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.270 WSM or .243 for wild boar

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by MiamiE, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

    Jun 29, 2010
    Right behind you...
    I love both rounds, but if that is all you are doing stick with the .243 cheaper, plenty effective, and in florida I doubt you will need the range of a .270. I got a 30-06, .270, and .243. I've killed the most with the .243. Even though I did just get the 30-06, and it will be the most used next season.

    I've never had a deer go past 20 feet after being shot with the .243, the thing was damn accurate.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012
  2. K.Kiser


    Jan 23, 2010
    Shreveport, La.
    Shot placement with a quality projectile... Everything else is just decoration...

  3. Aceman


    Nov 30, 2008
    As always...

    But for those occasions when it suddenly falls apart, or doesn't quite come together, there is something to be said for the "thump" factor.
  4. I agree here with a 7mm-08 or the 30-06. I hunt deer hunt with a 7mm-mag. I bought that for elk and boar hunting. I really like the accuracy of this round but it's a little big for bambi. I also find the 30-06 would be almost perfect for both deer and boar.
  5. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

    Jun 29, 2010
    Right behind you...
    A 30-06 sure is a fun round, kicks like a mule, and will knock the fur off just about everything on this continent.
  6. auto-5


    Nov 13, 2011
    Under 500 yards the 270 win will be able to do everything the 270wsm will do. After that it goes sub sonic and I guess that could be a problem. Personally I don’t take that long of shots at critters but I know plenty guys that do. To me for the money I would go with the plane old 270. The dang thing is a meat drill.
  7. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

    Sep 5, 2010
    Headshot. I prefer something bigger when it comes to going after 400-500lbs.
  8. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

    Jul 26, 2002

    .270 WSM or .243 for wild boar ?

    Between the two your asking about...

    Either one pard, will be fine for what your discribing and your needs.

    Good luck.