The .270 will be great for where I am hunting in TN...fields and woods. I made my final decision after scanning over the ammo section of the local sporting goods store. Every ammo company had a 130 grain .270.
And if you step up to a premium bullet, like a Partition, TTSX or Accubond, in the 140 grain weight, you'll get the best combination of power and flat long-range trajectory. Handload one of these to find the right powder charge/seating depth and you will have optimized the effectiveness of a truly great big game cartridge.I would go so far as to say, and mind you I'm not the worlds largest 270 supporter, THAT combo should easily kill anything you would ever find a need to hunt.