Sounds like you found a really nice "out-of-the-box" shooter. Glad to hear it, and can't wait to hear the hunting stories!
i agree with what 43 2n said... .270 seems to have a flatter trajectory with better accuracy at longer ranges. the bullet isnt quite as big as the 30.06. with a 30.06, you have the advantage of more penetration, and with the .270, you have quicker expansion. i prefer the quicker expansion.Anonymous said:I am thinking about getting the 710. Would you recommend the .270 or 30-06 for hunting deer? how powerful is the .270? Is the scope waterproof, fogproof and shockproof? Thank you.
Expansion and penetration are more about the bullet than the caliber. Partitions, Grandslams, FailSafes, etc will penetrate deep whether they are shot out of an '06 or a .270. Ballistic tips and the other lighter varmit type ammo's will not.with a 30.06, you have the advantage of more penetration, and with the .270, you have quicker expansion. i prefer the quicker expansion.