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The 270 has to be worthless!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 50 cal, May 15, 2013.

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  1. 50 cal

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    I've been to wal marts in 6 states in the last 3 months and the only high powered rifle round that there seems to be.plenty of is the 270. I guess I need to build a mini-gun chambered in 270 because it will always be available:) Sounds like a good.survival round because it can survive the worst ammo panic in american history and theres plenty of it. Any thoughts???
     
  2. jr_roosa

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    I'd bet that the majority of .270 owners either load their own, or are hunters with only a small seasonal need for ammo. Same with .30-06, but I'll bet that all the .308" bullets are going to .308 Winchester demand. Not much else to do with the .270" bullets they have laying around but to stuff them into the 270 Winchester brass and box em up.

    -J.
     
  3. MutinousDoug

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    270 can't be any good; it has no military heritage.
     
  4. Walter

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    I check the ammo cabinet at my local Walmart every time I go in there, about once a week, and they always seem to have a few boxes of 22.250, .300WM,
    .270 (like you said), and sometimes some .30-30. And a few boxes of shotgun shells, mostly .410 and 20 ga.

    NO handgun ammo and NO .22 rimfire ammo.:banghead:
    This is really starting to get tiresome.

    Walter
     
  5. InkEd

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    .270, .300WM, 7mm Rem, .30-06 and birdshot shotshells are abundant at both my loval Wally World and Bass Pro.

    I have thought about getting a .30-06 bolt action because I don't have a bolt action and it is a classic American cartridge. I just can't find anything in a lefty model that is a well-reviewed entry-level (read "cheap") rifle.
     
  6. Ed Ames

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    If You were a new would-be gun owner, and walked into a shop today, looking for a deer gun, would the average store guide you to a .270?

    I've never really shopped for that sort of weapon but it seems as though the industry has been pushing short action stuff recently. 7mm-08, various short magnums, .223, .243, .308, and anything else they can cram into a short action.

    Most of what I see on the shelves is long-action. Not everything, but there is plenty of .25-06, .270, 7mm Mag, 300 magnum, and so on. Seems to be a case of, "makes sense if new people are now buying ammo."
     
  7. PCCUSNRET

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    Maybe it's just too powerful for shooters that only shoot 223's. It's not a round that many want to shoot more than 20 rounds per trip to the range. I have used mine to take 3 bull moose and several whitetails. If things keep going as they are now there probably won't be any on the shelves come deer season.
     
  8. J-Bar

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    My Ruger #1 in .270 Win. will be one of the last guns I sell.

    Just FYI.
     
  9. IdahoSkies

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    I love my .270. All the bite with little of the bark.
     
  10. bracer

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    I purchased a Win Mdl 70 270 in 1952 and started reloading ammo for it in 1953. Over the years I picked up reloading supplies for it whenever they were on sale. I could care less what the current supply is. Over the years whenever I got a new sporting firearm I started looking for ammo and reloading supplies that were on sale so I m smiling. I got ammo , reloading supplies and 17 Hornet reloading dies but I don't have a CZ 17 Hornet rifle get.
     
  11. TenDriver

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    Untrue. Parent case is the .30-06. ;-)

    Funny you bring this up. I've got 100rds I've been trying to sell for cost to buy dies and more powder, and can't move them. Been thinking about selling the rifle and swapping to .30-06 since I already load it, but now I'm thinking it may be wise to have two flat shooting, high power cartridges.
     
  12. TenDriver

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    You don't have an extra set of 270 dies, do you? (I kid).
     
  13. Agsalaska

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    I think the same can be said for everything not .308 and .223.

    But the thread kind of moved towards the future of the .270 and if LGS are turning people away from it. I don't see it going away by any means, but it would not surprise me if it slipped considerably in popularity in the next 30 years or so. I love the .270 and have no interest in hunting with anythign other than bolt and lever action rifles. But I am a part of a dying trend. The .270 and .243 are both normally used to take the same game as the 5.56. It seems to me the 5.56 will take a lot of the market share for those two rounds along with pressure from the 7mm-08 and -308. It will be interesting to watch.
     
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    Yeah, its a 30-06 derivative . Just like the 25-06. It's a good round for sure. Don't knock it. That round kills thousands of deer every season.
     
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    Went to a walmart today and saw the same thing. Empty shelf space except for some 20ga (which had disappeared for awhile), a little 410, one box of 300 Win Mag, and what looked like over 200 boxes of .270 in atleast 4 loadings and 3 makes.

    If only there were some cheap plinking ammo being made for it I might look into picking up a bolt gun in that caliber for some range fun. Then again, that may be why its actually available.
     
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    The .270 was my uncle's go-to deer cartridge until he hit his 80s and couldn't carry it anymore. I borrowed one from him one year and got a deer with it, one round and down. Great round. Of course, neither of us buys factory ammo except for rimfire and 20 gauge. I even load my own .410 with MagTech brass!
     
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    Plenty of rifle ammo in just about all calibers on the shelves of the local Walmart, save of course for .223 and .308. Still no pistol or .22LR ammo.
     
  18. jmr40

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    There isn't any ammo to speak of at a Walmart within 50 miles, but all of the local gunshops are well stocked with anything you want.
     
  19. Shanghai McCoy

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    The same two boxes of 270 have been sitting on the shelf at the west side wallywerld in Lawrence, Kansass, for the last three times that I stopped.
    My wife's deer rifle is a 270 but we have plenty of shells...
     
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    My Ruger #1, a 200th Year version in .270, was my first #1 and it's a great rifle.
    I shoot all reloads as someone stated and the rifle seldom gets shot save for deer season
     
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    The Walmart here has 270, 300, 20ga, 7mm mag, and that is about it. While all the other LGSs around here have plenty of ammo compared to Walmart.
     
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    Surely you jest.
    If that's the only bases that you judge a caliber to be " any good" Doug. You are seriously denying yourself a LOT of shooting adventure.
    Not to meantion knowledge.
     
  23. Ed Ames

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    You shouldn't shoot .270 out of respect for law enforcement.
     
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    The only thing the Walmart here has is 20 gauge and about 10to 15 boxes of 300 win mag
     
  25. TenDriver

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    This thread has made my mind up for me on whether to keep my .270. Easy decision since ever store has it on the shelf, but no one buys it.

    Yep. I think I'll keep it! (Still sell that ammo though). Hornady SSTs are calling.
     
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