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Cartridge comparison

From a big game only perspective, is there any reason to choose a .25-06 over the .270?
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no

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338s are for big game!
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The .25/06 may be a tad flatter shooting, but the difference is negligible. The .270 with 150 grain bullets packs more of a whallop esp at long distance.
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NONE that I could give, don't send a kid to do a man's job, will they kill, yes, but so will my 4x4 and I'm not driving it into any moose lately....BIG GAME = BIG GUNS and great bullets..why make them suffer or cause yourself misery!
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Re: Cartridge comparison

The 130gr 270 is slightly better than the 120 grain 2506 for deer and bigger stuff.

You said big game only, BUT if varmint is in the pictur, the 25-06 is a better choice.

Remember we are talking the same case with only a bullet diameter difference of .013----pretty little change.
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The 130gr 270 is slightly better than the 120 grain 2506 for deer and bigger stuff.

You said big game only, BUT if varmint is in the pictur, the 25-06 is a better choice.

Remember we are talking the same case with only a bullet diameter difference of .013----pretty little change.

I know that. That is why I intentionally left varmints out.
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The .25/06 may be a tad flatter shooting, but the difference is negligible. The .270 with 150 grain bullets packs more of a whallop esp at long distance.

the 25-06 is not even flatter shooting considering you use the same bullet weight with both the 270 and the 25-06. What im getting at is the 25 may shoot flatter with an 87gr bullet as compared to a 270 shooting a 130 gn bullet, but if you shot both guns with say 90 grain bullets, the .270 would shoot flatter.
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Re: Cartridge comparison

Voted for .270 since I own one, unfired but not for too much longer.

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