I'm pondering buying a rifle for hunting whitetails. If I ever have the money and time, I might take a trip to hunt for elk, mule deer, sheep, goats, or hogs. And if the opportunity presents itself, I might pop off some woodchucks and coyotes (here in Massachusetts we can't hunt woodchucks, and we can only use rifles for black bears...but I hunt with my family in PA too). Anyway, what are your thoughts on the 270 Win. versus the 308 Win.? I'm leaning toward the 308 because of the short action and plentiful and cheap ammo (surplus) for practice. The 270 is faster and has a longer range. I know they both have great reputations. I just wanted to see what you folks like and why. Cheers.