What are you planning to shoot with your 270? The Winchester 150gr Power Point is widely considered a great load for the money. Should be more than ample for deer.
If you want a really potent load check out the Federal High Energy cartridges. They are spendy, but they come in two versions, a 150gr Sierra Game King or a 140gr Trophy Bonded Bear Claw. How does almost 2000 ft/lbs of energy at 300yds sound to you? We chronographed the 140gr at 3300fps at the muzzle. Gonna use this load on moose in a couple of weeks. If the moose gods are smiling on us we'll let you know how it worked.
I would say the 270 is fine for moose. My cousin/hunting partner shot two moose with his this year. The first, a bull was at 80 yds, the second, a cow was 400. His first shoot went through both lungs. He was shooting 150 gr Partitions that I loaded up at 2650 fps. I am only SLIGHTLY jealous.
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach!
OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper section that you are sitting on and the foot portion that slid 4-5 feet down the tree. All you have to do it pull the other section up, reposition it and you are back in business, correct?
Have you ever tested this theory?
I have -...