Hmm. It'd be a specialist tool though. 180s will need a 1-8 twist barrel I would think, and probably an abnormally long throat, which immediately makes it a custom job, and you'd probably need a 26"+ tube to have any chance of hitting 3000. Even 2800 is shifting some with a 180.
As a dedicated comp gun (Practical or maybe even F class or the like) it'd be possible and probably fairly competitive, but when you're spending big bucks on a custom rifle, why limit yourself on projectiles, sacrifice a bit of BC and lumber yourself with an inefficient, old cartridge with a substantial powder load?
Don't get me wrong, I love the .270win. It was my first rifle, I do all my hunting with one and to this day I shoot 100+ rounds of it a month, but if I was building a LR comp gun? Not a chance. Even .308 is probably better in that arena, let alone various 6.5 and 7mm options.
My view, appreciate the .270 for what it is, a brilliant, flat shooting, mild mannered hunting cartridge for medium size game. Don't try and make it something it was never designed to be, it'll always just be a compromise.
Well said and in my opinion. The 270 is a cartridge that I classify as a specialist one. Reason - hunting cartridge - flat shooting, more energy delivered than 308 or 30/06.
I have used 270 in competitions but feel there are better cartridges for competitions such as 6.5C.
And; I’ve had 30/96s and 308s. My latest Sako 270 s/s is my fourth rifle in 270.