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30-06 vs. .308 vs. .270 Recoil Difference??

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All other variables being the same, what is the difference in recoil between the these calibers?

10%, 20%,??????????

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Sam,

Your link isn't working for me.

If I remember correctly, a 30-06 with a 180gr bullet factory load hits the shooters shoulder with 22.5lbs of force. A 270 with a 150gr bullet factory load should be slightly less than this if loaded with a few grs of less powder and with the lighter bullet.

Brad
 

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ROSSO Z said:
All other variables being the same, what is the difference in recoil between the these calibers?

10%, 20%,??????????

Inquiring minds...

:)
I have 22 years experience loading and shooting the 30-06. Most '06 shooters will tell you it is a very versatile round. I can be "loaded down" (all the way to 110gr) for lighter game or "loaded up" (all the way to 250) for bear, moose, or elk. My favorite is the 180gr load.

I firmly believe that cartridge is the ultimate North American big game cartridge. You can also taylor your load to match your recoil tolerance.
 

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This question regarding the .270 vs 30/06 has been going on for more than 3/4 of a century and will never be answered to anyone's satisfaction I guess! The '06 will shoot a heavier bullet but the .270 has more velocity and longer practical range. I've been shooting both for decades and lean towards the .270. It kicks a little less and will normally put the 100, 130, and 150 gr bullets pretty much in the same group while the /06 tends to throw different weight bullets to varying points of impact which makes it somewhat more "fussy" in getting "POA" to meet "POI"! But in a practical sense, there's not much difference between the two. The .308 was designed for our military to give "almost" 30/06 velocity in a smaller and lighter cartridge (which it does)and it's the same thing as the 7.62 NATO. It generally gives slightly better accuracy with lighter bullets than the /06.....All three cartridges are all time greats and have killed anything that walks the planet and that's a fact.

Dennis

BTW, the felt recoil between the three really depends more on the style of stock and weight of the rifle then anyhting else. I 'spose if I HAD to rank them the 06 kicks most and the .308 least. There just ain't much "real world" difference...
 

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My conclusion:

I did a little math and some reading and, as stated, there doesn't seem to be a material difference in recoil between the calibres. I'll stick with my Model 70 30-06, but get a nice recoil pad installed and try shooting lighter loads and bullets.

Thanks for all the info and opinions.

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ROSSO Z said:
My conclusion:

I did a little math and some reading and, as stated, there doesn't seem to be a material difference in recoil between the calibres. I'll stick with my Model 70 30-06, but get a nice recoil pad installed and try shooting lighter loads and bullets.

Thanks for all the info and opinions.

:)
Sure can't go wrong with a M-70 in 30/06, that's been a deadly combo for many decades!!! Try shooting 165 gr loads, the '06 really shines with them IMHO....

Dennis
 
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