Originally Posted by durak
I've never understood the need for the .270 caliber in general. Ballistics of the 6.5 and 7mm are equal to or far better in most cases. Also, the aftermarket is stronger in 6.5 and 7mm......to each his own.....
I agree to each his own, but you aught look at the new bullets being offered. They more than hold thier own against both the 264, & 284, & in a lot if cases, flat blow thier doors off.
I look at it different than some folks I guess, cause all my rifles have to pull double duty, & hunt Elk. My personal minimum for Elk is a 270. Look at the S.D. & you'll see why. So for me, the 264 isn't anything id need in my gun cabinet. The 7mm, in my view is a waste of time when I can have a 300 or 338 which also both surpass the 7 in every way except recoil with the current bullets being offered.
I know both will Kill Elk, & have killed Elk, but they just don't fit my personal needs.
Now I'm not criticizing anyone else's view, or opinions, or hunting styles. I know of many folks who own one or the other & like them for thier purposes, or intended use. But for my hunting style, they don't fit the bill.
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