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270 wsm for elk

Old 07-19-2007, 04:39 AM
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Default RE: 270 wsm for elk

I would personally look for a .300 WSM instead of the .270 WSM, that way, you get more power, without bad recoil.
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:03 AM
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I believe recoil would be lighter on 270wsm then 300wsm.
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:17 AM
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I wasn't comparing the .270 WSM to the .300 WSM recoil, I was comparing the .300 WSM's recoil to the 30-06's, and other standard elk cartridges, like the .338 Win Mag.
From what I hear the .300 WSM kicks like a 30-06, and with a Limb-Saver recoil pad, it would become a plinker.

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Old 07-20-2007, 09:04 AM
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Default RE: 270 wsm for elk

man all I can do is sit here and smile at the threads on which gun LOL.

I already shoot a 300 win mag/ and live in colorado and elk hunt. its an awesome gun for elk.

my next rifle will be the 270 wsm. I wouldn't have an issue hunting elk with it.

but the reason I haven't bought the 270 wsm is why ( other then another toy ) cause the 300 win mag does all I want it to from deer/bear/ elk and any other big game.
oh and its a browning with the boss system on it. recoil is not bad at all.

sooo someday I'll go with the 270 wsm....when I need a new toy....it will do you fine.
if you have a 270wsm and want a new toy...go with the 300 win mag
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:07 PM
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.270, not a problem, my first at 180 yards, it went 45 yards over a ravene and dropped.
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:11 PM
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..using a 150 gr. Nosler Partition.
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:50 PM
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Default RE: 270 wsm for elk

it is good enuff but it would be better with a 7mm mag
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:15 PM
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270, not a problem, my first at 180 yards, it went 45 yards over a ravene and dropped.

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Old 07-23-2007, 04:03 PM
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I don't care what you are shooting, if its a 7mm-08 (smallest I'd use on elk) up to a 375H&H, if you put it thru the boiler room with a good bullet, its dead.
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:50 AM
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Rammers right, put the bullet in the right place, and this whole discussion is moot. I have never found anything in North America that wouldn't fall to a well placed 180 grain bullet out of my .30-06. But hit an elk in the hind quarters with a .338 and we will see how good your wind is blood trailing it into the next county. The .270 WSM with any premium higher sectional density bullet, will work great if it shoots accurately out of your rifle.
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