Originally Posted by budlight
This statement is true. People get so hung up on the biggest bullet that they forget what it takes to drive it at it's high BC velocity. the 270 case is limited to about 60 grains of powder and the 270 AI about 65 gr.
I don't think I'd consider the bigger bullets by Matrix in the regular 270 Win simply because I think you'd be getting over the "benefits" curve from velocity loss. I could be wrong!.....
I haven't shot my 165's at long range yet. But, they produced the tiniest groups I've ever had from this rifle. Bulletflight says they're going to outperform my 6.5x284 with 142 SMKs.
I don't recall my MV at the moment. Perhaps I won't get the high BC at 270? But, I think they will excell.
The main issue I'm going to run into is COAL vs magbox length. And, with the CRF it's a hassle. I don't really want to modify the feeding on this particular rifle. But, I like to believe that I've got at least one high BC projectile if I ever need it.
And, others have reported good performance on game at long range.
Nonetheless, 270Win was a good cartridge long before Matrix.