Sometime in the mid to late 1990's
Necked down from the 30/06, the 270 has a nice range of bullet weights from 90 to 170 grains. Bullet selection however, is not as large as that of the 30 caliber parent.
The 270 offers a flatter trajectory as the bullets carry a better ballistic coefficient number than the 308 family.
I do not own a 270 now but had one briefly. It was a Savage 110 synthetic package gun with the sling and scope. I bought it at a price I could not pass up and never intended to keep it, I did want to shoot it though.
I almost never shoot factory ammo, it is just a personal thing with me so I jumped in and bought dies and lead for this 270. Having put together some 110 grain loads, I headed for the range.
What I wanted to know was 2 things and I was confident the 20 shells I put together would clue me in.
Twenty shells certainly can't tell you much more than I mentioned above. However , playing with the numbers on a ballistic program (Load From Disk), it is obvious the 270 has the advantage in trajectory and down range energy when compared to the 30-06, at least in the lighter bullets. An added perk, it takes less powder to move the same weight bullet.
I do not have any load data to share with you but when I get a chance, I will try and list some reading material on the 270.
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