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Dont' often see the .270 mentioned

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Unread 01-27-2004, 09:22 PM
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Re: Dont\' often see the .270 mentioned

baldeagle713, are the 300 WSM and a 6.5x 284 easyer to make accurate or was your coyote just not up to par. Not trying to make a fight here just trying to figure out the lack of intrerst in the 270. I wonder how things would look if we had a bullet in the 160-180g range with a bc over .6. The 270x300 rum with a bullet like that should open some eyes. Just dreaming.
Dave King, here are some more #
308 win,m/v-2650,175gMK,.507bc
yards ft/s ft-lbs drop
500 1840 1316 -60
700 1566 953 -147
1000 1235 593 -391

270 win,m/v-2900,150gSST,.525bc
yards ft/s ft-lbs drop
500 2069 1426 -48
700 1780 1056 -117
1000 1407 659 -308

yards ft/s ft-lbs drop
500 2114 1885 -46
700 1825 1404 -113
1000 1448 884 -296
I also don't hold to the 1000 ft-lb rule. 700y is my accuracy limit with my rifle. If I and my gun could do better I would use it farther out. Just havent got there yet. If some better bullets would have come out a few years ago the 270 might be used a bit more for LRH

[ 01-27-2004: Message edited by: Harv ]
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Unread 01-28-2004, 06:09 AM
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Re: Dont\' often see the .270 mentioned

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>The 303 british has a long military history and I don't see to many loyal fans talking about it <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's because it was established in 1898 or so that the 7x57 was better at long range, the Boers out shot us [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img]

I now feel better shooting my 7x57 with 130gr interbond at 2,900fps with a BC of .486 (pessimistic as this is the SST BC, the IB has no cannelure and a slipperier profile)
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Unread 01-28-2004, 08:18 AM
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Re: Dont\' often see the .270 mentioned


You wrote---"If some better bullets would have come out a few years ago the 270 might be used a bit more for LRH"


That's the point, they didn't and still haven't, to a higher degree.

One of my favorite carry guns for years was the 270 Win. Killed many deer with it and so did my Dad.

When I got into LR hunting, Most of the LR crowd used heavier or Higher BC bullets and cases with much more powder capacity then the 270 had and still do.

Years ago and to this day, Most chambered the 6.5/300 Weatherby, the 7/300 Weatherby, the straight 300 Weatherby, the 30/378 Weatherby and now the 338/378 Weatherby and the 338/416 Rig. Imp. all with extremely long barrels.
After they started with the 6.5/300 Weatherby at extreme high velocity, some soon found that the 7mm bullets had excellent and better BCs and the big cases could propel them well. Many switched to the 7mm line.
Even if the 270 had more bullet selections, they would be hard pressed to compete with the 7mm line of bullets.
The 180 gr Customs are right at .700 BC and some are even higher then that.
Now add the "bullet selection" you have with the 30 cals and I think you can see why the 270 was passed over.

Years ago I had thought of going with a 270/300 Weatherby but, it would not have been as desirable as the 7/300 Wetherby or even my 6.5/300 Weatherby for that matter.It certainly wouldn't be as desirable as the 30/378 or the 338/416 Rig Imp.

The 270 has decent bullet weights of 130, 135, 140, 150 and 155 gr but, the point of all this is, ballistically they are not as good as the 7mms(175 and 180 gr) , 30 cals (190 to 240 gr or the 338 (250 gr to 300 gr).

This is why the 270 was never very popular with the LR crowd.

Probably the MOST accurate bullet in the 270 is the 135 Gr MK.

I have a friend on this forum that made a deer kill at 700 yards (I think) with his 270 Win Sendaro using the 135 gr MK

Nothing wrong with the 270. Theres just better choices out there.

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Unread 01-28-2004, 04:48 PM
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Re: Dont\' often see the .270 mentioned

I Think D.C. said it best.
The Selection of bullets does make the differance.
I like my 270WSM in Coyote BUT it's no Flat bottom gun. It would be interesting to see what it would do in a flat bottom gun BUT I don't have the resorses to take that kind of investment. Not when thre are tryed and true calibers out there.
The one with the fancy stool.
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Unread 01-28-2004, 04:54 PM
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Re: Dont\' often see the .270 mentioned

What do you guys think of the possibility of more 'long-range' .270 bullets w/ the rumored development of the new 6.8mm (.270) military rounds?

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Unread 02-13-2010, 02:52 PM
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Re: Dont' often see the .270 mentioned

in my opinion, the .270 win is a little less gun than most on here want to shoot at extreme ranges ( 700 yds and beyond) not that it isnt capable but other magnum calibers do it better. I just bought a 300 wsm. that being said most of the cartridges mentioned here arent much fun to shoot in a 6lb rifle. A .270 would be very managable in such a gun and be more than capable of shots at 500 yds and beyond. I am thinking of buying a smaller gun before long and the 308, 7mm-08, and 270 top my list. all of these in my estimation would make great walking deer rifles.
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Unread 02-13-2010, 05:19 PM
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Re: Dont' often see the .270 mentioned

I dont know about the rest of the country but the 270 win is the most popular caliber ever .Beats the 30-06 in sales hell know one can keep the ammo in stock .walmart sold out of 270 ammo in a few hours the same day they got a shipment of it.I dont like the 270 though my brother has one in a rem 710 weighs about 9 lbs damn thing kicks harder than his lite 30-06 or the 7mm mag for that .
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