See, now I have a 270 and that leaves me with no need for a rifle shooting .264" or .284" bullets. Not saying either of those are bad, but a 270 covers it all.Just never had an interest in it. Have it bracketed with .264's and .284's, though.
Those are the facts. I like your thinking and couldn't agree more. That said,……I kind'a like to specialize when taking a rifle out of my safe and that's why I own a 7X57 and .270 for some purposes,….. and the .300 Win, .35 Whelen and .458 Win for other purposes.Had one in a Model 70FW. Liked my .30-06 Model 70FW better though. I certainly don't hate the .270, but if you want to go there (bore down a bit from a .30-06) the .280, or better yet .280 Ackely is the way to go. It'll do everything the .270 will do on the lighter bullet end and with the 160 and 175 grain .284 bullets readily available, the .280 is clearly better on the heavier end. Those are just facts.