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I enjoy long range target shooting- 300yd+ and also wnat good cartridge for deer and elk hunting. The 270 seems like the rifle options are numerous. Anyone suggest another cartridge for this purpose that would be better?
 

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.270 Win or 7mm-08 for deer/elk and long ra

Certainly someone could suggest another cartridge than the 270 or 7mm-08, and possibly argue its merits on some of the finer points of target shooting. But your choices are certainly top-of-the-line in terms of doing the job you indicate (target shooting 300+ yards, deer and elk hunting). You will have good bullet selection, even in factory loads, for the 270 and the 7mm. I think there is much more to be gained in choosing the model/style of rifle and quality optics than in choosing another caliber.

Just my opinion, of course! 8)
 

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.270 Win or 7mm-08 for deer/elk and long ra

Both caliber's that you've already chosen are excellent especially within 300 yards though for 300 yards to say 500 to 600 yards I personally would jump up to a 7 mm mag or a 300 ultramag in order to get a flatter trajectory and more knock down power.

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