It's getting to be that time of year...
I buy as much ammo as I can when I can match lot numbers. Theory states that the rounds should
fire the same. If I have 60-100rnds from the same batch, I'll sight that rifle in with those rounds and I'll be set for quite a while. I will also sight the rifle in with a certain grain bullet and if I need a lighter\heavier round, I'll just get an idea of where those shots are placed. As a general rule... I'm in love with most .22 to .27 calibers. I have .22 (of course), but I'm talking about .223, .22-250, .243, .250-3000 (.250 savage), .250 Ackley, .257 Roberts, .25-06, and .270. There isn't much these calibers won't take down with proper shot placement.
Now, for the reason of this post:
Getting out some .25-06 rounds this evening to take to the range as soon as I can, I opened a brand new box of (brand name here) and found a .270 case. Now, I completely understand that the .25-06 was basically a wildcat round for many years, and is basically a necked down and cut .30-06. The .270 is the same way. But seeing a round labeled as ".270" in a ".25-06" brand new box, is a bit odd. I got the calipers out and the round in question matches all the other .25-06 rounds. Just says ".270"
Here are a bit of pics. Clicky for LARGE pics..
.250-3000 (.250 savage) 100gr and 75gr
Same rounds, one says .270
.270 (130gr), .25-06 (2) .250-3000 (last 2)
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