Yeah, what's with John Whatshisname's comment ...Big Ken said:
.......a spiritual awakening maybe!For many years I'd taken more big game animals with the .30-06 than any other cartridge, though recently the .270 Winchester edged it out slightly.
Big Ken, if the 270 is such a great and wonderful and awesome and magical cartridge how come it was never used as a military cartridge?Big Ken said:
Big Ken said:
I had to go to the Encyclopedia for this: "The Geneva Convention banned such a destructive and quick killing round as the 270 as "INHUMANE" ...Stoogey said:Big Ken, if the 270 is such a great and wonderful and awesome and magical cartridge how come it was never used as a military cartridge?
I prefer to think of the 270 as a "refined 30-06"..Why else would they have HAD to develope it? Probably some gunsmith who was sick of tracking wounded game, or some guide, sick of having his clients getting mauled by irate, wounded bears, or dealing with the "football-like" trajectory of the 30-06. Hence, a real need was born for a cartridge which would eliminate the above caveats inherent to the 30/06.rflktrman said:Let's see, the .270 is derived from the 06 and the .243 from the .308, guess you could call them children and maybe some day they will grow up.