First off I have been lurking around these forums and reading the articles for a while now but first time posting.
I currently have a mod 70 in 270wsm with a 24'' barrel and factory trigger set at 3 lbs. I have been working up a load for it, but am now considering a move back to the 7mm world due to bullet selection and such. I know wildcat has the 169.5's but i have contacted him and he made it sound unknown when more would be available. I want bullets that are more available than that to get.
What i have really been thinking about doing is getting a savage in 270 or 30-06, pulling the barrel and getting a Shilen 26" drop in for it chambered in 280AI. Sounds to me like a pretty sweet caliber and i have really been considering this seriously. Maybe it's just cuz of the cool-kid factor.
But then I also think, maybe I should just get a savage in 7 Mag cuz it would be cheaper. But I really love the idea of the 280AI.
So what does everyone think? Keep the 270wsm, or switch to 280AI or 7mag?
This will be for deer and possibly elk out to 6-800 yards once I become confident enough with the rifle. And I do handload.
Thanks in advance for the help