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Old 12-08-2013, 01:16 AM   #41
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Never have been a fan of it but honestly there is nothing wrong with a .270. My dad has hunted with one for years and loves his. Myself I would much rather have a 308 or 30-06. That is all......

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Back in the days when shooting rifle silhouette was all the rage I chose the .280 Remington. The .280 Rem. could easily knock a 45 pound steel Ram off the stand at 500 meters.
The .280 could come very close to matching the 7MM Rem. Mag. which was not allowed in Silhouette matches. The .280 was barreled by P.O.Ackley on Vine St. in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a very accurate rifle.

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What makes the .270 such an excellent round is that it is almost as good as the all time great 30-06!

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For deer size game there is nothing better.

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What makes the .270 such an excellent round is that it is almost as good as the all time great 30-06!
It should because all's it is is a necked down 30/06.
Between the .270, .308 and 30/06 there's not much difference in performance to a point and to me these 3 calibres seem to be the stepping stones from the .22 and .24 calibres up to the bigger .30's and beyond.

These 3 calibres are probably the most used in the hunting world and have accounted for a lot of game animals around the world.

The .270 is what my son got his 1st 2 pigs with a few years ago on a Northern Territory pig cull.
At that time he was 15 and the recoil was a bit much for him so we fitted a Pachmyr kick pad for him and that tamed the recoil enough for him to make it manageable to shoot.

A good calibre that you can't go wrong with.
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It should because all's it is is a necked down 30/06.
Between the .270, .308 and 30/06 there's not much difference in performance to a point and to me these 3 calibres seem to be the stepping stones from the .22 and .24 calibres up to the bigger .30's and beyond.

These 3 calibres are probably the most used in the hunting world and have accounted for a lot of game animals around the world.

The .270 is what my son got his 1st 2 pigs with a few years ago on a Northern Territory pig cull.
At that time he was 15 and the recoil was a bit much for him so we fitted a Pachmyr kick pad for him and that tamed the recoil enough for him to make it manageable to shoot.

A good calibre that you can't go wrong with.
Hairbear I couldn't agree with you more. When I did my original post I did it with a smile on my face wondering what kind of hornets nest it would stir up. Quite frankly I have an 06 because that is what I bought 55 years ago and it is still my go to rifle. However, if I had a .270, .280 or a 308 I would be perfectly content and never feel the need to change, they are just too damn close in performance. I also have for big game hunting a .35 Whalen and a
.338 Win Mag. but rarely use them because they are just way more then needed for white tails and hogs here in Georgia.
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I am sure the old .270 would sell again. It seems these days in order to market ammunition you must have mystical numbers followed by too many "M"s.
Just rename it the "6.8 X 63 MM" and every "Long Range" specialist would buy one.

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I am sure the old .270 would sell again. It seems these days in order to market ammunition you must have mystical numbers followed by too many "M"s.
Just rename it the "6.8 X 63 MM" and every "Long Range" specialist would buy one.
actualy it would be a 6.8x64.5mm!

a lot of misconception that the 270 is based off the 30-06, when actualy it was based of the predecessor to the 30-06 the earlier 30-03 case. which was 2mm longer than the 30-06.
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Here is an interesting article I came across. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.270_Winchester

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actualy it would be a 6.8x64.5mm!

a lot of misconception that the 270 is based off the 30-06, when actualy it was based of the predecessor to the 30-06 the earlier 30-03 case. which was 2mm longer than the 30-06.
Have you got a link to that info as everything I find says that the .270 is based of the 30/06 and that's from Cartridges of The World and a few other reloading books as well.
Not having a go at you just interested.
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