Anyone have a box of these lying around?
From the information I garnered out of "The Guns of Remington" book, the .267 was to be a competitor to the .25 Stevens. They do show two rifles made for these cartridges, a Model 610 and 611 that are in private collections. One has no serial number, and the other has serial number 1, both made in 1964.According to Cartridges of the World the smokeless .267 Remington Rimfire was developed from the .25 Stevens Rimfire which was a black powder cartridge with a rainbow trajectory, but reasonably popular at short range (60-70 yds.) apparently from 1894-1935.
Reading between the lines, Remington may have decided to abandon the 267 because the already heavily entrenched .22WRF (forerunner of the .22WMR) had higher velocity and in order to increase the velocity of the 67gr bullet of the 267 even to 1400fps using smokeless powder the pressures were such that it could have been dangerous to use in any 25 Stevens rifle. (no bullet diameters are given but presumably they were the same or very similar and with the same case length)
I’ve got some 22-03 here (22 Win auto for the Winchester 1903 semi-automatic) but I guess those aren’t very rare.
I think a clue could be the 67 part of the Remington name for their smokeless version of the 25 Stevens, 67 being the bullet weight and not intended to relate directly to bullet diameter but sufficiently different in name so that people wouldn’t be inclined to use it in a Stevens black powder gun.Interesting. As the .25 Stevens Rimfire use a 67 grain bullet of .251" di8ameter and a Barrel Groove diameter of .250" so the bore is smaller. the cartridge was also called the .25-10 RF by some firearm makers to avoid having the Stevens name on their products.
Is the Remington bullet diameter .251" or is it larger?