History of .270 Winchester Ammunition
Since its introduction in 1925, .270 Winchester has gradually become one of the most popular centerfire rifle cartridges in the world. Similar in dimension to the .30-06 - with the exception that it uses a .277 caliber bullet in place of a .308 - the .270 Win is known for mild recoil and effective terminal performance against most North American game animals.
Propelling a 130 grain bullet at 3,060 feet per second, the .270 Winchester maintains a relatively flat trajectory at longer ranges. Available with bullet weights from 90 to 160 grains, the .270 is an extremely versatile cartridge.
Originally chambered in the Winchester Model 54 rifle, it has since found a home in nearly every long action bolt action rifle made since the mid-20th century, such as the Remington 700, Winchester 70, CZ 550, Blaser R8, and TC Venture. It is also available in single-shot rifles like the H&R Handi-Rifle, pump actions like the Remington 7600, lever actions such as the Browning BLR, and semi-autos such as the Remington 7400 and Browning BAR.
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