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308 vs. 270 what are your opinions for elk

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  • therifleman
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    I usually hunt elk with a 308, but either will get the job done. That said, with elk, shot placement is far more important than your caliber. A poorly placed shot from a 45-70 will have you tracking for miles, whereas a good shot from a .243 (not recommended) will drop an elk in its tracks.

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  • 268bull
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    I don't think you could go wrong with either one. I've been hunting with a .270 Remington,760 gamemaster since 1976 and absolutely love what it's done for me. I hunt only now for Roosevelt elk, all my kills have been inside 100 yds. and the rifle has never let me down. Winchester makes some excellent bonded loads, last 2 bulls dropped like they wer pole axed. Keep in mind though, like any rifle you choose, it takes good shot placement. Again, I believe either one will do well for you.

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  • small game sportsman
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    I would go .308

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  • Proverbs
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    With quality bonded bullets of at least 150gr, it doesn't matter between those two.

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  • Treestand
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    Ditto~~FirstBubba
    Bullet Placement is Paramount to under 300Yd, JMO~The 308 Win gets my Vote.

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  • WA Mtnhunter
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    If you are holding your shots under 300 yards, either is fine. Past that, neither. For hunting in timber, the .308 Win is just fine.

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  • Ga hunter
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    .308. I don't hunt elk, but a 165 grain Hornady GMX bullet would be probably be great! Or if you reload you could try some different loads. Good hunting!

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  • Pmacc60
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    I also think both will do,270 win will shoot flatter and 150 gr. nos partition will give plenty of penetration and the 308 will handle heavier bullets.If I had to choose I would go with the 270.

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  • JPMNTMAN
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    both are good but I like the 308 165 grain nosler partition or accubonds sure puts a hurt on them

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  • Safado
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    .308 because of the heavier bullets and I own both!

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    .30-'06.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Yes to either one. The .308 will shoot heavier bullets than the .270, but the 150 and 160 grain .277 bullets available to handloaders almost negates any advantage the .308 may hold.
    Either one requires good bullet placement and respectable ranges

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