The .308 caliber is the civilian version of the 7.62 x 51 NATO cartridge that was originally designed for the M14 used in Vietnam. Heavier bullets and increased powder are going to increase the amount of recoil. We are heading out for him to try to git his first buck. That being said, the overall trends should remain relatively the same between calibers and grains. It has a long history of being the best and the rifles that shoot it are spectacular, in general. It has a higher velocity and flatter trajectory making it a little easier to adjust for shots at long range as evidenced by the bullet drop numbers in the long trajectory section. The .270 will have slightly less recoil than the .30-06 or .308, but the difference is not real noticeable. Perhaps auto spell correct took over… You will commonly see .270 referred to as .270 Win and made popular by the famous writer Jack O’Connor. I have 2 270 Win rifles and 2 308 rifles. We could honestly take any two calibers common to hunting and find hunters who will debate which of the two are the best cartridge until the day they die with neither party being swayed. If we simply look at the average recoil energy generated by these two cartridges and given by the ballistic calculator software, we see that the .270 and .308 are very similar (Graph 1). You want to see an animal drop right now? Above that recoil becomes increasingly intrusive. rifle in .270 generates 16.5 ft-lbs of recoil with a 130-grain load at 3,140 fps. All these can change the ballistic numbers. All Rights Reserved. The longer you shoot, and the harder the rifle kicks, the more likely you are to flinch. I've got my grandpa's old 30-06 that weighs a ton and still hits me hard enough that it's no fun for me to shoot. This site is owned and operated by Trek Warrior in McKinney, Texas. When both are shooting a 150gr bullet in factory ammo, the .308 produces slightly less velocity with a bit less powder due to its smaller case. According to this they're so close you wouldn't know the difference : I have to go with stock design/fit/recoil pad. I ended up getting a Past shoulder pad to sight it in. For example, though your muzzle velocity for the 150g is 10 fps faster, their numbers @ 500 yards are 1931, 1242, and -44.1 for velocity, energy and drop. However, the .308 180 grain is a heavy bullet with a high muzzle velocity so you will feel it as well. Another great deer cartridge is the .30-06. If economical ammo is of importance, then forget about the .270. Our calibers from .257-inch up to .338-inch have served us well for decades, but the .277-inch, 7mm, and .308-inch calibers have gotten the lion’s share of work from deer hunters. I hunt mainly pigs , some deer, foxes and rabbits. I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Some might consider the .270 130 grain a bit too light for elk or moose, especially if you are taking shots over 400 yards. Most important is the fact that we are providing a method that you can use with any caliber that interests you. The average 12 ga Foster slug packs a lot more punch on the shooter's end than almost any .308 load I've shot, to include 190 SMKs. Its only advantages in my book are ammo availability which again doesn't really bother me as I can get quality 270 right next to 308 at any outdoor store or even Walmart. The .270 maintains a flatter trajectory over longer distances while the .308 can pack a punch within shorter ranges. But between the .270 Winchester and the .280 Remington, which offers the best performance for the hunter? Please share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Earnings Disclaimer Terms and Conditions As JMR pointed out the fit / cut of the stock and weight of the rifle along with the particular load will make more difference than the .308 vs .270 One must always remember you can measure true or free recoil , but felt recoil is varying among individuals . Therefore, the felt recoil of any specific cartridge will vary according to the specific firearm used to fire the round. Why would anyone want a 308? Here are some of the more popular cartridges for the .308. I do not hunt any longer and shoot mostly mil surp ammo at the range. That is a rather comical typo! For this reason, it is considered a short action caliber. As far as recoil of 270 vs 308 win, in my experience the 270 has a touch more.. You probably won't notice the difference. My vote is the .270 Win. We’ll start with the .308 Winchester. This round was originally brought to be in the form of the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge, but Winchester commercially produced and sold it as the .308 Winchester. We will also look at two different grains (bullet weight) for each caliber. Specifically, with the .270 vs .308, we see two calibers that perform quite similarly in the categories we have addressed. We should start off by saying that it is pretty difficult to compare two different calibers side by side. MEL . I also prefer iron and peep sight. ​, Want to expand your knowledge on ammunition even more? It's a very good question, and in this article we are going to show you the difference. Quite a few cartridges are produced with varying grain bullets, bullet material, shape, and powder loads. First, we will take a look at the bullet drop rates for each caliber that have been zeroed in at 100 yards and then at 250 yards to get some short and long-range trajectory information. You have the numbers now, but we will be a little clearer about what those numbers mean regarding your hunting strategy. This results in 1-2 ft-lbs less free recoil in rifles of equal weight and stock design. Where the .308's origin was for military purposes, the .270 started out as a