Tndeer Logo

Page 6 of 8 « First<45678>
Topic Options
#2581060 - 10/24/11 08:07 AM Re: .270 or .308? [Re: 7MMAG]
Hillbilly Hunter
Killbilly
16 Point


Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 17783
Loc: Branchville

Offline
why is it over rated? The term Magnum is just a marketing gimic word. A 162 grain bullet with a very high BC going 3100 fps, that is what it is. How can numbers be rated at all? IT is what it is. 7mm mags are great rounds. I like many rounds because of thier performance. My Browning A Bolt Medallion in 30-06 kicks harder than any of my 7mm mags.
_________________________
...they never call me by my name, just Hillbilly...


Top
#2582286 - 10/24/11 08:25 PM Re: .270 or .308? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
moondawg
16 Point


Registered: 06/19/02
Posts: 19144
Loc: Millington, TN

Offline
This is the first year I'm hunting with the 7mm Mag. I shot it a little last year and never got used to it, probably due to lack of practice. I've shot it a few times since then, and I think I've gotten better with it. It seems to shoot fine. My rifle doesn't kick that much, not much more than my muzzleloader. Perhaps because it's a heavier rifle.

However, I'm considering getting a .308 in the future. Mainly for the smaller size, lighter weight, and the less expensive bullets.
_________________________
Don't look down, BE down!--Turkeyburd (Prevous 2012)

Top
#2582376 - 10/24/11 08:52 PM Re: .270 or .308? [Re: moondawg]
gruvmann
4 Point


Registered: 05/09/11
Posts: 120
Loc: Franklin

Offline
Both will do the job. That being said...

308 for versatility, data, and load options.
_________________________
Gruvmann

וקרא זה אל־זה
ואמר קדוש קדוש

Top
#2582638 - 10/24/11 11:37 PM Re: .270 or .308? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
stik
"Popcorn"
18 Point


Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 20808
Loc: lenoir city,tn

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
why is it over rated? The term Magnum is just a marketing gimic word. A 162 grain bullet with a very high BC going 3100 fps, that is what it is. How can numbers be rated at all? IT is what it is. 7mm mags are great rounds. I like many rounds because of thier performance. My Browning A Bolt Medallion in 30-06 kicks harder than any of my 7mm mags.


i have a model 70 featherweight 270 that will rattle your teeth.
_________________________
experienced hunters know its not just a bushy white tail, its a big middle finger.

nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught


Top
#2582790 - 10/25/11 06:51 AM Re: .270 or .308? [Re: stik]
Hillbilly Hunter
Killbilly
16 Point


Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 17783
Loc: Branchville

Offline
 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter
why is it over rated? The term Magnum is just a marketing gimic word. A 162 grain bullet with a very high BC going 3100 fps, that is what it is. How can numbers be rated at all? IT is what it is. 7mm mags are great rounds. I like many rounds because of thier performance. My Browning A Bolt Medallion in 30-06 kicks harder than any of my 7mm mags.


i have a model 70 featherweight 270 that will rattle your teeth.



yep, Redblood has one in 30-06 and it kicks pretty good, too.
_________________________
...they never call me by my name, just Hillbilly...


Top
#2582883 - 10/25/11 08:13 AM Re: .270 or .308? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
moondawg
16 Point


Registered: 06/19/02
Posts: 19144
Loc: Millington, TN

Offline
I tried a Marlin XL7 30-06...it had a thump to it.
_________________________
Don't look down, BE down!--Turkeyburd (Prevous 2012)

Top
#2583846 - 10/25/11 06:55 PM Re: .270 or .308? [Re: moondawg]
7MMAG
4 Point


Registered: 11/10/02
Posts: 374
Loc: Atoka, TN

Offline
i would take the 308 over a 270 as the thread asks, most of the garbage I was talking is because I am partial to my 7mm. I reload all of my guns and to be honest I have a 30-06 as well as my wife, and since I dont hunt on my family farm anymore, I dont really have long shots (now under 200 usually) so I dont break out the big boy except for some practice or if I go to wyomning.
_________________________
If it bleeds I can kill it

Top
#2649975 - 12/02/11 12:08 PM Re: .270 or .308? [Re: 7MMAG]
JoshDosMil
4 Point


