I agree. A 270 win with a faster twist and heavier bullets would be phenomenal. And yes Hornady ALWAYS has a lot of hype with their cartridges (6.5 prc and 300 prc to be more precise).I think it's cool and at least they don't seem to be lying about it as much as Hornady does... It is a straight lie that they say it's better than the 7remmag (Hornady also said the 350leg was better than the 30-30 and the 6arc hit as hard as a 308) it is a fast twist 270 that shoots heavy bullets off the shelf, that's about it! Oh and it fits in a short action. You can also have anything you want better than any cartrige up for discusion if you have your own machine shop or a gunsmith on speed dial.... This does it off the shelf.
That being said I've always had a facination for the good ol 270win as I read lots of Jack 'Oconnor books when I was a kid. The only thing that would be nice is a regular 270 with a fast twist barrel and heavy bullets.
So the sad thing is that previously there just weren't any heavy bullets in 270cal. So if you want that you really have to go to a 280/280ai or a 6.5-06 because there just are not many bullets available in 270 outside of the 85-150g range (I know there are some but it's not like 6.5 or 7bore.
The cool thing is this, although we may not need another cartrige but this gives Nosler, Federal, Speer and Hornady a reason to make bigger longer 270 bullets that we can all put in our wildcat projects. Like how about a fast twist 270 win set in a big weatherby action that's 3.6" long. Or being able to shoot a 165-175g eldm/x out of a 270wsm?
Very true. I don’t have problems with belted cases either. I’m hoping it’ll give the 6.5 prc a run for it’s money. Only for the fact the 6.5 prc has so much hype about it being like a “do all, end all” cartridge.No value added for me!
I would rather have a 270 WSM 1.7.7-8 with a Med. action or long action.
Better yet a 270 Wea. with a 1-7.5 or 1-8 since belted cases don't bother me, too old I guess.
Or a 6.5 Wea. RPM necked up to .270 since that will likely be out soon.
An action that is 3/4" longer and 4 oz. heavier has not been a game stopper for me, so I don't see any plus for any application I have.
It’s seems like in the last several years a lot more people have gravitated to more short action cartridges like the 6 and 6.5 creedmoor and the 6.5 prc. It’ll be interesting to see if it will catch on like these 3 haveAs I see it the only point of Winchester and Browning developing this was so there could be a production rifle produced that mimicked what others have been building custom 270 wsm’s throated long for years now. If you want a production rifle that’s less expensive this cartridge would be the way to go. But compared to having your barrel throated for the heavies I don’t see another advantage. 6,8 western has a shorter shoulder and maybe some taper taken out of the 270 wsm parent case.