.270 winchester ammo

History

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 relatively recent introduced .30-06 Springfield.

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.

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.

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