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Old 07-22-2008, 09:53 AM
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I prefer a bonded bullet, and I use Hornady 140 gr in my .270,
X2- I use the customs.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:59 AM
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All these are good bullets but the truth is just about any bullet will kill a deer and kill it fast if shot right.

What you need to do is buy a box of bullets whick ever ones you want and see if they shoot well from your rifle if they do stick eith them if they don't get a different box. Every rifle has its own taste and preference, what one rifle likes yours may not.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:12 AM
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I hunted andtaken Deeratthe Power Lines in north FL for many years with 130gr NPand have taken Elk and Muley in CO. with Federal .270 150gr NP......
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:52 PM
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Are you confused now? I would go with a 130 grain bullet, whatever type it may be. I use the Win. 130 grainballistic silvertip in my Browning WSM. I use Hornady 130 gr. SP InterLock in my Ruger.
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:18 PM
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I use the Federal premium nosler partition 180 gr
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:44 PM
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I have used a 270 since 1975. I have no idea how many deer I've shot with it. I would say use anything but a ballsitic tip, and whatever shoots the best. Personally I use 150 gr. speer bullets in mine.
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:57 PM
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mine loves the 130gr federal cheapos


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Old 07-24-2008, 12:56 AM
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I'm sure I haven't taken NEARLY as many deer with the .270 win. as some here....I think I'm up to9 now.
Where I hunt, shots can be a near point blank ranges up to only about 200 yards.
I've had GREAT luck with 130gr. Remington CorLokts. Every deer I've shot with this bullet has been a complete pass through and I've never had a bullet come apart even when shoulder bones were hit.
I've had a Nosler Balistic Tip and a Sierra Game King blow up...but both were at VERY close range.

I would say if your shots were going to be at ranges under 200 yards (where MOST whitetail deer shots are) stay with some sort of "bonded" bullet. A premium bullet like a Nosler Partition or Barnes X sure wouldn't hurt, but I really don't think they're neccessary on average size whitetails.

Like others have said, it's all about shot placement. Find the one that groups best with your rifle and then put that bullet where it needs to go.
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