Talkin' .270 never gets old.👍
That very well may be the case in the long run but we are currently witnessing an unprecedented advancement in shooting technology that means we can now effectively out shoot the effective range of the cartridges and ammo in common use. Before a 300 yard shot was the max that most hunters would ever consider and 500 yards was possible only if they were using a real flat shooting magnum. These days a properly twisted .243 could be effective on deer sized game in excess of 500 yards.Answers to unasked questions.
I get inovation and marketing, that's what drives industry. And I also understand that in the past, many rifles were not twisted as fast as they could have been. But there have been alot of excellent, yet basically obsolete cartridges, developed in the 50's, thru the 80's that had no issues except that they didn't really catch on with hunters and shooters. I'd expect the same with most of these newer offerings.
As far as the new "long range" fad, like many other things I beleive it'll sell some equiptment, much of which will never be used to shoot "long range." Sounds like fun, but where is the average shooter going to shoot 500+ yards? How many actually do it?
It`s just as crazy for 700 BDL`s. I`ve tried to find the one i want for a fair price for a while now. I might just bite the bullet and buy a new one once RemArms starts making them again and they said they were.I was checking the prices of Remington 760s in 270 WIN on GB a few days ago, good grief..........
You are right, never had a motorcycle that I could hold wide open everywhere.I'd compare all this new heavy for caliber long range technology and equiptment with the new hellcats and mustangs with 700 hp motors. Cool as heck, and many will be bought, but never used to their potential.
I agree with both of you. They are shooting for the stars with these prices on BDL`s. I am so curious of the price and quality of the new ones when they come out. Anything less than nice walnut, fit, finish and bluing and I`ll pass on the prices they want for them these days. If not, I will check out a Winchester model 70 Sporter. I lose the open sights though, and that is really why i want the BDL along with i love the way they look and shoot.Askin' ain't gettin'.
I see bunches of old Remingtons coming out of the woodwork, everyone thinks they're going to get rich. I don't see too many selling, many get no bids.