Originally Posted by Shooter97
Appreciate all the advice.
I'm by no means a ballistics guru. So if I'm just shooting factory loads, does the 300wsm simply offer a little more down range energy over the 270wsm? With the velocity edge going to the .270wsm?
Another thing, I don't forsee ever needing to utilize a 180gr bullet.
Just some additonal thoughts.
For years I hunted with a 7 RM and when I burned the barrel out and went looking for another rifle, I decide to go bigger, not smaller. The 7 RM worked very well for me but I wanted a little more killing power for insurance, especially where elk was concerned. the 270 WSM should make a good hunting rifle. The 300 WSM
will be a little better killer.
Winchester shows the 270 WSM 130 E-Tip @ 3275 fps and the 300 WSM 180 E-Tip @ 3010 fps, which are going to be fairly accurate velocities. The 180 E-Tip will maintain a 400 ftlb of energy advantage over the 130 E-Tip out to 600 yds.
If you get the 270 WSM, I'm sure you'll like, but someday you might have wished you got the 300. Just giving you my experience and opinion.
Most important is the rifle you choose. I really, really recommend the Weatherby Vanguard Sub MOA. Did I mention that I recommended the Sub MOA Vanuard? The Savage guys like their Savages and that would probably work too, but I like the Vanguard action a little better and they have a quality pillar bedded stock.
Give hand loading some thought too.