Just because a cartridge is old doesn't mean it isn't good. I wonder how many of the new crop of wonder cartridges will still be around 90 years from now. The 270 is a very well balanced round in that it combines adequate bullet weight, velocity, energy and tolerable recoil in a rifle that doesn't require a gun bearer to hunt with. While I own, and hunt with many different rifles, my 270 is my go to rifle for most all of my deer sized game hunting. With a 270 I have taken over 100 deer and antelope For many years I used the fine 130 gr. Nosler Partition and IMR 4350 powder. When the lead in my favorite 270 started to erode, and the usually very fine accuracy started to drop, I switched to the 150 gr. I never looked back. I re-barreled the rifle with a 1-9 twist,24" Krieger no. 2 contour barrel.This old Remington 700 never shot so good. I've used everything from a 110 gr. TTSX, to the very fine 160 gr. Nosler Semi-Spitzer. They all shoot acceptably, and some are just fantastic. My go to load today uses REL 23 powder, Norma brass, Federal 210 Match primers, and the 150 gr. Nosler Partition. Velocity in my gun runs right at 3000 fps. This doesn't mean that I will hang up my 300 WEA MAG, 6.5x55 Swede, Browning BLR in 358, or my Model 70 Featherweight 30-06 anytime soon. All of these rifles have a purpose. Buying a 270 though, is never a bad idea!