.270 ammo is a flat-shooting, high-velocity cartridge that has kept deer hunters’ freezers full of venison since its inception.270 Winchester Ammo For Sale. 270Winchester ammo is insanely accurate and has manageable recoil to ensure maximum precision with every shot fired. While this ammunition excels at big game hunting, it is also a very capable varmint round. No matter the target size, .270 rifle ammo is an excellent choice for shooters of all experience levels. We have 270 Win ammunition for sale from best-rated brands like Hornady, Remington, and of course, Winchester.
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The .270 Winchester is a suitable cartridge for hunting deer-sized game at open ranges making it suitable for plains game and mountain hunting. Standard ballistics tests show that the .270 is highly appropriate for hunting screeching boars and pigs. It may be chambered in standard length actions and though the optimum barrel size is considered to be 24 inches, it doesn’t lose much muzzle velocity with 22 inch barrels, making it a suitable cartridge for developing a light mountain rifle.winchester 270 ammo for sale
Loaded with a 130-grain bullet with a muzzle velocity of about 3060 fps. and sighted to touch 3 inches above line of sight at 100 yards (90 meters), the .270 Winchester will not rise more than 3.5 inches, to touch the line of sight at approximately 270 yards, providing a maximum point blank range of about 325 yards for a 7-inch diameter target, matching the vital area of deer sized game, allowing the hunter to shoot within that distance without having to think about compensating the bullet drop. The cartridge loaded with the 130-grain bullet will also retain 1500 ft-lb. of energy up to 400 yards, which is considered the minimum suitable for elk.270 winchester ammo
Introduced in 1925 along with the Winchester Model 54 bolt action rifle under the name “270 WCF” (270 Winchester Centerfire), the .270 Winchester was not an immediate success due to the popularity of the then, relatively recent introduction of the .30-06 Springfield, chambered for the M1903 Springfield bolt action rifle, which could be sports modified for hunting purposes; the larger popularity for lever action rifles held by American hunters and the lack of exposure in gun publications back in the day. However, the .270 Winchester attained great popularity among hunters and sporting rifle enthusiasts along the succeeding decades and especially in the post-World War II period, ranking it among the most popular and widely used big game hunting cartridges worldwide especially with the widespread popularity of rifle scopes. Shooters started noticing that the .277″ caliber cartridge was capable of shooting flatter than the popular 30-06.winchester 270 ammo 130 grain
The .270 Winchester, conceived solely as a big game hunting cartridge, became very popular, in part, due to the widespread praises of gun writer Jack O’Connor who used the cartridge for 40 years and touted its merits in the pages of Outdoor Life as well as other renowned gun writers of the time such as late Col. Townsend Whelen.270 winchester copper ammo
The cartridge was initially commercially loaded to drive a 130 grain (8.4 gram) bullet at approximately 960 m/s (3,140 ft/s), later reduced to 930 m/s (3,060 ft/s), demonstrating a high performance at the time of its introduction while being marketed as a suitable cartridge for big game shooting in the 270 to 460 metres (300 to 500 yd) range. Two additional bullet weights were soon introduced: a 100 grain (6.5 gram) hollow-point bullet for varmint shooting, and a 150 grain (9.7 gram) bullet, offering a higher sectional density, which made it suitable for achieving better penetration for large sized deer, such as wapiti, and moose. However, the 130 grain bullet remains the most popular option.
For decades the only other commercial 6.8mm cartridge available for sporting purposes was the .270 Weatherby Magnum, which offered a flatter trajectory based on the larger powder capacity allowed by the belted magnum case, however due to the higher price and offer limit, it never reached the popularity of the .270 Winchester.
Nowadays a new breed of .277″ caliber cartridges have been introduced to the market, including the .277 Winchester Short Magnum, which launches a bullet of the same weight 200 fps faster from a short action mechanism; the 27 Nosler, which is even faster but requires a long magnum action, and the recent 6.8 Western, which is basically a modification of the 270 WSM firing a heavier and larger bullet with a higher ballistic coefficient. Nevertheless, none of these new cartridges matches the popularity of the old 270 Win and offer little advantage for practical hunting purposes.