Registered: 11/30/11
Posts: 108
Loc: Bradley County, Cleveland, TN

Offline
Owned them both in a model 700's, We walk alot when we hunt and run deer drives pretty consistantly. The 7mm was uncomfortably heavy carrying and shooting off hand. The .270 was way easier, shorter barrel and much lighter. Eventually I sold them both and carry a .243 everywhere, its light and accurate but I do miss the 270 from time to time. Was acutally looking at a model 770 in .270 until I saw some bad reviews and some comments.
Top
#2650075 - 12/02/11 01:31 PM Re: .270 or .308? [Re: JoshDosMil]
tn308fan
4 Point


Registered: 09/06/10
Posts: 214
Loc: madison,tn

Offline
Load Details
Load No Caliber Bullet Weight
Grains Bullet Style Brand Use
P270F 270 Win. 130 Nosler® Ballistic Tip® Vital-Shok®
P708B 7mm-08 Rem. 140 Nosler® Ballistic Tip® Vital-Shok®
P7RH 7mm Rem. Magnum 150 Nosler® Ballistic Tip® Vital-Shok®
P308F 308 Win. (7.62x51mm) 150 Nosler® Ballistic Tip® Vital-Shok®


Velocity in Feet per Second
Load No Caliber Muzzle 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y 400 Y 500 Y
P270F 270 Win. 3060 2837 2626 2424 2231 2046
P708B 7mm-08 Rem. 2800 2613 2433 2260 2094 1935
P7RH 7mm Rem. Magnum 3025 2832 2647 2469 2298 2134
P308F 308 Win. (7.62x51mm) 2820 2611 2410 2219 2037 1863


Energy in Foot Pounds
Load No Caliber Muzzle 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y 400 Y 500 Y
P270F 270 Win. 2703 2324 1990 1695 1436 1209
P708B 7mm-08 Rem. 2437 2122 1839 1587 1363 1164
P7RH 7mm Rem. Magnum 3047 2670 2333 2030 1759 1517
P308F 308 Win. (7.62x51mm) 2648 2270 1935 1640 1382 1156


Wind Drift in Inches (at 10 MPH)
Load No Caliber 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y 400 Y 500 Y
P270F 270 Win. 0.6 2.8 6.4 11.9 19.4
P708B 7mm-08 Rem. 0.7 2.7 6.4 11.9 19.1
P7RH 7mm Rem. Magnum 0.6 2.4 5.6 10.3 16.8
P308F 308 Win. (7.62x51mm) 0.8 3.0 7.2 13.3 21.5


Average Range
Load No Caliber 50 Y 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y
P270F 270 Win. -0.3 -2.9 -10.7
P708B 7mm-08 Rem. -0.2 -3.6 -13.1
P7RH 7mm Rem. Magnum -0.2 -2.9 -10.7
P308F 308 Win. (7.62x51mm) -0.2 -3.6 -13.2


Long Range
Load No Caliber 50 Y 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y 400 Y 500 Y
P270F 270 Win. 0.5 1.4 -6.4 -18.8 -38.2
P708B 7mm-08 Rem. 0.7 1.8 -7.7 -22.3 -44.5
P7RH 7mm Rem. Magnum 0.5 1.4 -6.4 -18.4 -37.2
P308F 308 Win. (7.62x51mm) 0.7 1.8 -7.8 -22.7 -45.8

Top
#2650218 - 12/02/11 03:35 PM Re: .270 or .308? [Re: tn308fan]
relocatedduckman
4 Point


Registered: 09/23/11
Posts: 429
Loc: Commerce City

Offline
I have shot 4 elk, 6 mule deer, 3 whitetails, 2 moose, 9 black bears, 50+ coyotes, 2 mountain goats, 1 big horn sheep and countless gophers with my 308. There is nothing a 308 can't do if you place the shot correctly. I love my 308 and will never change to another cal anytime in my life.
Top
Page 6 of 8 « First<45678>


Moderator:  gtk, Tennessee Todd, Bobby G, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4104914
RUGER
86358
Deer Assassin
64856
BSK
60542
Crappie Luck
51375
spitndrum
Newest Members
purrpplee, tnduckhunter, draw2drop, Oh Deer, Deer slayer85
13112 Registered Users
Who's Online
95 registered (Hunter 257W, fullstream, mossyoakmantn, KPH, griz01, ImThere, 20 invisible) and 132 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13112 Members
42 Forums
89340 Topics
1044857 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
July
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.22 seconds in which 0.002 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.