|A few weeks ago I came across a Speer
box of .270 Newton cartridges. I have never seen or heard of a .270
Newton. I know that Speer made .30 and .35 Newton cartridges but I
have never seen a .270 Newton made by Speer listed. The .270 Newton
seems to be based on the .30 Newton since it has the same case base
and rim dimensions. George Hoyem told me that the .270 Newton was a
Speer development and never went anywhere. The illustrated .270
Newton cartridge seen on the left is loaded with a 130 grain
Remington Bronze Point bullet.
Newton designed a series of cartridges ranging from .22 caliber
to .40 caliber. These cartridges were the .22 Savage Hi-Power, .22
Newton, .250-3000 Savage, 256 Newton, .280 Newton, .30 Newton, .33
Newton .35 Newton and the .40 Newton.
I do not know who made the Newton cartridges under the Newton
name but later, other companies made Newton ammunition. Western made
the .257 Newton, the .30 Newton and the .35 Newton. Speer made the
.30 Newton and the .35 Newton as well as the .270 Newton. Speer may
have made others.
If you have any photos of Newton boxes or information on Newton
cartridges, I would like to hear
from you. I will add any information you send to this article.