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Old 10-16-2010, 10:04 PM
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I was just wondering if the 270 is to small for elk. I dont think it would be seeing as it is just a necked down 30-06. What bullets should I buy I have a 270 and do not want to by another gun. I would like to stick to factory ammo since i do not reload. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:25 PM
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If all I had was a .270 and wanted to go elk hunting, I'd take it!

I'd find some ammo in 150 grain and preferably with a bonded bullet or a Nosler partition.....A-Frames would be superb!

You might want to see what Federal has to offer.....but I'm sure Remington and Winchester offer premium ammo too.....darn stuff gets spendy!

Yes.....you can also just get 150 corelokts or power points too.....but I'd prefer a bonded bullet!
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:36 PM
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If it were me I'd stick to bonded. Jack O'Conner used 130's even on moose but I agree go a little heavier. The Remington 140gr corloc ultra bonded would work well also any 140 or 150 gr partition but those get spendy. If you wand good ammo that won't break the bank and will hold up well the 150gr fusion loads are perfect. If it were me I'd go either 150gr fusion or 140gr corlok ultras. I guarentee you if you hit a elk in the heart/lung area with a 270 it'll kill it dead. The 270 isn't too small for elk I'd just keep the shots at 300 yards or less and the gun will do it's part if you can do yours
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:28 AM
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The only bull I ever shot with a .270 (usually used a .30-06) was a lung shot with an old Winchester Silvertip 130 gr. He was at about 250 yards following a small group of cows. He ran about 50 yards and collapsed. Of course, that was back in the 60's. They must be tougher now because everyone seems to think one needs to use a cannon.
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:19 PM
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i have a 270 as well and am trying to decide the same thing, it seems that if you want to stick with a 130 grain bullet there are 3 that get recommended.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tnumber=471455

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tnumber=844063

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tnumber=913148
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:22 PM
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Here is a forum that i started you might like to read.

http://www.opticstalk.com/270-win-13...opic25633.html
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:15 PM
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Take a look at the Federal Premium with the 150 grain Nosler Partition bullet. Tom.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=593581
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:36 PM
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I think at this point, you got all the info you need.

Short answer - yes, and bonded bullet that your .270 likes.


Good huntin' !
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:38 AM
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This company has some good elk loads.

http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/cat...hp?cPath=21_58

They actually sell a 160 grain NP if heavy is what you want.
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:53 PM
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Thanks to everybody's quick responses I think I will probably go with the 150 gr nosler partitions. Thanks for the links to, they saved me the time of having to go shopping for the bullets to compare prices and bullets.
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