Yes, that is a shame IMO. Great caliber and if you convert it to millimeters it is actually a 7mm. I have another rifle, made by Kirby Allen off of a accurized Rem 700. Lilja 30" 1-8 twist, 3 groove barrel. The .270 Allen Magnum; parent case is .300 RUM. With this faster twist and longer barrel I shoot the 170gn Bergers at 3500fps. Laser flat trajectory and kills like a death ray!