The .270 Winchester is perhaps the most storied big game hunting cartridge. While the .30-06 Springfield enjoys praise for both the contribution it made to the United States’ military efforts and as a hunting cartridge, the .270, on the other hand, exists for one purpose—to put game in the freezer. It has no martial pedigree.
Why has the .270 received such coverage and hyperbole? After all, it doesn’t generate the awesome energy figures associated with the big magnums, and while it’s popular to a degree, it doesn’t have the innumerable fans who are devoted to the .308 Winchester, .30-06, or 7mm Remington Magnum.
The .270 appeals to a certain hunter; one who… Read More
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