hunting cartridge. A .260 shooting a 140grn bullet with a .520 bc @ 2600 fps witha 200 yard 0 in a 10mph wind. Plus they came in the all time famous and intelligent mauser desing rifle. Nov 6, 2016 #1 Looking to make the cross from duck shooting to mammal hunting. The end of this Season 270 vs 308. The .270 is prone to having a much sharper kick than the .308. The .270 is a "necked down" version of the 30-06 cartridge. Buying the best .270 Winchester rifle is more about deciding that you need a .270 Winchester than it is about picking a specific rifle. feels like it has milder recoil than a 308 Win. I estimate that fifteen foot pounds of free recoil energy and 10 fps of recoil velocity represent the approximate upper limit of the comfort level. IMO they are all pussycats, the most mild mannered being the Sako primarily because it weighs the most. With a little practice on the range, any shooter can become accustomed to the kick. Some might be into a more open relationship and will switch cartridges for certain hunts. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. feels like it has milder recoil than a 308 Win. In the real world, firearms chambered for less powerful cartridges are typically built lighter than firearms chambered for more powerful cartridges. All things being as equal as possible the 308 is probably lighter in recoil. You might want fix it, since I’m quite sure you are talking about “advocating” rather than stepping down from your throne. Check out my articles on ACP as well as rimfire to learn more.​. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 20 of 21 Posts. The cheapest 3006 delivers more energy than the Best 308 Finally, we will compare the energy (Feet/Pound) of the bullets at several yard intervals. To answer these questions, we are going to take a look at the origins of these calibers, briefly explain the various loads available, compare ballistics, and compare situations where each caliber might be more beneficial. You can bet that the .308 will never be out of stock. With proper shooting technique and scope placement, you should never have to worry about scope eye with … Am I narrow minded? This round is a great combination between a flat trajectory and moderate recoil. May be. Now the .308 carries negligibly more energy than a 6.5 CM (200 or so) and quite a bit less than a good 270 load, plus it has worse trajectory and wind performance. I got my 11 year old the CVA 308 and he loves it. I own my father’s 22 hornet brno and I shot extensively calibers from .22 lr to .458 winchester, but a 170 grains round bullet in 30-30 and .220 grain in 30-06 are a kind I like to shoot. I also have a tikka .243 & tikka .223 , and the Winchester 22.250 which is also being sold. All around rifle? Both of these calibers are going to have the stopping power to bring down just about any game you are hunting in North America besides maybe larger bears. She did swap it out for a Rem 760 in 270 to match her 870 Trap and skeet guns(she could shoot doubles with a pump and it sounded like an auto). Lots of overlap depending. More powder and heavier bullets are going to lead to more recoil. By using this site, you agree to the following: Privacy Policy The 7mm-08 Remington cartridge was introduced in the 1980s. So, we will compare the .207 and .308 in different hunting scenarios. Two of my personal guns were a 03 Springfield in 358 Norma and a light weight 30-06 carbine shooting 220's and neither were as bad as her 270. While the .308 produces slightly more recoil energy (21.7ft.lb compared to 19.6ft.lb), it probably isn’t anything significant, especially to more experienced shooters. had a couple 270's make me feel like a wimp just due to the damn stock. Originally Posted by raybass. With proper shooting technique and scope placement, you should never have to worry about scope eye with either cartridge. While others are strictly monogamous and would not even consider a different caliber. This when I had both in Rem 700s. Here is a comparison of it to the .308. Two rifles that are known to compete against each other. The .270 was produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1925. While the debates are always between 30-06 and 270, we forget than prior these cartridges we had 8mm mauser and it’s neck down 7mm. The chart you posted has the .270 with a recoil factor of 162.6 The .308 with a recoil factor of 35.2 And the 30-06 with a recoil factor of 60.1 So, if the chart is correct, the .270 would have significantly more recoil. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. They know what they like and what works well for them. By the numbers, according to the Chuck Hawks recoil table, an 8-lb. Save Share. That is to say,.270 Winchester bullets travel 3.5 times the speed of a 737 airplane at cruising speed, while.30-30 Winchester bullets travel 2.7 times that same speed. And that leads us back to our original question. What exactly are the differences between the two cartridges and how do you choose between the two for hunting? doesn't take much recoil slapping you in the head to make it not worth it lol. Finally I am not a hunter but a man who likes carry a gun while relaxing in the bush. The.30-06 has more propellant so it generates more recoil while it's often in a heavier gunstock (which absorbs more of the recoil by mass, weight, and cellular composition of the wood sometimes.) To me recoil is not a problem but muzzle blast is . Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Increase the gun weight by, say, 25% and the recoil goes down by 25%. The .308 cartridge has an overall length of 2.8 inches with a base diameter of 0.47 inches. I used to own a gun shop and would mount scopes and sight in rifle at my range behind the shop. She only shot it once a year with heavy hunting clothes on and it never bothered her. I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Increase the gun weight by, say, 25% and the recoil goes down by 25%. 