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Why no 270-08 ?

 
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:49 PM
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Re: Why no 270-08 ?

Now the only person needed to round out this 270 shooters club is Mr royinidaho himself.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:02 AM
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Re: Why no 270-08 ?

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Now the only person needed to round out this 270 shooters club is Mr royinidaho himself.
Amen!
He's the closest thing we've got to Jack O'Conner himself, & alot funnier
Roy Rocks!

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Riley, I like the heck out of you, & you are always helpfull, & are an incredibly knowledgeable gun guy, but judging by the YouTube thingy's in your "signature" you have Terrible taste in music hahahaha. Just sayin' :-)
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:47 AM
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Re: Why no 270-08 ?

The 270-308 actually has a slightly improved version. It is called the 270 Redding. From what I have read Richard Beebe, president of Redding Reloading back in the 50s was one of the proponents of this wildcat and may have named it. It was first made when the 308 came out. It has a 30 degree shoulder and the article below states it duplicates the 270 win in performance.

The July-Aug 1990 handload magazine has an article on the 270 Redding.

Butch Jenson son of Bob Jensen (Jensen's Custom Ammo in Tucson) had one back in the 70s, might still have it. I remember Butch raving about its virtues in a lightweight SA rifle for coues wt hunting.

Here is a link with some load data at bottom:

Adventures With The .270 Redding. - Free Online Library

Author's name is not shown. He used a 22 inch barrel and got 3025 fps with a 130 Speer grand slam and 46 gr of Varget.


If I were making this wildcat I'd consider the 270 Redding over the 7mm-08. There are dies available as well as reamers.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:25 AM
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Re: Why no 270-08 ?

the author is Charles E. Petty

Adventures With The .270 Redding. - Free Online Library
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:20 AM
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Re: Why no 270-08 ?

If you're truly looking for light recoil for smaller/younger shooters with performance good enough for elk (better than 243) then it's right at 6.5mm. 6.5X47 Lapua, 6.5 Creed, 260 Rem. Couldn't get a better round for a young shooter. Can you tell I'm jaded on the .270??? Can't stand it and never could. Only rifle I ever built I couldn't get to shoot...to be honest it was completely the barrel, but it just left a sour taste. Never built another one and stored all my 270 bullets. Anyone interested I have a box somewhere with dies, brass and bullets (lots of bullets) that I can guarentee I will never use.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:37 AM
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Re: Why no 270-08 ?

I shoot a 270-08AI, it is hands down my favorite mid range cartridge.
In my opinion it's the best thing you can do with an 08 case.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:44 AM
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Re: Why no 270-08 ?

I think the 270-08 would be a great cartridge.

A nice little Model 7 or M70 with a skinny little barrel would be a great antelope and deer carry rifle and would have plenty of power for shooting as far as you would want to with a little light rifle.

The bullet selection has some stellar performers including the 130CH Berger, 140HPBT Sierra, 150NPT, and 165 Matrix and they can be currently found on the shelves. Something that is an advantage these days.

Brass is plentiful and it takes some powder that is readily available also these days. 4007sc, 2000mr, etc can be found on the shelves.

As stated the 7-08, 260, and 6.5x284 have it surrounded pretty well but what the heck, if you want one build it!
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