Many shooters are familiar with the Remington M700 as being one of the best bolt-actions ever made. They’re also aware that the .308 cartridge and the M700 go so well together that they’ve practically become the status quo of the tactical precision rifle world. Though the .308 is without a doubt a perfectly good cartridge, few realize that there are other cartridges that go equally well or even better with Remington’s M700 action.
One of these is the ubiquitous .270Win, especially with the right 130-grain bullet. In conjunction with a properly developed load, the .270Win and M700 go together so well that they produce one of the best tactical precision combinations ever conceived.
First, let’s take a look at the cartridge. Many bullet weights and designs are available for the .270Win, but it has always been at its best with a 130-grain bullet. I have long been a fan of the .270 130-grain and have used it for more than 30 years in a number of sporting rifles to take dozens of trophy deer and elk.