Re: Dont\' often see the .270 mentioned
You wrote---"If some better bullets would have come out a few years ago the 270 might be used a bit more for LRH"
That's the point, they didn't and still haven't, to a higher degree.
One of my favorite carry guns for years was the 270 Win. Killed many deer with it and so did my Dad.
When I got into LR hunting, Most of the LR crowd used heavier or Higher BC bullets and cases with much more powder capacity then the 270 had and still do.
Years ago and to this day, Most chambered the 6.5/300 Weatherby, the 7/300 Weatherby, the straight 300 Weatherby, the 30/378 Weatherby and now the 338/378 Weatherby and the 338/416 Rig. Imp. all with extremely long barrels.
After they started with the 6.5/300 Weatherby at extreme high velocity, some soon found that the 7mm bullets had excellent and better BCs and the big cases could propel them well. Many switched to the 7mm line.
Even if the 270 had more bullet selections, they would be hard pressed to compete with the 7mm line of bullets.
The 180 gr Customs are right at .700 BC and some are even higher then that.
Now add the "bullet selection" you have with the 30 cals and I think you can see why the 270 was passed over.
Years ago I had thought of going with a 270/300 Weatherby but, it would not have been as desirable as the 7/300 Wetherby or even my 6.5/300 Weatherby for that matter.It certainly wouldn't be as desirable as the 30/378 or the 338/416 Rig Imp.
The 270 has decent bullet weights of 130, 135, 140, 150 and 155 gr but, the point of all this is, ballistically they are not as good as the 7mms(175 and 180 gr) , 30 cals (190 to 240 gr or the 338 (250 gr to 300 gr).
This is why the 270 was never very popular with the LR crowd.
Probably the MOST accurate bullet in the 270 is the 135 Gr MK.
I have a friend on this forum that made a deer kill at 700 yards (I think) with his 270 Win Sendaro using the 135 gr MK
Nothing wrong with the 270. Theres just better choices out there.