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Old 07-15-2006, 07:40 PM
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Default 270 too small?

I know the 270 win is a great for deer and probably would be great on caribou. But what about moose. If you loaded up with some penetrating bulets would it be more than enough. Whats the defferences in the body builds between moose and elk.
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Old 07-15-2006, 08:15 PM
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"more than enough?"

No.

Is it "adequate" on a standing broadside shots ofup to100 yards? Yes.
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Old 07-15-2006, 10:56 PM
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Yes it is. The 270 is a great round if you put the bullet in the right place. My granfather kept his family fed for years with moose taken with a 270. In 04 I dropped a bull in his tracks with a 150gr core-loc out of my old 270.

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Old 07-16-2006, 11:42 AM
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The 270 is an excellent Moose rifle. The heavier bullets have a very good SD and will penetrate like gangbusters.
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:02 PM
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Personally, i'd use 150 NP's if i was going to use it on moose...

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Old 07-17-2006, 07:09 AM
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Despite their larger size,I find moose easier to kill than elk.I would not hesitate to use a 270win,if it was the largest cartridge that I owned.I would be using the barnes tsx.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:48 AM
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Here we go again!

Ask yourself this--> Why did you feel the need to ask the question. You must feel like its a borderline cartridge or you wouldn't feel the need to ask. Or maybe you're just trying to start an argument.

Is it "more than enough"? Hell no.

Is it adequate? Yes, but by a slim margin.


It certainly will kill a moose or elk. Many have fallen to them. Would it be my first choice? No. If it was all that I had I wouldn't hesitate to take it.
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:38 PM
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not too small atall. use win silvertip ammo. not the blk silvertip stuff, the real stuff. cabelas 22.99 a box. walmart has it in your non-urban Republican neighborhood stores for 18.99.
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:57 AM
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Gun has plenty. I would use a Nosler Partion or the Accubond, but the Partion would be my first choice!!
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:10 PM
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Why did you feel the need to ask the question. You must feel like its a borderline cartridge or you wouldn't feel the need to ask.
Or it could be that some nimrods have told him that you can't kill an elk with anything less than a 30 caliber magnum or larger. He knows better but wants a little verification.

Is it "more than enough"? Hell no.

Is it adequate? Yes, but by a slim margin.
I have to disagree 100%. Yes it's more than enough cartridge and certainly more than adequate.


I still wouldn't consider it to be the 'best' elk and moose gun but it is definetly up to the task.

HFF, look at what the rest of the world uses to hunt similar sized and tough animals (6.5X55mm, 7mm Mauser, .303 Britt, etc...)and you will quickly realize that Americans are about the only ones that are hung up on 'needing' magnums to kill animals.
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