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Calibres/cartridges - 270:

To any and all of you:

I have read just about every thing that has been said on here, and have found nothing on the 270. I have a friend who was in Delta Force and he told me a 270 would "take the head off someone at 500yds" I'm looking a savage bolt action 270 and would like any input y'all could give me.

David Ruggles <>
Clinton, NC, USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 22:44:44 (ZULU) 

David, the problem with the .270 seems to be lack of bullet development, there is very little available between 6.5 and .308.
Rich <>
WA, USA - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 00:27:52 (ZULU) 
Ah! Jack O'conner's .270. It's a great old rifle but the reluctance by the military to adopt it causes many including Law Enforcement to omit using it. Others are detered by the fact there is no Gov. surplus ammo or brass. "I started out as a child!" and I was using the .270 for everything. IT has a tendency to throw one off toward Jones every once in a while. Some guys call them flyers. The .243 and others are subject to that at times. I have never heard that discussed here much but after many years and many rifles I'm convinced it happens! Snipes call it unacceptable accuracy. But make no mistake it will take your head off it it hits you. It is an excellent Medium to big game cartridge but it is being outclassed by the .25-06 and .260 these days. to old 30-06 are great ones that are fading a bit.

B.Rogers <>
USA - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 12:35:41 (ZULU)  

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