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Wat dos anybody think about the .270 Winchester round?

Question by Dustin321BANG. Uploaded on April 02, 2010

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from Happy Myles wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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

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from country road wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

One of the best cartridges in the history of hunting.

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from d1996 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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!!!

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

To answer your question directly, not much at all. JMO

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I dont like it

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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!

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from gone fishing wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

one of the best deer rounds of all time.

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Two words....Bang-Flop.

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Love it. Awesome hunting caliber.

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from 007 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Never been a .270 fan.

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from ishawooa wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from IanS wrote 4 years 1 week ago

I love mine.

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from Happy Myles wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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

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from country road wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

One of the best cartridges in the history of hunting.

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Two words....Bang-Flop.

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from d1996 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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!

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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!!!

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from gone fishing wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

one of the best deer rounds of all time.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Love it. Awesome hunting caliber.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

To answer your question directly, not much at all. JMO

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from 007 wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

Never been a .270 fan.

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from ishawooa wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

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.

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from IanS wrote 4 years 1 week ago

I love mine.

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I dont like it

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