ORIGINAL: bucked off
Thanks for the info. Is there that much of a difference between a 165 gr and 180 gr in a "real" hunting situation, I know on paper there doesn't seem to be that big of difference. As far as the .270, what would be the proper bullet weight for elk and deer? Here in Texas we go for the lighter, flatter shooting bullets for deer and I'm not sure of the benifits of a heavy bullet at longer ranges (300-400 yds) for larger game.
IF you use one of the tough premium bullets, there is little to choose between the 165 and 180-grain weight, but I .30 cal., I would prefer a 200-grain bullet for elk and a 165 for deer, especially if I were using a magnum cartridge that would put BOTH weights within an inch or so of each other.
In .270, I used 150-grain Nosler Partition bullets when living in Alaska, for everything! When I returned to the lower 48, I switched to the 130-grain Nosler Partition bullet. However, I would STILL use the 150's for elk, and the 130's for everything smaller.......