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. This stuff is great for plinking and it won't cost you an arm and a leg. I've always had a soft spot for the 270, kills well and doesn't recoil much, but once I sort of looked the chronograph data I've collected on both the 270 and the 7mm-08 over the past few years, something became clear to me: the 7-08 basically equals the 270 in velocity and energy if you are using the typical 22" 270 factory barrel. The modern day .270 cartridge is usually around 3.3 inches long. I need to learn how to shoot a rifle first. . However, time saw both these long-standing cartridges in the same arena and with a huge respective loyal user base. To reiterate, we are only looking at Remington’s Core-Lokt ammunition. This will tell us is how hard the bullet is impacting the target. Let's compare two top quality deer hunting loads. Regardless, a lot of us have multiple rifles or maybe we are shopping around for a new hunting rifle. Forced to make a choice for and all around rifle between 30-30 and 30-06 range I will choice the 7mauser with it’s mild loads. I no longer have a .308 so my memory is not very fresh, mine was a Ruger ultra light with a pencil thin barel and the recoil was rather sharp for a short round, and my brothers Savage M99 .308 kicks! Here are some numbers to consider. To my shoulder, the 270 has a sharper recoil than the 308, and a little more too. Recoil energy for 270 WSM in an 8 pound rifle is 19 lbs, much less load variability. That means 30-30 class for the lighter and 30-06 class for heavier bullets. Both calibers can take down a deer. Having said that, I've fired all of those and can hardly tell the difference. In wind deflection, recoil, cycling speed, and potentially compact rifle size (short action,) the Creedmoor comes out on top.If you own an accurate, beloved 270 Winchester, you don't need to replace it with a 6.5 Creedmoor. Due to some issues with the amount of ammo that could be carried and the M14’s unwieldiness, it was shortly replaced by the M16 with 5.56 x 45 cartridges. Let’s take a look at what makes them tick. Stand by your gun and enjoy being in wilderness more than what kind of animal you bring back home. In 270 a Tikka Lite and a Rem 700, 308 a Rem 700 and a Sako Finnwolf. All in all, the 270 actually could be a great medium-long range … I'm not fond of the 25-06 either for the same reason. My mind is now made up as I will sell the Brno 308. The chart you posted has the .270 with a recoil factor of 162.6 The .308 with a recoil factor of 35.2 And the 30-06 with a recoil factor of 60.1 So, if the chart is correct, the .270 would have significantly more recoil. The .308 is a heavier bullet than the .270 although there are several cartridges with .270 160 and 180 grain produced by other manufacturers. So, we are going to try to standardize this as much as possible by only looking at the properties of the .270 and .308 produced by the same ammunitions manufacturer. LOL. “We are not abdicating for one or the other…” It uses bullets from 100 to 150 grains, which can easily reach 2,900 and even 3000 frames per second. Shoot him in the ear hole. Here are some of the more popular cartridges for the .270. With .308 and the .30-06, you have access to military surplus ammo. The .270 is prone to having a much sharper kick than the .308. Recoil pads make a big difference. No part of this publication may be sold, copied, distributed, reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical or digital, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from Trek Warrior. For exa… The trend should remain consistent from cartridge to cartridge. I use only Barnes copper bullets, 130 and 140 grains for .270 and 150 and 165 grains for .308. The.270 is a lot more pleasant to shoot both for less recoil and a lighter rifle. If you need the maximum stopping power, the .308, especially the 180 grain, has a bit more energy once reaching the target than the .270, especially the 150 grain. Recoil from a lighter .308 rifle will be a lot snappier than your slug gun, but not enough to make up for the difference in ft/lbs of recoil. i’ve used the 7.62×51 during 2 tours in NAM 1969-1970 great caliber and have been using the same deer hunting for 47 years with great success all things aside the 308 has not let me down regardless weather a big game animal or viet cong you don’t have the right to ask a question as to why anyone would want a 308 it’s a great killing bullet in the right hands, I totally agree all I have ever used was a 270 caliber rifle!! I'd rather shoot the 308. What would be the point though? Now my .270's were Ruger 77's and a Remington 760 so they are heavier. Both winchester using powermax bonded bullets, 130 grain for the 270 WSM and 150 for the 308. the 270 WSM starts out at 3000 fps while the 308 is barely above 2500. Many thanks for the great info, i’ll Now have 3 calibers with the 3 tikka’s that will suit my needs and if I get to the Northern Territory to hunt buffalo i’ll Buy a 9.3 x 62 I replaced it with a Mark X Mauser in 300 Win Mag with a decent pad that doesn't hurt at all, although the actual recoil is higher. If you are going to need a little more distance, the .270 holds the advantage over the .308 caliber. It can be measured or computed empirically and has been for this recoil table. Originally Posted by Pharmseller. Having said that, I've fired all of those and can hardly tell the difference. 