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Why do you guys value the short action over the long so much? Is it just for the reduction in flex, helping accuracy or what? As far as I think ,the 20% power gain doesn't off set the difference in cost when compare to the 270 Win. Am I missing something? Not being a wiseass, just would like to understand, as the 270 Win has served me quite well through the years.
I do not really like the short mags. I like speed. I own a 270 win. 270 Wby and 270 Wsm. The WBY is my favorite and the WSM runs a close second. I have actually been thinking about necking a 264 Win. mag up to 270. The faster, the better.
The Short Mag craze is a gimmic, in my opinion. The ultra mag was the last craze and now the short mag is the craze. From a manufacturing standpoint, a short action caliber is easier to make. The shorter the action, the more forgiving it is.
 

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I can tell you, the 270 WSM is a great gun. I shoot the Tikka T3. GREAT gun. Very accurate. I have shot all my life, nothing in competition but for practice, fun, and hunting.
I used to shoot the .243, and the 30-06. This gun is the most accurate I have shot. I have always been impressed by the accuracy. The reason I got this gun is that the 270 WSM shoots very flat and fast. I sort of wanted to get into shooting long range and get a gun that shot very flat. This gun has impressed me- except the price of the shells... ~$2/shell.
Also, this slick rifle kicks like no other rifle I've ever shouldered up to. Another reason I love this rifle is how lightweight it is. I hunt as much as I can get out there, and this gun is a breeze to tote. Double-edged sword... Like a mule.
I'm no super duper marksman expert, so this gun can shoot better than I can, so it keeps me happy. Its as accurate as I want it to be.

Lightweight. Kicks hard. Costs a bit. Very accurate. Great gun.

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