Originally Posted by Nieko
I would stick with the 270 WSM and try 165 matrix VLD's you will be impressed(.650g1bc), I have a 6.5 WSM and it's a great round but I built it before there were high bc 270 bullets. I killed a cow elk Mon. with the 6.5 at 1100 yds using a 140 Berger VLD hunting bullet at 3125fps, so I know it is an effective cartridge however the 270 WSM with a 165 matrix at 2975fps arrives at 1100 yds with roughly 150 more foot pounds and just slightly more drop. I just put this 270 WSM combination together for a friend and it shoots great.
+1 I shoot a 270 WSM with the Matrix running 3060 fps and my dad runs a 6.5 Sherman with the 140 running 3140 fps and ballistics are real close until you look at energy and the big one is momentum, he can shoot a light steel plate at a 1000 yards and not scratch it or move it and I dang near shoot through it and flip it around. When the 170 Berger arrives it will be just that much sweeter!!!
My WSM is on a Savage and it's currently in a B&C Varmint stock and it's OK but kinda a club, there are a lot of stocks to look at for the Savage but I think mine is going into a Manners MCS-T.