View Full Version : comparing .25-06 vs .30-06 vs .308 vs .270

30-10-2010, 02:26 PM
The .25-06 is better ballistics wise, it is faster flatter and alot of shooters feel that it is more accurate.
However, it is the weakest knock down power wise of the 4.

The .270 is next best ballistic round. It is both flatter and faster than the .30-06 but generally fires lighter bullets and therefore offers less knockdown power.

Many people will tell you that the .308 and .30-06 are identical. They are not exactly, the .308 is a lighter kicking short action round, it offers trajectory and ballistics VERY similar but not identical to a .30-06.

The .30-06 is the most versital round of the 4 you mentioned, you can get loads ranging from a 110 grain varmint load to a 220 grain solid capable of taking buffalo. Horse power wise, it has the most knockdown and ballistics wise most factory loads will push a 150 grain bullet(the most common load) somewhere around 2850 FPS depending on the bullet type and manufacture.

Trajectory wise it is no slouch either, a shooter that takes the time to learn his rifle/scope/load combination should have little problem connecting on deer sized targets at 400+ yards.

P.S : Skeeter60 sahab i would specially request you to shade some more light on these calibres as you have a very vast knowledge of rifles and thee calibres

Regards Imu10

31-10-2010, 02:13 AM
Start of a very informative thread, I'll wait for the seniors to chip in first before I give my two cents :)

31-10-2010, 06:25 PM

You got most of the riddle solved for yourself within the topic. If you are concerned about ammo price then .308 else 270. where 30-06 has proven itself over the year and bit old caliber. I believe if you are going to keep your hunting grounds in Pakistan only, then best ever caliber will be .308. Very effective in 600 yards.


02-11-2010, 12:55 PM
Skeeter 60 sahab i am still waiting for you response on this particular thread
need some more information on these calibres coz i think for hunting in pakistan 270 Win is the best calibre coz the size of the animals we get here in pakistan we can easily take them down with a calibre like 270 win

regards Imu10

03-11-2010, 12:00 AM
The 30-06 has projectiles ranging from 55 grains to 220 grain. A very versatile rifle indeed.

Enigmatic Desires
15-11-2010, 11:36 PM
whats the average price of a 30-06 round?

16-11-2010, 01:34 PM
If ur gona stick to pakistan, i think .270 is enough for all types of games available in Pakistan, my personal fav is 308. The only issue i have faced so far is that federal 180 grain is for 400 a round which is unbelievable, extremely over priced