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Old 07-24-2009, 02:13 PM
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my 270 loves the cheapo 130gr federals blue box, though packaging seems to change.

130gr certainly has enough to take down a deer. just figure out what shoots best out of your rifle.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Bible_Man
Just got a .270 WIN...would you all recommend a 130 or 150 grain bullet? I will be hunting whitetail only.

Shoot both to see which one shoots better.
Then go with the one that shoots better.
They both will kill a deer.

JMHO
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:03 PM
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I harvested a 10 pt. last November with a 130 grain Remington. It did the job for me.
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:55 PM
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.270 win = 130 gr bullet for deer. I have never considered any other bullet. If I am hunting larger game I break out the 30-06/165 or 180gr.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:29 PM
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I'm with zrex on this one deer, especially down here, aren't extremely thick skinned so i think that lighter bullet would be more like an expandable broadhead and cause more damage.....either will work fine though really depends on which one shoots the best with your gun
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:55 PM
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130 gr is plenty for deer, as far as which load by several and see which your gun likes best.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Switchback_XT
I had a .270 win I used to chase deer with. Deffinatly go with the 150 grain, the 130's just didn't have the umpfff to put down a full grown deer.



Heeeeeres your sign....

The 270 was built around the 130 gr. Id say the 50+ deer laid flat by my puny 130 gr cup and core (blue box Federal) bullets musta been a fluke. Sometimes I wonder if some folks have even used the stuff they talk about.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Doe Dumper
Heeeeeres your sign....

The 270 was built around the 130 gr. Id say the 50+ deer laid flat by my puny 130 gr cup and core (blue box Federal) bullets musta been a fluke. Sometimes I wonder if some folks have even used the stuff they talk about.
Nope they don't...We see it often, just let the .243 come up, or
the 22-250 for deer, or buckshot...All willl kill effectively...IF the man behind the gun knows what he is doing...
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:18 AM
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The only cartridge I have used for a LONG time is the .270 Hornady 140 grain BTSP. Try a box or two of different cartridges and see which one your rifle shoots best. IMHO avoid the ballistic tip cartridges and stick with a bonded bullet.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by bugsNbows
It's totally absurd to say a 130 gr. isn't enough for whitetails. It certainly is! Heck, my 25-06 with 100's is a certified Bambi killer. You just need to hit them in the right place. Geez Loiuse. Personally, I shoot what my gun likes...Barnes TSX or TTSX.
what if he's going after bambis dad?? hahaha
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