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#5416979 - 11/12/14 09:01 PM Best hog caliber
Gut Shot C Offline
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Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 148
I am debating on whether to get a 308 or a 270, which one do y'all think is best?

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#5417015 - 11/12/14 09:12 PM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: Gut Shot C]
Stealthjr Offline
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Registered: 01/23/14
Posts: 180
Loc: DFW
Both will kill, not sure there is a wrong answer...but I'd choose the .308 every time! Since it sounds like you haven't bought anything yet, dont rule out a 30-06 if he opportunity presents itself.


Edited by Stealthjr (11/12/14 09:13 PM)
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#5417062 - 11/12/14 09:29 PM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: Gut Shot C]
Gut Shot C Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 148
I have a 270 single shot Thompson but I wanted a bolt action for hogs.

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#5417353 - 11/13/14 03:15 AM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: Gut Shot C]
davvy Offline
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Registered: 10/30/14
Posts: 102
Loc: Ft Worth
270 has a flatter trajectory, 308 leaves a bigger hole. That's the only practical difference in the field so its up to you to decide which is more important to you.

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#5417886 - 11/13/14 10:22 AM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: Gut Shot C]
Keechi Kid Offline
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Registered: 08/18/10
Posts: 67
Loc: Buffalo
With those two, bullet choice will make a much bigger difference in efficacy than any difference in the calibers.

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#5417936 - 11/13/14 10:44 AM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: davvy]
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Originally Posted By: davvy
270 has a flatter trajectory, 308 leaves a bigger hole. That's the only practical difference in the field so its up to you to decide which is more important to you.

cheers i have a 270 took m flag y biggest hog with it. from my closest shot to farthest shot. it's been pudding em down. lately been using & having great success with .223 cheep .55gr fmj, all close range shots. got a great deal on 55gr hps. they keep saying hogs will be back. i still waiting. some times me mind wonders, in my defence i go for weeks with out seeing people, some times months. back can't say bout the 308. give a up for the 270 here. my posts are cheep. best wishes
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#5417972 - 11/13/14 10:59 AM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: Gut Shot C]
der Teufel Offline
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Registered: 11/16/11
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Loc: Central Texas
They're both good. Is there any difference in price or availability for the ammo?

FWIW, I use a .308 and like it, but my main reason for buying it over a .30-06 or a .270 was that my buddy has one and since we're using the same caliber, we can share ammo if necessary.
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#5418176 - 11/13/14 12:24 PM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: Gut Shot C]
colt.45 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Gut Shot C
I am debating on whether to get a 308 or a 270, which one do y'all think is best?

popcorn theirs some good info. maybe if ya explain type of terrain. thick, open range. the distances, 50-100+yrds. is it gonna be used for other than just hog hunts. my posts are cheep, best wishes flag
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#5418503 - 11/13/14 02:34 PM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: Gut Shot C]
Txkiller Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 25258
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I like the .270 but I don't like the long action, distance vs velocity the .270 wins but I'll stick with my .308's up.

I got another one coming in today woot

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#5420081 - 11/14/14 08:32 AM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: Gut Shot C]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Loc: Lewisville, TX
I have shot MANY pigs with both 308 Win and 270 Win. I don't know that my dead pigs could tell you which one they don't like more.

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#5420100 - 11/14/14 08:41 AM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: Gut Shot C]
cowboybam58 Offline
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Registered: 11/24/10
Posts: 1102
Loc: Abilene
best hog killer is shot placement. Put it in the right spot and either gun is just as deadly as the next.

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#5420312 - 11/14/14 09:59 AM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: cowboybam58]
colt.45 Offline
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Originally Posted By: cowboybam58
best hog killer is shot placement. Put it in the right spot and either gun is just as deadly as the next.

cheers great success with my pirret rifle AR-15 bullets are cheaper. till every one got caught up in that bullet scare. supply & demand every one started buying all the bullets on shelves, causing demand, then prices went up ta supply. i keep my shots close range, its usualy moving target, not a lot of energy. guys with good english can explain it bedder dan me. as pappy always say's: a 270 or 308 gives more room for air flag
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#5420449 - 11/14/14 10:39 AM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: Gut Shot C]
JRJ6 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3896
Loc: Dallas, TX
either one is just fine. i use a 30.06 in addition to the 270 and 308 - don't forget about that caliber

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#5420797 - 11/14/14 01:41 PM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: Gut Shot C]
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3006 sucks, why would anybody promote barrel length and recoil?

308

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#5420896 - 11/14/14 02:23 PM Re: Best hog caliber [Re: Gut Shot C]
1riot1ranger Offline
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Registered: 09/17/08
Posts: 608
Loc: Occupied Clear Lake City
125 gr NAP worked for me last time. banana passed through and hit a second hog we couldnt find.
Either of those calibers will kill just as dead. I would pick 270 because it's easy to find cheap ammo and if your shooting hogs there is no need for expensive bullets

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