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Old 11-26-2006, 01:14 PM
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I was just wondering what everyone's opinion was on using a .270 winchester for elk? The reason I ask is I want to go on an elk hunt in the next couple of years and I don't want to buy another rifle if I don't have to. Also, if any of you have used a .270 for elk, what type of bullet would you recommend (i.e. Nosler Partition, etc).

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Old 11-26-2006, 01:20 PM
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This post appears on this forum at least once a year. The majority of the polls/discussion etcbelieve that it will do the job providing accurate shot placement but it is not a real daddy of an elk cal. I expect this one to go for awhile, 270 lovers vs the world lol. Popcorn anyone?

Might be an idea to check out the "Taken elk with what cartridge" post on here.
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:21 PM
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heck no i just got one this year with a 270 my fourth one in the last 5 years shot placement my friend and it will bring it down
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:27 PM
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Might be an idea to check out the "Taken elk with what cartridge" post on here.
Yeah, I saw that thread but I wanted everyone's opinion on the if the .270 is too light. Like you mentioned, I've seen opinions both ways. I also wanted to know what type of bullet people prefer for elk.
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:36 PM
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I killed an elk last year with my 270. I took 2 steps and fell over backwards. I think i was using 130 grain Winchester SilverTip or Remington 150 grain Power Point but i think it was the SilverTip.
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:45 PM
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You can use the .270 Win. on elk, sure, but you need to get premium ammo, like Nosler Partitions, or Swift A-Frames.
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Old 11-26-2006, 02:31 PM
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I was just wondering what everyone's opinion was on using a .270 winchester for elk? The reason I ask is I want to go on an elk hunt in the next couple of years and I don't want to buy another rifle if I don't have to. Also, if any of you have used a .270 for elk, what type of bullet would you recommend (i.e. Nosler Partition, etc).

Thanks

Sean
ive harvested a small bull with my 270 using 150gr rem corelocks
one shot DRT

elk are tuff.....put the bullet where its supposed to go
they might take off a short distance, but if the vitals are hit
(their done).......yes; use premium ammo (send the very best)

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Old 11-26-2006, 02:41 PM
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I was just wondering what everyone's opinion was on using a .270 winchester for elk? The reason I ask is I want to go on an elk hunt in the next couple of years and I don't want to buy another rifle if I don't have to. Also, if any of you have used a .270 for elk, what type of bullet would you recommend (i.e. Nosler Partition, etc).

Thanks

Sean
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:20 PM
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oh ya 270 is what i use and it gets the job done and i shoot 150 grain
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:26 PM
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I shoot a 300 wsm and will still say the 270 is enough.
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