Well, One thing that it does is allow shooter's to shoot the new longer high BC .277" bullets that require a faster twist rate in order to stabilize the bullet's.So it’s more or less another dumb hipster cartridge that’ll be gone in a year.
Or I could also get a higher twist barrel for my .270 and I’ll be able to shoot them.Well, One thing that it does is allow shooter's to shoot the new longer high BC .277" bullets that require a faster twist rate in order to stabilize the bullet's.
Not only will your 270 Winchester not stabilize the bullet's that are designed to be shot out of the 6.8 Western, you probably couldn't seat the bullet out far enough in the case because it won't fit in your magazine, and your barrel won't have a deep enough throat.
If you ever start shooting long range, you'll learn pretty fast how inferior most of the old time standard hunting & military cartridges are compared to the new designed cartridges are. A lot of the new bullet designs don't work well in old style cartridges without having a custom reamer made in order to have a chamber long enough to allow for the extra bullet length, and then getting a custom barrel with the correct twist rate in order to stabilize them.
Not without a longer throat reamed in the chamber. Yes, you could stuff a really long bullet deeper into your case, but then you will loose a lot of powder space in the case, so then you can't get good velocities.Or I could also get a higher twist barrel for my .270 and I’ll be able to shoot them.
The ammo shortage has nothing to do with a new cartridge coming out. They've probably spent 2-3 years developing the cartridge, as well as Winchester & Browning designing the rifles chambered in it.Agreed. With the current shortage and demand, I think it's bad timing on Winchester's part to introduce a new cartridge. That alone may keep it from ever becoming popular. I've seen some of the AR guys already asking if anyone is planning to fit this into an AR-10 and if anyone is making barrels for it yet.
Impossible to say, but I think unless this thing contains some kind of secret magic sauce it'll become yet another foot note in cartridge history.