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

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I've had my best luck with the 130s on deer. Never had one bullet exit. I always find the slug under the hide on the opposite shoulder. The deer takes all the energy. Also never had one take a step beyond impact. Something magical about that bullet on whitetails. It puts them down fast. I don't load for my semi auto. I only use the PSP 130 corelokts. Best I've found for my .270.
 

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OK, this is getting "old":eek:! My Savage 110 .270 I bought new in 1968 is probably "older" than lot of guys on this thread! ;). Some of you may recall, I rebarreled it recently in 2018 with 24" Shaw and pretty satisfied with the accuracy for sure. I really just got back from range with it where I shot an adjusted Rl26 load and am very satisfied with it. Too hot today to stretch it out but it shot really consistent .75" at 100 with 150 ABLR @ 3115 with ES of 11 and SD of 5 with RL26. Brass was clean as the day I loaded it so think I have a winner going forward. I did shoot a nice doe last year down in Indiana at 220 yds with a 130 BT and went nowhere but I hope to get this stretched out for longer shots we have on the farm we lease for some of the bigger bucks that migrate through the farm which is all you can hope for! My Avatar is from farm last year with Sendero 300WM so I would like to switch over to the .270 just for old time sake going forward.

I have an older 700 LA that I have been saving and think it will become a .270 project as discussed. I just flat out like the caliber from it being a long time "friend" perspective; but I am sure that hasn't come across at all......
 

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I have used rl 26 with great velocity and okay accuracy with rl 23 I lost about 50fps but the accuracy gain was well worth the loss in velocity what ever way you go the 270 win. has got you covered all around great deer round
 

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OK, this is getting "old":eek:! My Savage 110 .270 I bought new in 1968 is probably "older" than lot of guys on this thread! ;). Some of you may recall, I rebarreled it recently in 2018 with 24" Shaw and pretty satisfied with the accuracy for sure. I really just got back from range with it where I shot an adjusted Rl26 load and am very satisfied with it. Too hot today to stretch it out but it shot really consistent .75" at 100 with 150 ABLR @ 3115 with ES of 11 and SD of 5 with RL26. Brass was clean as the day I loaded it so think I have a winner going forward. I did shoot a nice doe last year down in Indiana at 220 yds with a 130 BT and went nowhere but I hope to get this stretched out for longer shots we have on the farm we lease for some of the bigger bucks that migrate through the farm which is all you can hope for! My Avatar is from farm last year with Sendero 300WM so I would like to switch over to the .270 just for old time sake going forward.

I have an older 700 LA that I have been saving and think it will become a .270 project as discussed. I just flat out like the caliber from it being a long time "friend" perspective; but I am sure that hasn't come across at all......
I have and will always have a 270 in house, To me it is the " If you only had one rile " the 270 is my answer to that question
 

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OK, this is getting "old":eek:! My Savage 110 .270 I bought new in 1968 is probably "older" than lot of guys on this thread! ;). Some of you may recall, I rebarreled it recently in 2018 with 24" Shaw and pretty satisfied with the accuracy for sure. I really just got back from range with it where I shot an adjusted Rl26 load and am very satisfied with it. Too hot today to stretch it out but it shot really consistent .75" at 100 with 150 ABLR @ 3115 with ES of 11 and SD of 5 with RL26. Brass was clean as the day I loaded it so think I have a winner going forward. I did shoot a nice doe last year down in Indiana at 220 yds with a 130 BT and went nowhere but I hope to get this stretched out for longer shots we have on the farm we lease for some of the bigger bucks that migrate through the farm which is all you can hope for! My Avatar is from farm last year with Sendero 300WM so I would like to switch over to the .270 just for old time sake going forward.

I have an older 700 LA that I have been saving and think it will become a .270 project as discussed. I just flat out like the caliber from it being a long time "friend" perspective; but I am sure that hasn't come across at all......
Your that guy I'm talking about. I guess I am too. Love the .270. Just so darn hard to hunt with every rifle I own.
 

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The 270 win was here way before the creedmor and in my opinion will be here long after the creed popularity fades away I believe it is one of the best deer calibers out there with a 150 they are great a faster twist barrel and a 170 would just make them a little better I also like the 270 weatherby but the win. still has my vote
Agreed.

There are many many hunter that still use it in areas where long range shots aren't common, using ol core lokts and power points.

Therw are also the long range guys that know how to squezze the juice out of this cartridge. There are also some fans of the 270AI version.

I think more LR bullets will eventually be available that'll help keep this cartridge alive and going strong .
 