1; 2 ... You can generally have a nice muzzle brake put on a rifle for about $150, and this should put the recoil to about .308 or maybe less. Felt as impact on our shoulder when we shoot, the amount of recoil generated by any rifle load depends on several factors, including the weight and design of the rifle. This is a common question many hunters have, especially when considering a hunting rifle for younger hunters. Next, we will look at the muzzle velocity (feet/second) and velocity at certain yard intervals commonly encountered when hunting. What we hope, is that by providing you with some background and numbers, you can look at your hunting situation and make an educated decision on which particular caliber will suit your hunting needs better. The length measurement fluctuates based on bullet’s design. I think the .270 is loaded to higher cpu pressure so it seems to have a louder blast and slightly higher recoil, … We are not advocating for one or the other, but wanted to provide the specs and discuss the differences between the two. It is a well known cartridge, capable of travelling long distances with lots of energy to knock down your intended target. It really does shoot flatter and longer than a 308 I have killed a lot of deer and all has been with a 270, Have to agree with you both I have hunted all my life with 270 and have made some awesome shots with it. bullets to shoot through it. The .308 commonly has a 150 to 180 grain range. What we mean by this is that the cartridge size is almost identical to the 30-06, but the bullet has a smaller diameter. Hunters can be fiercely loyal to the type of cartridge that they use when hunting. Basically, Remington intended the caliber to be able to provide lesser recoil than a .308 while still being large and powerful enough to kill wild North American game effectively at long distances. Granted, recoil energy is highly relative; recoil force depends on grain weight and muzzle velocity as well as the weight of the rifle. So test the rifle, if its too much recoil, have a muzzle brake put on it. https://press.hornady.com/assets/pcthumbs/tmp/1410994454-2017-Standard-Ballistics-Chart.pdf. I had a rather light Savage 110 .308 with an aluminum buttplate and it kicked worse than my .270's. What was the main appeal of the 7mm at the time? Remington’s parent case is actually .308 Winchester and its closely related .260 Remington is also based on a 308 cartridge. Despite the replacement in the military, the 7.62 x 51 cartridge had excellent performance specs and was quickly picked up by ammunition manufacturers. shot_out Member. If you dive into the historical developments of the 6.5 Creedmoor round vs the 7mm-08, you will notice how the cartridges are somehow related to .308 Winchester. Very helpful info, I have a tikka 65 and Brno 308 and have been deciding which to sell. It is a much longer cartridge than the .308. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style. Additionally, the type of optics and mounting on your firearm, along with barrel length, can all alter the ballistics. However, the .308 180 grain is a heavy bullet with a high muzzle velocity so you will feel it as well. So, in this section we will discuss some generalities. This sounds like a good approach to me, and Tikka makes a very nice rifle. A lot of small factors can impact the ballistics of a certain cartridge. Of course, as we all know, you cannot just willingly swap out any caliber for your rifle as they are chambered to hold certain cartridges. With a little practice on the range, any shooter can become accustomed to the kick. I had a .270 in a Rem 700 adl with a checkered aluminum butt plate that hurt my shoulder and left a bruise on my cheek bone after just a few shots. We are going to look at Remington’s Core-Lokt .270 and .308 pointed soft point cartridges for comparison. Do not forget that rifle weight is a crucial factor in the recoil equation, inversely proportional to recoil. I enjoy shooting bullet in the range of 170 to 220 grains travelling between 1800 to 2400 fps. They are probably pretty close on recoil charts but the above make all the difference IMHO. Newbie 25-06 vs 270 recoil. Both calibers can deliver over a thousand pounds of pressure at 400 yards. DMCA Policy Thread starter shot_out; Start date Nov 6, 2016; 1; 2; Next. TrekWarrior.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. If you hunt for fun primary, choice a mild rifle you enjoy shooting and select the animal and the distance accordingly. whose where a lot better pleasant to shoot with a better desing. This is a common question many hunters have, especially when considering a hunting rifle for younger hunters. When going after bigger game with shots within 250 yards, the .308 is a fantastic choice. Recoil energy for 308 in an 8 pound rifle is 16-17lbs depending on load. Just seems to kick more than it should. Also, the effects of recoil are cumulative. But, from this ballistic data, you have two calibers that behave very similar to one another. This is especially true for the .308 vs .270. Most people attest that .270 vs .30-06 favors the lighter round. In the shooting sports we call that reaction recoil or "kick." It depends on the individual load and rifle. Reply. My vote is the .270 Win. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The… The .270 Win rounds all produce recoil energy over 17ft.lb while none of the .243 Win rounds reach over 12ft.lb. I had a Remington Model Seven in 308 with a Limbsaver pad on it that was more comfortable to shoot in a t-shirt than a M94 in 30/30. Hunters are very loyal to their particular cartridge. © 2020 by Trek Warrior. 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