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Old 05-22-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
 
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Default .270 WSM for Elk

Was wondering if anyone has used this cal. on Elk? If so what did you think? I was considering one for Kentucky whitetail and Idaho Elk.
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Old 05-22-2005, 08:26 PM   #2
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Default RE: .270 WSM for Elk

The old 270 Winchester has killed train loads of elk so the 270 WSM will certainly do the same. Go with a good 150 grain or heavier bullet and make room in the freezer. Some here are of the opinion that the 270 is a marginal elk cartridge but many years of doing the job well is plenty of proof that that opinion just don't hold water.
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Sorry James, I gotta rebutt this one. the 270 has taken lots of elk, but it has also wounded more elk than any other caliber, its enough gun, but it will limit your shots. I would rather have my abilities limit my shots, not my gear. try an 30-06 or bigger. IF you simply cant handle the recoil of that class of rifle (30-06 and up) is the only reason I can see for useing that caliber for elk.
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Old 05-22-2005, 09:15 PM   #4
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I'll just say this......................

If you can't kill an elk with a 270WSM then you have no business out there hunting them in the first place.
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That dang rifle must at least shoot a 1,000 yrds when you come out elk hunting the first time. You recond? Bobby
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Old 05-22-2005, 09:31 PM   #6
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The 270wsm will certainly kill elk as will cartridges such as the 25-06 and 260rem,but I personally prefer larger calibers.
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Old 05-22-2005, 09:36 PM   #7
 
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Default 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.
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:08 PM   #8
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OMG, HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

i guess the elk rifle argument will never end. god help us all if elkampmaster or manboy get ahold of this thread
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:30 PM   #9
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There is not one speck of evidence that the 270 has wounded any more elk than any other cartridge out there. Also 90 % of wounded game is not the caliber but the shooter unless you are trying to hunt elk with a 22 rimfire. I personally have ued the 270 and know many other hunter that also do. Wounding animals has not been our expierence at all. But notice that I said hunters as opposed to just shooters. If you use a 270 and if you do your part then you will have no problems.

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Old 05-22-2005, 11:24 PM   #10
 
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If you can't kill an elk with a 270WSM then you have no business out there hunting them in the first place.
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Personally, I'm looking very hard at getting my son a .270 WSM for his first elk hunt this year (he's 12). My sister shoots a WSM and loves it. I'm a ballistic and hand loading junkie and I've been very impressed with the majority of the WSM line. Anyway, bigbulls has it right above. Just wanted to through in my 2 cents on the WSM.
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