I've owned both and enjoyed the .270 as it had a little less recoil but the 30-06 has much more versatility as you can always find ammo for it even in the most remote places. I've killed a few deer and a lot of groundhogs with the 30-06 and never had any issues with it.
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Back in 1971, I bought a Remington 700 bolt action in .223 for the specific choice of shooting prairie dogs on the ranch where I lived just west of Borger, Texas. love that gun, "no recoil" almost... with a rubber pad, barely felt it kick back.
Also used it to coyote hunt, and had a spotlight taped to the stock below the barrel. On one particular night hunt, I took down a coyote that saw the light, turned to run away, but he fell to the ground immediately.
When we picked him up, we could not find an entrance or exit wound.
A friend of ours ( hunting buddy ) was paying us $5.00 per head to bring them to him. He is a Taxidermist.....
He told us that there were no breaks in the skin anywhere, but the anus had a tiny hole and the interior organs had exploded.
so, guess I hit the '10 spot' on that target.
my buddy drove his pickup and I was leaning over the headache rack.