Let me give a little back ground around my question. I have an elk hunt planned in 2014 in Colorado with my son. I already had a 308 but wanted something flatter shooting so I could extend my range and have something that was more forgiving vertically. I did a lot of checking for the best elk caliber and finally settled on the 270wsm. I know, there are better calibers for elk, but in considering all the different possibilities, I wanted something that would be comfortable for me to shoot. I realize I could put a muzzle brake on something bigger but I really don’t like them because they are so ---- loud. I am deaf enough now. While comparing ballistics I found that the 270wsm 150 gr Winchester XP3 beats his 7MM mag 160 gr Accubond in energy and bullet drop and only 10 grains less in weight. I can shoot mine all day long but after a box through his, I am ready to call it a day and I am a big man. We will be hunting around 10,000 feet and at that altitude I should have plenty of energy out to 700 to 800 yards. With all the research I did on the ballistics, I don’t understand why more people don’t use the 270wsm for long distance hunting and shooting. Is there something that I am missing or don’t know about? I am shooting a Sako Tecomate with a Nightforce 3.5 x 15 zero stop getting ¾ inch groups.