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That's interesting in that I

That's interesting in that I know more people that own .270's than the 06's. 

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Yea, I'd say there are more

Yea, I'd say there are more .270 owners than '06 owners around here. People, for the most part, only hunt whitetail deer, so no real need for anything bigger. Unless, you like collecting guns.

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I like the 270 and want one,

I like the 270 and want one, but i love my 06 and its all i use

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Simply put... a .270

Simply put... a .270 Winchester. It's darn hard to beat a quick expanding 130 grain bullet driven to 3150 fps out of Jack O'Connor's pet caliber.

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hawkeye270 wrote:

Simply put... a .270 Winchester. It's darn hard to beat a quick expanding 130 grain bullet driven to 3150 fps out of Jack O'Connor's pet caliber.

You'll get alot of arguments out of that statement but I will agree that it is right up there with a few others. 

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270 or 30-06

Kinda like arguing that my F-250 is better than your GMC 2500 (which of course it is). Doubt if any animal killed by one would have been any deader if shot by the other.Does make these kinds of "discussions" fun though. Oh and if you research Jack O'Connor you'll find that he was always a fan of the 30-06 and continued to use the caliber extensively even after he became the lighting rod for the 270.

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Hal Fast wrote:

Kinda like arguing that my F-250 is better than your GMC 2500 (which of course it is). Doubt if any animal killed by one would have been any deader if shot by the other.Does make these kinds of "discussions" fun though. Oh and if you research Jack O'Connor you'll find that he was always a fan of the 30-06 and continued to use the caliber extensively even after he became the lighting rod for the 270.

Oh I have, and yes he did like the 30-06. He loved the 375 H&H for that matter.

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7MM Rem Mag

I go with the reach out and touch something power of my 7mm Rem Mag to hunt everything from dear to moose.

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If I was gonna have strictly

If I was gonna have strictly a deer gun only I would go with a .243 or a 25.06.

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I have to agree Hal Fast

I have to agree Hal Fast asking what is the best caliber or gun for a specific job is kind of like asking whats the best car, everyone is going to have a different opinion.  I would say try and find something that fits you best and forget what everyone else says.  There is always going to be a latest and greatest or a reviving of some old round that is going to get everyone all hot and bothered.  Find a rifle and caliber that fits your needs and you can shoot comfortably and reliably, keeping in mind to try and keep with a fairly common caliber that is not going to disapear in a few years.  Also keep in mind you may not be able to find every caliber in whatever rifle you choose, I would start looking at what rifle are you most comfortable with and then narrow down the caliber choices from there.

When I was just picking up a new rifle a couple months ago I was set on getting a .308 as I had several hundred rounds of the stuff laying around with no rifle to shoot it.  Several of the rifles I looked at I would have loved but they were not in .308, some didn't even come in that caliber.  When it came down to it I grabbed a Weatherby Vanguard that I am extremely happy with as after sighting it in (with a fairly inexpensive Banner scope mind you) it shoots right at 1 MOA.  Not bad for a what is destined to be my regular "work" rifle.

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