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    Question .270 Too big for Goat Hunting?

    Hello everyone,

    So I got the permit to hunt some goats in reserves north of Auckland and would be heading out in couple of weeks time .

    Being brand new import to hunting, I want to know if .270 will be fine to hunt goats for meat or it is too big?

    If it is too big then what caliber should I be looking at?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Overkill is underrated

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    338 would be better mate Ha ha 270 will be sweet, just don't expect to much off the shoulders if you hit em in the engine room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matai View Post
    Overkill is underrated

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    Thanks, what should I go with for goats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    338 would be better mate Ha ha 270 will be sweet, just don't expect to much off the shoulders if you hit em in the engine room.
    How about .223 or .243 or 7mm-08? B'coz if I change the caliber, I need something which can be used for deer as well.

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    Anything bigger than a .22

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    Quote Originally Posted by altamash View Post
    How about .223 or .243 or 7mm-08? B'coz if I change the caliber, I need something which can be used for deer as well.

    Cheers
    Those are all good options and better suited to goats imo.
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    I found the 30-06 saved time by gutting them at the same time��
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    270 will be just fine. No point splashing out on another cannon. The 270 would possibly be a bit punishing for a pest control situation though.

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    You can never be over gunned.
    Do look after your hearing though, dropping a mob of goats with a centrefire with no muffs or a suppressor will damage your hearing permanently.

    PS, North of Auckland, not that many around at Moir Hill or Dome Valley, as the cullers do a pretty good job, so good luck.
    Better off heading down to the King Country for stinkies.
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    Welcome to Sako club.

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    No such thing as too much power. Its usually hero kiwis that think goats are there living targets for there amusement that try to use as small as possible calibre to take a goat. And often at long ranges which is far worse.
    Just be humain about it. Place your shots well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matai View Post
    Overkill is underrated

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    Overkill is still dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    You can never be over gunned.
    Do look after your hearing though, dropping a mob of goats with a centrefire with no muffs or a suppressor will damage your hearing permanently.

    PS, North of Auckland, not that many around at Moir Hill or Dome Valley, as the cullers do a pretty good job, so good luck.
    Better off heading down to the King Country for stinkies.
    Shhhhhh don't give away the best spots.......
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    Fire 20 is so rounds of .270 quickly which is not uncommon on mobs of goats and you may develop an allergy to recoil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Survy View Post
    Shhhhhh don't give away the best spots.......
    I shot my first and only goat with a .17HMR, under the armpit
    270 will work great, goats can take a surprising amount of punishment and run a long way if you don't hit them properly.

    17hmr is shit on goats, well with 20 grain hollow points anyway... how do I know? I had to finish off 3 of them that had been wounded with a .270. Head shots were exploding on the skull. Not nice.

    I have shot them with everything from .22lr to .338WM. They can be scrawny beasts so the important thing is relatively fast expanding projectiles( on bigger calibers especially) that can open and avoid pencil hole wounds. Hornady 150grain SSTs are now my favorite for .308.

 

 

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