Is a 270 a necked down 30-06?

270 is often described as a necked down version of the . 30-06. As far as bullet weights go with the . 270, most ammunition is going to fall between 120-160gr.

What is a 270 Win Good For?

270 Winchester is used almost exclusively as a hunting cartridge while match shooters, military and police snipers, and hunters have all used the . 30-06 Springfield extensively over the years.

How far can a 270 shoot flat?

A 270 rifle is a great choice for hunting game in the mid-sized to large range. It can shoot accurately up to about 500 yards, making it perfect for taking down big game animals like deer or elk.

What’s a better deer rifle 270 or 308?

Both will work, but the . 270 Winchester is probably the better choice for you. With a significantly flatter trajectory and more resistance to wind, the cartridge does very well on longer shots, particularly on thin skinned game like mule deer, pronghorn, sheep, or tahr.

Is .270 enough for elk?

270, especially when mated with the tough, deep-penetrating, weight-retaining bullets we have today, is not a “big gun” on elk, but is adequate for any elk that walks, with careful shot placement.

Is 308 enough for elk?

308 Winchester certainly has enough energy to kill deer, pronghorn, elk, moose and bear out to 300 yards, but the bullet drops fast and it’s trajectory looks like a bell shaped curve by 500 yards. The .

Which is better 270 or 308 for hunting?

Both the.308 Win. and the.270 Win. offer deadly ballistics in shootable cartridges and rifles. The.270 Win. shoots flatter and hits harder, but for an all-around hunting caliber, I’m going with the.308 Win. That’s not because the.30-caliber cartridge is better, but because it’s more versatile.

What is the muzzle velocity of a 308 rifle?

The .308 Win. is most frequently loaded with projectiles between 150 grains and 180 grains and boasts muzzle velocities between 2,800 feet per second and 2,500 fps, depending on bullet weight and barrel length. The .270 Win. moves a little faster due to its lighter projectiles and larger case capacity (it’s basically just a necked-down .30-06).

Is a 308 Winchester better than a 30-06?

Since the .308 Winchester is essentially a scaled down .30-06, with the exception of recoil (which we’ll get to in a minute) the .270 Winchester has the same advantages over the .308 as it does over the .30-06.

Which is faster a 30-06 or a 270?

The .270 Win. moves a little faster due to its lighter projectiles and larger case capacity (it’s basically just a necked-down .30-06). Most commonly loaded with bullets between 130 and 150 grains, the .270 Win. pushes projectiles between 2,800 fps and 3,100 fps.