I am lacking a good .270 rifle and have an extra Remington SA sitting around. I will prob get it made up in 6.8 Western bc it will do anything a .270 WCF can do, but with heavier bullets. I live heavy for caliber bullets. With the fat case and modern powders, capacity really isn’t an issue. After all, I’m getting almost 8mm RM velocities out of a .325 WSM.
If I already had a .270 WCF or a .270 WSM, I would pass, but since I don’t, why limit myself to lighter bullets?
I’ve heard people talk about feeding problems in short, fat cartridges , but out of a .300 WSM and a .325 WSM I have not had one feed problem. Hell, I was running the .325 out of my Blaser insert for .458 Lott before I got the correct insert. (In all fairness I did only have one round in the mag though)
Thanks for the thread interesting design. Not a fan of ultra long range hunting. That said its a neat cartridge, use it for a dual purpose long range target cartridge that could also be used for hunting a lot of north america's game with more bullet diameter and weight than the current long range 6mm and 6.5's have to offer. I'll stick with the 270 winchester it's a classic and will do everything I want for a sub 30 caliber round.
The problem with new-fangled cartridges is always three fold.
1.) They are sold in lower quality new guns.
2.) Most never catch on, so you have some relic in just a few short years.
3.) They were built to solve a problem that didn’t exist in the first place or had a great solution already.
Modern history lesson?
.17 caliber guns from 17ppc to 17hmr to 17mach2 and a newer 17winchester. The only one that became common was 17hmr.
WSMs and WSSMs? I lost track honestly. Almost all of them are dead in only a decade, I can‘t remember which one slightly caught on amongst the herd.
6.5s. We already had 6.5x55 and 6.5 mannlicher. They had to make the 6.5 grendel. Then everyone had to have the 6.5x284 as the IT gun about 12 years ago. Now its the 6.5 creedmore. There were piles others too. 264 win? The list is long. In a hundred years, the 6.5x55 and 6.5MS will still exist, and probably the Creedmore.
6mms? 244 remington? 50 others that have come and gone, all copying the 243win that is the survivor.
7x57, 284, 7x61, 7x64, 280, 280ai, 7mm Rem, 7mm STW, 28 nosler, a new 280AI that isn‘t compatible with the old 280AI, etc. (7x57, 7x64, and 7mm Rem will survive...all the others are hiccups in the annals of history in 20 years)
winchester and browning have brought out a new cartridge called the 6.8 western, and both will produce rifles for same.
it is 277 cal and aimed at heavy bullets.
the case is the same as the 270 wsm except for being 0.080 shorter.
some thought has obviously gone into this, as just putting heavy bullets (175gn?) in the wsm would doom it to failure due to slower twist barrels in the older cartridge rifles.
the older longer case cannot be fired in the newer chambers.
just another gimmic to separate fools from their money.
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Hi Luke. Just saw your message. I am in Dillingham, and have been since 2002. I took an elementary teaching gig here, taught here five years, and then got a job with Togiak National Wildlife Refuge as their education and outreach specialist. Recently I just got a promotion and now I'm the Visitor Services Manager. Prior to DLG I spent 6 years teaching for Lake and Pen in Nondalton.
I am glad you found some useful info in my posts. Hard cast WFN with GC will do the job fine. I trust Veral Smith (owner of LBT company) - I believe that he can provide you with some finest HC bullets. Many companies are coping his design. I can help you from here in developing max loads (40.000psi) just let me know which powder you are using (I use Quick Load software which turns to be very reliable).