On a So. African plains game hunt last summer my partner and I shot all those large antelope (except eland) with .270 Winchesters. I used my 1954 Win. M70 with Nosler 150gr Partitions, and my pal used his Ultralite Arms (Melvin Forbes) .270 Win. with 130gr bullets. As per the mystique of the 270, they seemed to kill out of all proportion to their paper ballistics. I also used a .338, but it didn't do any better than the .270, and kicks a hell of a lot more.
Next time I'm taking a 7 STW (with muzzle brake
), and leaving the .338 home.