The venerable .270 Winchester has been a mainstay on gun store racks, ammo displays and in reloaders’ cabinets for decades. Along with the .30-06 Springfield and .30-30 Winchester, these cartridges have anchored more deer than any others.
But times change. Performance improves. Design evolves.
So, Nosler, a company rooted in tradition but also with an eye to cutting-edge performance, has now turned its attention to the .277 caliber and brought the loading possibilities into the modern era with the introduction of the 27 Nosler.
The 27 Nosler, like its counterparts across the family of Nosler cartridges, has raised the performance bar when it comes to the .277.
For starters, it burns more powder. Lots more powder.
The 27 Nosler has 32% more case capacity than the .270 Winchester, 22% more than the .270 Winchester Short Magnum and 14% more than the .270 Weatherby. That increased capacity, coupled with modern powders, allows the 27 Nosler to drive bullets faster and flatter than ever before.
In addition to the caliber, Nosler also introduced new 165gr AccuBond Long Range bullets in .277, specifically designed for the 27 Nosler’s faster-than-standard 1-8.5” twist rate. More weight and a higher BC equals more energy to transfer to the target. That means less tracking of wounded game, which is all math that’s sure to please any hunter.
What does this mean for the hunter in the field? How about outstanding accuracy, flat trajectories, long legs and a 165gr wallop at the end of that ballistic journey?
How much more, exactly? Well, the 27 Nosler shoots flatter than the 6.5 PRC, and delivers more energy on target than the 300 Win. Mag., flying half a foot flatter and impacting with an additional 200fps of energy at 500 yards.
More power. Flatter trajectories. 27 Nosler sets a new standard.