Originally Posted by 777funk
I'm looking into one (Savage 16 Stainless - pre accu) and curious what the opinions on this caliber are?
I was wanting a 308 just because of how common it is (easy to get brass). But before I rule out the 270 WSM being offered, I figured I'd ask for some opinions.
I was dead set on a 270 WSM build a few years ago and contacted Kirby about it but ultimately decided to push the pause button for awhile and utilize the rifles I have and really take some more time to chew on it.
Instead I went with another 7RM, a 6.5-284, another 270 Winchester, and a 280 Remington. I'm getting 3050+ fps with a 150 VLD from my 270 using 57.0 gr H4831SC seated to a COAL at 3.28, which is .010 off the lands. For me, there's nothing to gain from a 270 WSM even if I had a 26+ inch barrel for the bulk of the hunting I do. Just got to know my trajectory and let those 150s fly out of my 24" Krieger barrel.