whats a 270 Washburn???

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  1. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

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    anybody know? i cant seem to find any info anywhere. thanks huntinfool18
     
  2. royinidaho

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    I believe that would be a 270 "M"ashburn. or the 265/270 Mashburn Super Magnum.

    Here's a start: Wolfe Publishing Company
     

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    the barrel is engraved " 270 Washburn" i thinkin it just a 270-300 ultra but want to make sure before i throw it on an action.
     
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    Around my place I'd screw it on an action and stick 'er in a stock, duct tape it to and old tire, point it to the mountains, load up a corn meal round and set 'er off with a long piece of cord while hiding behind a large tree, with the video camera running.

    I may even do a casting to ensure I don't end up w/a no shoulder case.:D

    You're on your own on this one.:confused:
     
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    Looks like a 270-300win Ackley.

    It's based on a belted case. Has a magnum sized case head. Lastly it is roughly the same length as the 300win.
     
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  7. huntinfool18

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    roy i took your advice on this one. after i did a chamber cast. it was indeed a 270-300 ultra or allen mag as we call them around these here parts. looks like i got me a free 270 allen mag barrel thats never been shot. not sure if the washburn was just something the customer just came up with or what. huntinfool18
     
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    Compare the casting w/a RUM case other than the 338 and see if the body taper and shoulder angle have been changed.

    If they haven't been altered its probably a 270 Edge:D