Re: Gun advice
I you're worried about the 270 being too much for deer, then go with the .308. It's not a a lot less powerful that the 270wsm, but of the two you listed, it's the smaller. That being said, if it were me, I'd take the 280. However, I probably wouldn't be getting rid of the 270wsm in the first place. The .270 is one of the best deer cartridges around, and the 270wsm closely mirrors it, but with a bit better ballistics, in a smaller ligther package with the short action(given the gun of course. All things being equal, the short action will be a big lighter). Bullet selection will account for more/less meat damage than will the size of the caliber. I've torn deer up worse with a .257 roberts, than I have with a 300 Ultra mag, simply because of shot placement and bullet design/structure.
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