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Old 04-21-2007, 05:39 PM
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I assume by your response or lack of that there is no justification for the 150 gr being too big statement. I didn't think so. When every 30-06 shooter that I know is shooting 165 gr bullets, I can't see where 150 gr would be too big just because it is out of a 270.
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Old 04-21-2007, 06:09 PM
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130gr NP. Also have taken Elk and Mulie with 150gr NP.
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Old 04-21-2007, 06:56 PM
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130 will leave bigger holes generally
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Old 04-21-2007, 08:09 PM
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I’ve used 140 gr. Accubond but have intentions on going down to 130 gr. bullets...
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Old 04-22-2007, 12:58 AM
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I assume by your response or lack of that there is no justification for the 150 gr being too big statement. I didn't think so. When every 30-06 shooter that I know is shooting 165 gr bullets, I can't see where 150 gr would be too big just because it is out of a 270.
Actually if you want to compare apples to apples a 130gr/277 is on par with 165/308 bullet & the150/277is closer to the 180/308,interms of sectional density. That said on a deer SD just isn't a big worry so most go with lighter faster for trajectory reason and more reliable expansion or positive wound channels. Both will cleanily kill deer though, if the shooter puts it where it needs to be!

As far as the original question 130's mostly but I also used 140 and 150 with good results in the 270win. It boils down to picking the right bullet for the situation/job, rifle likes and experience/preference. If the 150's are working JFL then no need to drop down, unless you want too that is.
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:47 AM
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I assume by your response or lack of that there is no justification for the 150 gr being too big statement. I didn't think so. When every 30-06 shooter that I know is shooting 165 gr bullets, I can't see where 150 gr would be too big just because it is out of a 270.
Actually if you want to compare apples to apples a 130gr/277 is on par with 165/308 bullet & the150/277is closer to the 180/308,interms of sectional density. That said on a deer SD just isn't a big worry so most go with lighter faster for trajectory reason and more reliable expansion or positive wound channels. Both will cleanily kill deer though, if the shooter puts it where it needs to be!

As far as the original question 130's mostly but I also used 140 and 150 with good results in the 270win. It boils down to picking the right bullet for the situation/job, rifle likes and experience/preference. If the 150's are working JFL then no need to drop down, unless you want too that is.
Thanks for the info Skeeter. I don't tend to look at the density of my bullets but just try to find one that shoots accurately out of my gun. I have been shooting a 270 for 25 years and need to better educate myself on bullet construction. I have a 1986 Ruger M77RL in 270 that WILL NOT shoot anything under 140 gr, but my son's Encore 270 will digest anything put down the pipe. I like polymer tip bullets (not ballistic tips for deer though) and have had great success with the Accubonds.

The point of my above post was that the guy has no experience to justify that 150 grs are too big, and from a guy that has been shooting them 25 years at small east Texas deer, that statement is false.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:47 AM
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I shoot a 140 Nosler Accubond for everything out of my 270WSM.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:58 AM
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The first chance I ever had to shoot a 130 grain .270 at an animal I was impressed. A short, but very stocky and wide 10-pt came running out at about 150 yds, and just by chance stopped right in the shooting lane we had cut in the sage field. This deer's shoulders were atleast 16-18 inches wide (atleast!), and the 130 grain core-lokt shattered both his left and right shoulders, dropping him right then and there. I've never had to track an animal, and all I've ever used is 130 grain core-lokt soft points. Also never had to shoot an animal more than once.
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:09 PM
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what i was going to say was that MY gun doesnt like the 150. i dont know why but i cant get groups like i can with the 130. just personnel preference. im not bashing the 150, if you want the 150 go for it.

the reason i edited that post was because i was writing it, i didnt finish my thought because i had to go and instead of clicking out i hit the submit button, so i figured i would come back to it later.
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:39 PM
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I will never put anything in my 270 except the 130 grain Federal Fusion. For me their accuracy and terminal performance are fantastic.
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