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Old 01-03-2016, 03:04 PM
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All else being the same, will the 270 or 308 have more recoil if guns were the same and bullets were 150 gr?

Alternatively, if I dropped down on the 270 to a 100 or 130 gr bullet, would that make a big difference?

Part of why I'm asking, my daughter shoots a 243 but I wouldn't mind my new gun having versatility for a wide range of hunting but also something my daughter could shoot comfortably as an alternative to her 243. People say the 308 doesn't kick, but I think it has a bit of punch myself.
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Old 01-03-2016, 03:22 PM
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about the same, 308 hs a bit heavier bullet, 270 has a bit more velocity, it equals out
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:51 PM
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You can get .308 in reduced recoil loads I'm pretty sure. But IMO your daughter's 243 is one of the most ideal deer cartridges designed. However the .270 is a really good round for longer ranges on game. I'm not a particular fan of the .308 personally even though I have 2 of them.
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:59 PM
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Yep, I can't tell any difference and I don't believe you could go wrong with either, just pick out the right bullet for the game...
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:39 PM
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The weight of the rifle will be the deciding factor between the 2. Put side by side with exactly the same bullet grain and exactly the same weight of the rifle, you would be extremely hard pressed to feel the difference between the 2 in recoil. With the .308 being a short action, it will USUALLY be the lighter of the 2 by a couple or more ounces due to the shorter action length. That may well be where you will feel the difference in recoil.
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:47 PM
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I believe the .270 is the "natural" progression to the next caliber up from a .243 !

Best "all around" deer cartridge IMO...................
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:20 PM
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You'd need some kind of scale to tell the difference. A 308win runs a heavier pill, but less powder charge, and comes in a lighter short action rifle. The 270 runs a bit lighter pill a lot faster, with a bigger powder charge, but in about a half pound heavier action. It all comes out in the wash.

My personal 140grn 270 and 165grn 308win loads come up to 14.95 and 15.33 ft.lbs. of recoil energy, respectively. The day my shoulder is sensitive enough to feel that difference, well, that'll be the day...
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Nomercy448 View Post
You'd need some kind of scale to tell the difference. A 308win runs a heavier pill, but less powder charge, and comes in a lighter short action rifle. The 270 runs a bit lighter pill a lot faster, with a bigger powder charge, but in about a half pound heavier action. It all comes out in the wash.

My personal 140grn 270 and 165grn 308win loads come up to 14.95 and 15.33 ft.lbs. of recoil energy, respectively. The day my shoulder is sensitive enough to feel that difference, well, that'll be the day...
+ Ridge tells me with a well placed shot, "they'll" never know the different - LOL !!!
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:00 AM
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Using equal bullets, the .270 ignition is felt less with me.
If recoil gets your attention, buy a gas semi-auto. That's what I did. (Rem 7400 in .270)
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:41 PM
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Have a brake installed on either caliber.....problem solved

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