Originally Posted by backwoods83
Yes, .051" more body, less neck, none the less a 270 sucks period, unless it has wby mag or wsm after it.
I am curious about this line of thinking.
Do people really believe the .280 is great but the .270 sucks?
That .007 of an inch in diameter out of the same parent case must be the most valuable .007" on the planet.
The only reason .284 caliber bullets
are as good as they are is due to the 7mmRM, not Remington's pump gun stepchild.
Winchester taught the world about the value of a mid-weight bullet at high velocity with the .270 almost overnight. It took 40 years, Ackley and Nosler to bring the .280 up to where it is today, and even Ackley didn't heap high praise on the .280.
I'll admit .270s could use a world class bullet in the 155-160gr range, but comparisons with the .280AI don't include the .270AI,...
Beyond that, any great
advantage perceived in a 280 is just that,...
My $.02, YMMV.