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Old 01-08-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
 
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Default Best .270 ammo/ bullet for whitetails?

Whats the best .270 ammo for whitetails??
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:44 PM   #2
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When I used factory ammo I loved Hornady 140 gr. SPBT's they would drop deer in their tracks, but you need to shoot whatever your rifle likes just about any bullet will kill a deer with ease.
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I like the Winchester Ballistic Tips and Remington Whitetail Pro Core-Lokts.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:24 PM   #4
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Deer are not hard to kill. By no means do you need a premium bullet. Winchester Powerpoints or Rem Core Lokts are more then enough
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When I used factory ammo I loved Hornady 140 gr. SPBT's they would drop deer in their tracks, but you need to shoot whatever your rifle likes just about any bullet will kill a deer with ease.
I have to agree with the above statement...
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:37 PM   #6
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130 gr Remington Core Lokts
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When I used factory ammo I loved Hornady 140 gr. SPBT's they would drop deer in their tracks, but you need to shoot whatever your rifle likes just about any bullet will kill a deer with ease.
I have to agree with the above statement...
I would agree also. The question I ask is what are you looking for. Shorter shooting heavy bullet with lots of knock down. Longer flatter shooting bullet with not as much knock down. Also a bullet that will do less meat damage or a bullet that with hit hard and put em down. Depends what your looking for. I shoot core locs when driving or sitting in thick areas and such cuz of the brush factor and being able to shoot through it better. If I'm sitting more open areas and fields and marsh I love 130gr Federal Vital shock nosler ballistic tips. Also depends if im out to shoota doe or buck. If all i'm doing is doe hunting I just shoot the 130gr core loc. If i know I'm sitting for a big buck I use the noslers cuz I want that extra knock down. Also shot a bull elk withthe noslers and he only went 15 yrds. Hunched up and stood there and stepped forward couple timesadn tipped over. Put a great hole in him.I've used 90gr hollow pointsI reloaded for shooting coyotes too and have shot two does with them. Dropped the one and the otehr only went 20 yards. WCL
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:36 PM   #8
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Hornady 140 grain BTSP
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whatever the bullet make sure it is some type of solid core bullet, like the core-loct, so you will get an exit wound. Entrance wounds do not leave good blood trails. I don't like ballistic tips cause they usually shatter on impact killing the deer but no exit wound and no blood trail. really bad when you lose that big buck.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:55 PM   #10
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My brother and his son have killed 50 or so with their .270s...They use the Federal Premium Sierra
GameKing SPBT loadings...

Easiest thing to do is pick up a couple of boxes of readily avaliable ammo in your area and give them a try, use what your gun likes...I doubt if any deer will notice a difference from any 130gr .270 bullet...

btw...Those Federal Premiums have gone up to about $27 a box locally...I would be trying the Remington CoreLokts, the Federal Classic in the blue andsilver box and the plain Winchester PowerPoint in the white box, all in 130grs...Most of these run $17-$20 a box currently and they will kill deer as well as a box of $35 bullets...
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