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Until manufacturers start making 270s, 270wsm and 270wby in 8 twist from the factory, it'll never be a popular LR caliber/cartridge. That's why the 6.5 caliber sells. Almost all come in an 8 twist which can shoot 99% the heaviest bullets with high BC. They have mild recoil and are offered in rifles that come set up in stocks and chassis for LR.
 

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Until manufacturers start making 270s, 270wsm and 270wby in 8 twist from the factory, it'll never be a popular LR caliber/cartridge. That's why the 6.5 caliber sells. Almost all come in an 8 twist which can shoot 99% the heaviest bullets with high BC. They have mild recoil and are offered in rifles that come set up in stocks and chassis for LR.
Could be a slight reason people don't consider them but most guys would replace a barrel gladly with a good custom replacement. Most 243s offer 9/10 twist barrels but it doesn't keep people from buying them and replacing them with faster barrels. Same with 223s. Your probably on to something tho to a certain extent. Anyone that wants a 270 for LR, knows they'll need LR match bullets and fast barrel. I considered building a 270-284 last year. The thought left faster than it arrived. Why step into an inferior bullet vs the current 284 or 6.5 bullets I have now ? No reason other than just to have another rifle. Guess that a good enough reason but I have other rifle interests I'd pursue first. I'll stick to my semi auto Browning BAR .270 for the woods.
 

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Could be a slight reason people don't consider them but most guys would replace a barrel gladly with a good custom replacement. Most 243s offer 9/10 twist barrels but it doesn't keep people from buying them and replacing them with faster barrels. Same with 223s. Your probably on to something tho to a certain extent. Anyone that wants a 270 for LR, knows they'll need LR match bullets and fast barrel. I considered building a 270-284 last year. The thought left faster than it arrived. Why step into an inferior bullet vs the current 284 or 6.5 bullets I have now ? No reason other than just to have another rifle. Guess that a good enough reason but I have other rifle interests I'd pursue first. I'll stick to my semi auto Browning BAR .270 for the woods.
I'd run a 270wsm way before a 270, in fact I do have an 8 twist barrel ordered. 270 ai would be a good one too. Magnum case heads just always last longer with more meat around the primers. The 6 creed comes in 7-8 twist in forms its sold, and it's used as a LR rig way more than a 243. We've seen the evolution to LR fast twist setups, new cartridges filled the need since nobody was willing to offer fast twist barrels in old chambers.
 

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I'd run a 270wsm way before a 270, in fact I do have an 8 twist barrel ordered. 270 ai would be a good one too. Magnum case heads just always last longer with more meat around the primers. The 6 creed comes in 7-8 twist in forms its sold, and it's used as a LR rig way more than a 243. We've seen the evolution to LR fast twist setups, new cartridges filled the need since nobody was willing to offer fast twist barrels in old chambers.
Yep makes you wonder why companies beside custom rifle makers don't make the 7s or 30s with faster barrels even today. With the bigger 230/240/245 and 250s for the 30s and the 183/184/190/195s for the 7s and still nobody putting barrels on that compliment those bullets. Seems like there missing the boat. Factory barrels don't shoot all that bad really if a guy wanted to run one on his hunting rifle with heavies for either caliber.
 

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While the 270 is a good cartridge, I'm doubting you'll ever see it gain popularity like the 6.5s, 7s, or 30s. Berger is pretty much the only one that makes a high BC .277 bullet that can compete with modern day 6.5mm cartridges. It has a good following in the average Joe hunting crowd but in long range the market is dominated by big 30s and also the 6.5s.
Nosler has announced 165 grain ABLR in .277 with BC of .620 not a lot of difference between it and the 142 grain 6.5 at .625 minimum twist rate required is 1 in 8.5. Reloder 26 makes the 270 sing.

Good luck and shoot straight y'all
 

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Nosler has announced 165 grain ABLR in .277 with BC of .620 not a lot of difference between it and the 142 grain 6.5 at .625 minimum twist rate required is 1 in 8.5. Reloder 26 makes the 270 sing.

Good luck and shoot straight y'all
I have O percent faith in Nosler's LRAB BC claim. Brian Litz does all the data and testing of all the low drag LR bullets and his numbers were much lower than Noslers claim. Also the range data doesn't jive with the impacts. Usually 1-1.5 moa off on long range testing. Good bullet, incorrect ballistic info given. The BCs are much closer to the original Accubond before the LR version came out. There not much different In numbers when tested.
 

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