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270 Win Short Magnum Ammo

Designed by Israel Military Industries to be used in countries that do not allow civilian use of the 9x19mm, the 9x21mm can also be found in use by USPSA/IPSC practical pistol competitors mostly in open division firearms.

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  1. Winchester Deer Season XP 270 Win Short Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 130 Grain Polymer Tipped Ammunition

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    $33.00 Price
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Hunting
    • 130 Grain
    • Polymer Tipped Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • $1.65 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X270SDS
    • UPC 020892221512
  2. Winchester Power Max Bonded 270 Win Short Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 130 Grain HP Ammunition

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.85 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X270SBP
    • UPC 020892217973
  3. Federal 270 Win Short Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 130 Grain Polymer Tipped Ammunition

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Hunting
    • 130 Grain
    • Polymer Tipped Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • $2.00 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P270WSMTT1
    • UPC 029465099596
  4. Federal Vital-Shok 270 Win Short Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 130 Grain Trophy Copper Ammunition

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    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Hunting
    • $2.00 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P270WSMTC1
    • UPC 029465063429
  5. Winchester AccuBond CT 270 Win Short Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 140 Grain Polymer Tipped Ammunition

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    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • American-made Hunting
    • 140 Grain
    • Polymer Tipped Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • $2.05 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU S270WSMCT
    • UPC 020892214323
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History of 270 Winchester Short Magnum Ammunition

Winchester developed their .270 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) in 2002 to improve upon the performance of the iconic .270 Winchester. They created the cartridge by necking down the case of a .300 Winchester Short Magnum to accept a 0.277 inch bullet. The performance increases that resulted far outshine the .270 Winchester, and in certain configurations, will even match the performance of the .270 Weatherby Magnum.

A few major manufacturers sell a variety of excellent factory loads for the 270 WSM. Winchester sells the cartridge with bullets weighing between 130 and 150 grains that have proven effective for harvesting animals from deer to elk. Several specialty bullets come loaded from the factory including Nosler Partition,  Accubond, and Barnes TSX,  just to mention a few of the choices. Muzzle velocities for the .270 WSM peak at nearly 3,300 feet per second for the 130 grain bullet, and maintain a respectable 3,100 feet per second for the 150 grain bullet.

The .270 WSM delivers the accuracy required to be a reputable hunting cartridge. Three shot groups commonly spread less than one inch at 100 yards. This is largely due to the shorter, fatter case design that allows for a more even powder burn. The even powder burn makes for greater consistency from shot to shot. An additional benefit of uniform powder burn is the requirement for less powder to achieve desired velocities. This cartridge, with less powder burning more efficiently, generates less felt recoil than similar cartridges.

One more great benefit of the .270 WSM, is that rifles chambered for this cartridge use a short action, like the Winchester Model 70 and the Browning BAR. The rifle, as a result, is lighter and quicker to operate, a nice plus for hunters of smaller stature. Hunters also like that the cartridge works well in barrels of 23 and 24 inch lengths. Combining a short action with a short barrel and lighter stock, made possible due to reduced recoil, the .270 Winchester Short Magnum is a very appealing cartridge.