Do you have a rifle chambered in 270 Weatherby? That will kick more than a 270 Winchester. All other things being equal, a 308 and 270 Win will develop nearly identical recoil.I dont know what your budget is ,but I recently picked up a Tikka T3 HB in .308. I LOVE it ! I agree with the guy who commented on the .270 kicking like a mule. I have a weatherby .270 and it is alright to shoot for me ,but most people who have tried it say it is a bit much. Nothing kills a deer better than a bullet placed in the right spot !!! so as someone said pick a gun you like.
I think that the 270 or 308 are both great choices but don't rule out the 30-06, 7-08, 280 or even the 7x57. All of these fit the bill very well. Like other's have said, recoil is subjective and stock design and shooting position make a big difference. I felt I was kicked harder when shooting a friends 270 Browning A-bolt than I was shooting my brother's Savage 7mm Rem mag. Both had factory stocks and both were scoped. My advice is to shoulder and shoot as many rifle brands as you can before you buy. And remember, if you can get a super good deal on a rifle in one of the above calibers and it kicks you more than you think it should, just get a different stock.Split the difference and get a 7mm instead. Either a 7-08 or 284 (short action) or a 280 (long action).
Better trajectory than the 308 and more bullet weight than the 270.
A long-time family friend shoots his Wisconsin deer with a 270 Weatherby. The biggest buck I have personally laid hands on was dropped with a single shot from it. The live weight was estimated at 275 pounds. Even dressed out, it took me and the guy's brother to get the beast on the back of a quad so we could get it out of the swamp where Jerry shot it. Darn good cartridge, but like you said, the factory ammo is awful expensive.Hey Broom JM
It is chambered in .270 weatherby. I actually bought it brand new on sale way back when I didn`t even know the difference between a .270 win and a .270 weatherby. I got a shock when I went to buy factory ammo! $70.00 plus for a box of 20. ouch :mad . 20 or so years ago. I reload now ! I actually really like that rifle,shot alot of deer !!!