That is a fine rifle. The 24" bbl is a plus. Ignore the nay sayers. My 1st 270 was a Rem M700 LH BDL. I found the 22" bbl to be very nice for dark timber Elk. My go to load for Elk was a 160gr Nosler Semi Spitzer Partition. Loaded to 2700 fps it was a fabulous close quarters timber rifle. For mule deer I went with a 130gr SBT. I have complete confidence in the 270 Win and have never felt under gunned. For 98% of big game hunting the open country shots are taken at less than 300 yds.