So Will the .270 Win Overtake the CM's and PRC's?

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If you are speaking specifically for hunting, you may be right. 3 yrs ago, we never thought there would be a 25cal resurgence, but the Ace Blackjack 131 injected life back into that caliber.
I think the .270s foot hold IS hunting. It hasn't lost much if any popularity among hunters. Especially older hunters.
 

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I think the .270s foot hold IS hunting. It hasn't lost much if any popularity among hunters. Especially older hunters.
I totally agree! I’m thinking of buying a new Win Model 70 Super Grade and if I do, it will probably be a 270......good old, reliable cartridge! Add in Nostalgia and you’ve got a great reason to buy or continue using the 270!
 

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I totally agree! I’m thinking of buying a new Win Model 70 Super Grade and if I do, it will probably be a 270......good old, reliable cartridge! Add in Nostalgia and you’ve got a great reason to buy or continue using the 270!
If the Remington 700 270 win I bought a few years back has a 1:8 twist barrel in it I wouldn't have just bought a 6.5 PRC because that 270 win would have been superior in every way for what I want in a rifle....... other then about 4 lbs extra recoil.

I am pretty sure most people are buying a higher twist rate at the expense of cheap plentiful ammo. Just because we don't want to rebarrel a perfectly good rifle so it can shoot the good LR bullets. You just can't buy a $500 270 win off the shelf with a 1:8 twist barrel....... If you could the 6.5 PRC wouldn't exist and you would see all sorts of factory ammo in 270 win with a G7 BC of .350+. They would be flying off the shelf because of all the low cost brass laying around and the cheap factory ammo in every store.
 

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This post went from build to Wall Mart. Just the fact of decades of .277 success and us old farts with 1000s of 270 bullets to load will make way for low risk new manufacturer launches with what should sell. But us buyers are faced with the big risk and frustration expecting exceptional long range performance from a couple hundred dollar box store barrel. 🙃
 

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This post went from build to Wall Mart. Just the fact of decades of .277 success and us old farts with 1000s of 270 bullets to load will make way for low risk new manufacturer launches with what should sell. But us buyers are faced with the big risk and frustration expecting exceptional long range performance from a couple hundred dollar box store barrel. 🙃
Unfortunately the box store barrels or 99% of factory .270 barrels are slow twist and undesirable for using long low drag bullets. As I've said, my 270 shoots 130s superbly and kills deer just as superbly but at closer ranges than considered LR. That suits me just fine as I own many other LR cartridge option rifles. I'm not in a disadvantage simply because nobody (factory) makes a 270 win barrel fast enough to use low drag bullets for LR hunting. I just get a different tool out of the box. I'll keep hoping before long faster twist barrels will be born from factory rifles but until they do, I'll keep killing them at LR with today's more popular options. Remington changed hands once again so we will see where the new owner takes the company. I'm hearing possibly decent things to come.
 

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How many regular hunters shoot beyond 300 yards?

Frankly there is almost no argument for the average hunter to get anything bigger than a 6.5CM or 308 since they rarely shoot past 100 yards.

This site is for a different breed of hunter/shooter and factories will probably be reluctant to change a winning formula with the 22" 1:10 twist 270. If they start selling factory high bc ammo it will be a disaster when hunters start trying to shoot it in their 1:10 rifles and acuracy sucks.

That's reality for the mainstream.

It's too bad because the 270 can be a fantastic LR cartridge with high bc bullets and a fast twist longer barrel.
 

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Well you can say what you want about Walmart and box store bullets, but correct me if I am wrong, but I thought the title of this page was long range hunting? With the availability of rifles, cartridges and components the .270 is the most viable long range cartridge ever built. I think some fine tuning of bullets, powder and barrels would reap great rewards. You can build all the fancy wildcats you want, but you won’t be going into almost any store in America and buying a box of cartridges.
 

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Well you can say what you want about Walmart and box store bullets, but correct me if I am wrong, but I thought the title of this page was long range hunting? With the availability of rifles, cartridges and components the .270 is the most viable long range cartridge ever built. I think some fine tuning of bullets, powder and barrels would reap great rewards. You can build all the fancy wildcats you want, but you won’t be going into almost any store in America and buying a box of cartridges.
What happens when that high bc box of ammo that requires a 1:8 twist gets bought by a guy with his old trusty 270 and it can't hit paper?
 

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The 270 win has ammo on the shelf anywhere you go.
For years it was basically the standard by which a “flat shooting” round was judged.
Only marketing has driven the new stuff.

how many posts do you see asking if a 6.5 cm is suitable for Elk? Then the debate.
Everyone knows what the 270 will do and how it will do it. Very well defined dependable and predictable.
 
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