auto in .300 WM.

In the end it depends upon what you want in a rifle. The .270 is a flat shooter and effective on any type of deer sized game, and elk as well if proper bullets and shot placement are used. The .300 WM is also a flat shooter, gives more versatility, and is effective on everything up to bears and African plains game, but it does kick more.
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Old 12-29-2004, 09:27 AM
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Looking at like sectional densities and respective velocities, one could argue that they are the same cartridge, to a large degree; the only difference being 0.031" in caliber.

For all practical purposes, the .270 Win. is an 80-year-old beltless magnum.

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Old 02-07-2009, 11:05 AM
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The Kick Of A 300

Personally I would stick with the .270, because it is more flatter shooting and cheaper to buy ammo for, and will handle any hog. However if you still wan't too buy the winmag there are few things that will play part into how much it will kick. First is the ammo, secound is riffle wait, and third is rifle design. I own a remington 700 sps ss 300 winmag and use 165-200 grain bullets and it's a kicker. However a friend owns a sako winmag and it kicks less than his 30-06 remington. So if you don't mind paying a little extra you could look into one.
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If you are going to rely on the added OOMPH of the 300 Winamg to kill hogs you'd better think again. All the more gun isn't going to kill a hog if it's not hit in the right place. (going back to your firsat post)

If you are using this as an excuse to go buy another gun, I think you found it.

As for the 300WM being "more expensive" and "hard to find shells for", it's called reloading. Getcha some.

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Old 02-07-2009, 11:59 AM
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Dead is dead, unless your just looking to buy a new gun the .270 will be more than enough gun. Bullet selection is more important than caliber in any of the above you have listed.
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:04 PM
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I own 270 win, 30-06 and a 300 win. My vote would be for either the 7mm rem mag or the 300 win mag.

If you consider this. I look at the 300 win mag as a 30-06 on the steroids. and you could look at the 7 mag as the 270's bigger nasty brother.

It is all depending on what you want. Do you hunt brush? or over a planted food plot. These are things you have to consider.

As far as finding ammo, it is not that hard to find, and if you are concerned about price. Look into reloading.
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:25 PM
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Hello AMSTAFF.....
Since you already own a .270 the .300 win. would be a good selection, with a 180 grain bullets at muzzle velocity between 2900 and 3000 ft. sec. it pop the beast with minimal meat dammage and with a proper stock configuration recoil is not bad. 06 and 7 mag are also good.... but my first choice: I would go for the .300 win magnum.
On the final analisis up to a range of 300 yrds. whit a proper bullet placement they all properly kill the animal just the same and the critcher wont see or appreciate any difference!!!
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I'd take the 300 over the 270. The 300 is more versatile with a wider variety of bullet stles and weights to choose from. Recoil is definitely heavier than the 270 and with some guns a real mule. However, my Browning BAR in 300WM has no more felt recoil than my .308 bolt action. Besides, when hunting hogs with 6" tusks wouldn't you like the opportunity for a quick second shot if needed?

P.S. If you want a gun just for hogs go with a 45-70 or .444 lever gun.

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I'd go with the lever guns in large caliber too. Your .270 will work but what I've seen in S. GA hog country, you want a close up quick handling gun. In a stand, the .270 with scope is fine. On the ground, with open sights and a large bullet is what I feel safest with.
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I Am Looking For A Good Gun For Shooting Hogs In South Ga I Have A 270 But I Am Thinking Of Getting A Bigger Gun I Know All Of The Stories Of Correct Placement But I Like A 1 Shot Its Down
And If Anyone Has A Opion On The Kick Of A 300
Please Help
Since you already have a 270 - Try it with some 150 or 160 Nosler partitions!
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:28 AM
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I Am Looking For A Good Gun For Shooting Hogs In South Ga I Have A 270 But I Am Thinking Of Getting A Bigger Gun I Know All Of The Stories Of Correct Placement But I Like A 1 Shot Its Down
And If Anyone Has A Opion On The Kick Of A 300
Please Help
I've killed my share of hogs, and since most of the kills take place while I'm varmint hunting during our off season, the 223 Rem or 243 Win account for most of the 250-300 I've killed. I would think that your Georgia hogs aren't much different from ours here in Texas.
In my opinion, no matter what you are shooting, 223 through 458, you are not going to get instant kills no matter what.
I'm not trying to stir things up, but that's just what I've experienced, even with perfect bullet placement. I would bet that after you use your 300 Win mag on pigs, some of them won't go down like it was planned. That's just the way it happens.
I think 270 is more than enough caliber to use.

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There are lots of hogs where we hunt (not in GA, but 80lbs to 200lbs are common, and even a few rare ones around 400lbs) and we take them quite often with .50cal black powder rifles. They're also taken just fine with just about any deer rifle as long as you're using the right bullets (having proper sectional density). I've seen them taken regularly with everything from .30-30 on up. I hunt with a .270 Win and I wouldn't hesitate to use it on a hog hunt. My dad would use his .35 Rem without hesitating. My uncle would use his .308 without hesitating as well.

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The .270 is fine. No reason to replace it unless you just want a new gun. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that, either.
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