RE: .270 WSM for Elk
Although I have bigger guns, and can shoot them proficiently, I prefer the .270 for elk. My .270 Ackley Improved is propelling bullets at the same speed as the WSM, and is working splendidly - particularly with these new bonded bullets. The 130 Swift Sciroco at 3425 fps is very effective on elk, and the 140 Accubond is no slouch either. I used to lean toward the 150 grain bullets, like the Sierra SBT and the Speer Grand Slam, but these new bonded bullets in a lighter weight work at least as good - and shoot flatter.
A man has got to know his limitations . . . . .
Hoyt Vectrix XL
Easton Axis FMJ
100 gr. G5 Montec/Rage 2 blade