Re: Opinions on 270 WSM?
I like the round and would consider another rifle in that cal if it came my way. I owned a Win70 Coyote a few years back and though the barrel was 24", I like the velocity it offered over the grand ole .270Win.
I've contemplated getting another barrel for my Savage 112 BVSS and the two calibers that are coming up are the .270WSM and the 7mmRemMag. I have owned both and one will do what the other does. Six of one, half-dozen of anther, as they say. Looking at the Nosler #6, the .270WSM comes up about about 60fps behind the 7Mag when both are loaded with 150gn BTips and both have 24" barrels. That's not a big difference. Before anyone mentions it, I don't care that the 7mm has a better bullet selection. I usually find a bullet/load the rifle likes and predominantly stick with that one. All this to get you thinking "7Mag perrformance".
Compared to the .308Win? No comparison. The WSM out shines the .308 in ballistics. .308 brass is probably easier to find but 100 pieces of brass will last a while if proper care is taken of it. Go with the short mag and don't look back. MO! JohnnyK.
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