I know the .270 is more popular, and factory ammo is easier to find, and a wider selection to boot, but how do you all feel about the actual performance comparison? From the reading I have been doing, the .280 actually seems to perform better than the .270, would you agree or disagree. If you do agree, would the abundance of .270 ammo be enough to sway you to the .270 anyway? Is the difference between the perfomance so small I should just go with the .270 for the ammo selection If one reloads, what is the heaviest weight usually considered for both? 150 for the .270, 165 for the .280? There is a lot of pig hunting in Central CA, & I know people here usually like to move up to at least a 150gr, and some like 180gr for the hogs. I like the idea of a flat shooter so I thought the .280 might be a little bit better of both worlds. I have a couple of friends who have offered to teach me to load, and I plan to do just that. Just wondering, what can a reloader do for an .06 to make it shoot flatter. Do many re-load an .06 with 130gr or 140gr for a quicker flatter round, or does the 30 cal just not offer the right BC to do so and make it worth while? Thanks for the help.