38 replies [Last post]
Offline
Joined: 09/10/2005
Posts: 63
270 vs 30-06?

wow thanks alot 147 grain that helps alot! you sure do know your stuff!! haha and hammer i was not standing behinde the deer when we shot it lol .. i just saw when we skinned it there were just small eneter and exit holes so i assumed that it did not expand.. i could be wrong..thanks

Offline
Location: Deer Woods
Joined: 06/13/2005
Posts: 155
270 vs 30-06?

I sighted my gun in using 150gr rem core lokt( zeroed @200yds), but this season I killed a nice 8pt with 150gr winchester surpreme BT. I think 150gr is a perfect grainage for whitetail. 30-06 of course Yes

Offline
Joined: 02/12/2006
Posts: 7
270 vs 30-06?

i have both. i like the 270 because it is a little flatter shooting and less recoil. i have taken elk with 150 grn builts with no problem. passed through and dropped within 50 yrds with a heart shot. elk go a little farther with the 06 (same bullets 150grn ballistic silvertips) go with the 270 you wont be disapointed.

Offline
Location: NE Minnesota
Joined: 01/14/2004
Posts: 144
270 vs 30-06?

I have both as well. The 270 is a bolt and the '06 is a pump so I use them accordingly.

I used the '06 to shoot a buck with the 180 grain Rem core-lokt this year (I wanted some brass for reloading and never got around to shooting them and reloading so it was all I had). Anyway, the bullet exploded on entry (hit a rib) and fragmented all over. Luckily it went down instantly cause there was no blood and the wound wasn't instantly fatal (he couldn't get up but was still very alive as I walked up to him).

Long story short I will use better buttets from now on - factory or reloads.

Offline
Location: Middle Tennessee
Joined: 08/25/2005
Posts: 409
270 vs 30-06?

For the bigger game go with the 30-06. Most outfitters and such would rather see the 30-06.

Don Fischer's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: Antelope, Ore
Joined: 03/24/2005
Posts: 3173
270 vs 30-06?
Quote:
30 cal invented in 1906

30-03 came out in 1903 with I think it was a 200 gr bullet. In 1906 the bullet weight only was changed and thus,,,,,,,,,,,,30-06.

rambo's picture
Offline
Location: Winnipeg,MB
Joined: 10/16/2005
Posts: 102
270 vs 30-06?

I use my remington 710 in 270 ( i woulda got a 30-06 but it was available for cheap second hand) And i use a 130 grain 270 bullet for deer. I use 150 grain winchester soft points for elk/moose.

Offline
Location: Missouri/Arkansas
Joined: 08/21/2003
Posts: 891
270 vs 30-06?

Deki- I had a similar experience with 180 grain 30-06 bullets and a whitetail deer. I shot the deer at about 280 yards, and had to shoot again because the deer was flailing around on the ground. It still didn't kill the deer. Finally I took out my hunting knife and stabbed the deer in the chest and neck. The wound channels from both bullets were no larger than the tip of your small finger.

The 270 versus 30-06 debate amounts to this: the 270 provides shooters with a smaller cartridge with SLIGHTLY less recoil and an INSIGNIFICANTLY flatter trajectory. The 30-06 delivers more energy downrange and takes advantage of a wider selection of bullets/weights. Handloads do not change these basic ballistic facts. For example, if one loads a 270 Winchester so that it will have more energy, it will also increase recoil, which may be a mixed blessing, given the relatively measly performance edge provided by such a load.

Offline
Location: Florida
Joined: 01/12/2006
Posts: 7
270 vs 30-06?

Deki, As a avid whitetail and mulie hunter for the past 35+ years I've had my best luck using the 30-06 compared to the .270. I've seen enough wound channels in each to realize at close yardage the .270 is much more likely to go to pieces with a inexpensive store bought round. If you are willing to spring for premium ammo this will not be such a problem, but remember that whatever you practice and sight in with should be what you hunt with. I can recommend the 165 grain hornady interlock for just about anything bigger than a javalina. It's a great all around buller for the 30-06 and is available in factory ammo.To hunt elk or bigger game the majority of outfitters and guides I've used recommend either a magnum of .277 or larger or a standard rifle round of 30-06 or larger due to the larger and more efficient bullet weight creating more foot lbs of energy at higher yardages, this is not as important with smaller thin skinned animals such as deer or antelope but becomes a factor in larger and tougher game. Hope this helps a bit. The Ticca is a good choice a well, it's Sako's version of the commercial mauser which is a tried and true action.:

Offline
Location: Missouri/Arkansas
Joined: 08/21/2003
Posts: 891
270 vs 30-06?

I can tell you straight out that a 130 grain Core-Lokt is not going to explode on impact. For longer range shooting at large deer, you have a point in saying a 165 grain 30-06 bullet would be the better choice. The heavier bullets are not necessarily more efficient, as a 150 grain 270 bullet generally will penetrate a little better than the .30 cal 180, especially with the increased kinetic energy of, say, a 270 Weatherby Magnum. The 160 grain 7mm bullet is more efficient than the .30 cal 180, which is why there is a minimal performance difference between the 7mm and .300 magnums.