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Look up SAABI in South Africa. They have the 270 Saabi, which is a 270-308. Would be a great cartridge, but if you want a short 270, maybe look at the 270-284Win. Would be a ballistic twin in a short action.
 

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I am a fan of the .274 bullet. It just seems like a low recoil 274 bullet in a 308 case (115 grain bullet at 2400 ft/sec) is begging to be made. This would be a natural fit for the Browning light weight BLR. The BLR should weigh in around 7 1/2 pounds with scope. If you reload, the cartridge could be pushed to 2900 ft/sec.

Have I just missed this cartridge being made? If not, why is not being made?
Bliss Titus did this with 300 Sav. For use in M 1899 Savage rifles. This opened up lever rifles to use 130 gr. Bullets for antelope hunts, by Southpaws, no less. Slick packages, non the less. Rear locking limited the 277 Titus, due to lower pressure limits.
 

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I am a fan of the .274 bullet. It just seems like a low recoil 274 bullet in a 308 case (115 grain bullet at 2400 ft/sec) is begging to be made. This would be a natural fit for the Browning light weight BLR. The BLR should weigh in around 7 1/2 pounds with scope. If you reload, the cartridge could be pushed to 2900 ft/sec.

Have I just missed this cartridge being made? If not, why is not being made?
I would stick with a cartridge designed for the standard.284/ 7mm bullets, of which there are a bazillion choices out there. .284 Winchester is a slightly souped up and necked down.308. And is Making a come-back. Has a bit more punch that the 7mm-08. It was really the first SHORT magnum but was before it's time . Or maybe the new 6.8 Western designed for long ELD bullets would suit your style better.
 

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I don't know of a .274 bullet but .264s and .284s are plentiful and already loaded as the .260 Remington and 7-08 Winchester. Maybe a .270-308 (.277 bullet) could be wedged in the crack just for fun. There would be no ballistic benefit to it.
Very well put. Maybe this gentleman would get his .270-08 dream plus the capability to handle modern ELD bullets by going to a 6.8 Western. Your thoughts?
 

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Cartridge 'families' offer a unique opportunity to 'standardize' a hunting arsenal: Just fer instance-- 243, 7-08, 308 and 358 in identical Model 7 Remingtons or short M77 or M70s. Long actions could be 25-06, 270, 30-06 an 35 Whelen.
Or wildcat with 25 Souper, 270-08 and 338-08. Small Medium and Large. The rest is just gingerbread. ... And fascinating.
My son in law’s dad has one in a military M 98 Mauser sporter. He’s taking it out, but keeping it. He says it’s a little faster than a 7-08 Rem. My guess is tougher 270 Win. Bullets compared with 7mm Mauser bullets.
 

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Talyor, I have a 270 IHMSA, 300 Savage necked down to take a .277 bullet. Just last week I fired a 20 shot group ( two ten shot strings) that went into a one inch square at 100 yards. I see you are in Arkansas, so am I. My gunsmith lives here too. He still has my reamer and headspace gauge. If you are interested I will send you his name a work phone?
 

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It's sweet of you, to offer him.
You can clearly see that Taylor hasn't returned to the forum, since shortly after posting this a year ago.
 

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I know how that goes. My last post was yesterday. The last one before that was on Dec 26, 2018. Maybe he will come back too. Maybe not. Sweet indeed!
 
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