That's my concern about the new whizbang magnums. Rick Jamison, who created and patented the short magnums, has file suit against the gun and ammo manufacturers over patent infringement using the short mags. If you look at the major manufacturers, several have dropped the short mags from their line up. Personally I am not sure if it is due to the suit or if it is due to lackluster sales.My 2 cents is that the ammo is going to be difficult to find in a few years. There are a lot of those "designer" calibers being touted as superior to the tried and true ones. No matter how fast and powerful a cartridge is, it all boils down to bullet placement. A 270SUAMGAFABSNPEK etc, will not kill an animal any deader than a 30-06. JMHO:razz:
Did it do anything that the 100 year old 30/06 or the 80 year old 270 couldn't do??I had a browning a-bolt,great gun.Unless you order ammo all my wally world stocked was 130 gr bt.I killed 6 deer with this gun.Most only went 20 to 100 yards, only one fell stone dead.My 06 does a better job of getting the stone cold dead smile on my face.:biggrin: I shot 4 with the 130 and 2 with 150 Bt.
I just sold mine and I am looking for another toy to hunt with.The 270 wsm is
fast,flat shooting ,and hard hitting at both ends.I think I will stick to the 30 calibers from now on.
I haven't had a deer or coyote go over 15 or 20 yards yet.
probably never will. That's long blood trails compared to what I get out of ought 6..Most only went 20 to 100 yards, only one fell stone dead.
My concern would be finding ammo right now... My buddy shoots one because he got a deal on it. Most places, if you can find any bullets at all, arent gonna have any selection.My 2 cents is that the ammo is going to be difficult to find in a few years.
I have been out awhile and just back to the computer.No my 06 does a betterDid it do anything that the 100 year old 30/06 or the 80 year old 270 couldn't do??
I bet I can answer that one. :biggrin: