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    If a 270 is what you have and you shoot well with it then by all means take it goat hunting.
    Aim tight and enjoy your day out.
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    7.62x39 Cheap and cheerful and well suited to short range bush hunting.
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    If you want a good example of "overkill", my 300 Wby is in a little video clip (300Weatherby vs rabbit) being used to slot a hare at about 20 metres, .270 on goats is fine, put it in the chest and goodnight goat.
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    If you already own a 270, consider some "lite" loads for goats. If the round is too powerful it will punch straight through and do its best to kill what was behind the goat. The goat will still die, but it may take a while which is not desirable. If you have a choice, anything from 223 to 308. My favourite for goats is either the 303 or the 7,62x39. Lower recoil, and will have enough poke to mean business.
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    If you want to kill em dead then a 270 will do the job just fine.
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    Better going with a 223 or 243. A 270 will kill them find thou, just a lot of bang and extra recoil for no extra benefit. They all drop them, but you prob be more accrurate with the others rather than a 270 if you havnt done a lot of shooting...seen it before after a few shots the newbie starts finching etc and wouldn't have a shit show hitting a goat in the head at a senseable range with a 270, but with a 243 easy as cause the rat gun rules
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    This has to be a first a 2 page post about a.270 and no @Toby putting in his comments
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6mm ackley View Post
    This has to be a first a 2 page post about a.270 and no @Toby putting in his comments
    He got so excited that he dribbled on his keyboard and fried it, currently franticly looking for another keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6mm ackley View Post
    This has to be a first a 2 page post about a.270 and no @Toby putting in his comments
    Sush 6mm ackley don't give the little bugger any ammo to come in and poo poo the 270
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    It really comes down to how many you want to shoot. One, two or three a .270 would be fine, maybe more even. For a good old fashion bomb up I prefer my .223; easier on the body, ears and pockets.

    But the .270 will be fine, use a lighter projectile and go for it!
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    First centre fire I brought was .270. It shot everything. It was not uncommon to blaze away 70/80 rounds in a arvo. 130gr worked a treat great on goats. Shoulder was bit sore for coupley days after, the twinge would disappear long before the bruise.
    Shot it with muffs or a can and get a butt pad for your stock if you feel the need.
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    for eating yearlings are what you want, forget billies and even nannies are too rank, you wanna roast the stuff to come out like lamb, gotta baste it in juices and gravy and shlt,

    yes correct goat stew is popular in turkish prisons and suchlike places, , burying the goat flavour with herbs and wine doesn't make goat stew any less stomach-churning although goat flavour isn't so bad if you can get over the smell of it.

    As well as the taste of it. And texture. Try not to actually look at it either. So otherwise be sure to open doors and windows when cooking.

    If stewing old lame billy goats you'll be wanting to leave doors and windows open for a year or two.
    Billy-meat likely really not suited to the discerning civilized palates in the upper north island,,

    but if shooting yearling goats for lamb chops, nah .270 way too big and evil, blows them to ragged bits, smashes em', pulverizes em', hammers them, bone and jellied meat galore, .270's on goats jesus what carnage

    go head and neck shot only, 243 is a perfect all-round goat calibre. but .270 sure good on tough stinkers
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    If your planning on shooting deer etc. in the future and just starting out hunting then using your .270 on goats is the perfect way to practice, that's how I learnt the basics of stalking and shooting. If you shoot a deer in the wrong place with a .270 or many other centrefire rounds you will waste a lot of meat as well as on goats, may as well learn about shot placement and get used to shooting your main hunting rifle as much as possible I reckon. A .270 might not be the perfect round if you are targeting goats, but it is certainly a perfectly fine calibre to shoot them with.

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    Just think of the shot bits as extra tender. .270 is certainly an effective Goat calibre.

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    .270 is a great all round calibre and will be fine for goats. If I was to buy my first rifle again I would have gotten a .270. Just take care with shot placement and you'll be sweet.
    Goat curry is delicious.
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