Originally Posted by nitestalker
The facts are the .280 Remington or 7MM Remington Express is a far better round. It is in fact a 7MM .06. The .280 runs on a very wide selection of excellent .284 bullets. It is a much more reliable cartridge on big game.
The .280 was loaded to lower pressures. A handloader can turn this into a very fine round.
as much as i like the 270 Winchester, i like my 280 Remington better. ballistics are about in between the 270 and the 7mm Mag.
the 270 just got better press and the endorsement from Jack O'Connor. plus they didn't bring the cartridge out in a rifle that allow it to reach it's potential in the beginning.
if i didn't have both, and had to make a choice between the two, i would probably have to choose the 280 over the 270, simply based on the ballistics.