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Question by Dustin321BANG. Uploaded on April 02, 2010
My word. Where have you been? Check out Herteau: The Final Four Of Whitetail Cartridges on this blog. Lot's of info on the 270, and also lot's of fun
One of the best cartridges in the history of hunting.
In my opinion the .270 is a good round but for the money I would get the .308. The .308 bullets are cheaper than .270 bullets and are more accurate and more powerful.
My all time favorite. It has put everything from antelope to elk in my freezer and wasted coyotes. Versatile, flat shooting, and plenty of punch without excessive recoil.
The .270 Winchester is arguably the best open-country deer cartridge ever developed..Perhaps the best sheep round too..Graceful in form and function, .270 rounds stack neatly in magazines and glide smoothly up feed ramps..Handloading is easy too!!!
One of the truly classic cartridges. The 270 Winchester will serve very well in virtually any circumstance except very dangerous game. No one will ever make a mistake with the 270.
I think it's a decent round within it's range. While there are people who say they use it for everything from rats to whales, I think it is one of the best "middle round". It works in a wide range between .22 and .30-06.
To answer your question directly, not much at all. JMO
I dont like it
You know, almost every commercially viable round (well maybe a few exceptions) is either very good or near perfect for one situation or another. The .270 sure has a lot going for it, but I am just not a fan. I don't like the NY Yankees either, but that doesn't mean they are not a great team.
I have a fast 7mm and that sort of takes care of the category of fast 130 to 160 grain bullets for me. I just see a lot of .270 Win's for sale everywhere used, so I'm not sure what that says either. In my opinion, it is the starting point for a good elk rifle. Will it get that job done? Sure it will. Are there better elk rifles? Sure, but there are no degrees of dead elk!
The .270 is one of the best overall hunting cartridges in the history of shooting. However, it depends on what you hunt as to what is best for you. Its peers using the 06 parent case, the 30-06 and 25-06 are all great cartridges too with bigger game possible as you move up in bullet size. If you add the .22-250 (or the .223 Rem) and the .375 H&H to cover the little and big end you about have hunting in North America covered. Keep in mind the .270 COULD be used for anything in the range of all these fine cartridges if necessary as could the 30-06. I personally prefer the 25-06 because I shoot a lot on the smaller end of the game spectrum from deer on down and prefer it over the .270 because of significantly lower recoil.
one of the best deer rounds of all time.
Love it. Awesome hunting caliber.
Never been a .270 fan.
I grew up reading O'Connor, Keith, and Page so I have a .270, a .338, and a long 7 mm. They all have their place. A neighbor has a room full of custom rifles but repeatedly mumbles that the only one he really needs to hunt worldwide is his .270 although I am certain that his Lott would also be required in some parts of the world. By the same token another neighbor hates the .270 because his dad knew O'Connor and disliked him immensely. This guy loves the .25-'06 instead. Go figure, that's why we call ourselves gunnuts.
I love mine.
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