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Old 07-24-2009, 12:12 PM
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Just got a .270 WIN...would you all recommend a 130 or 150 grain bullet? I will be hunting whitetail only.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:18 PM
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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.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Switchback_XT View Post
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.


HAHA! Yes, a 130gr is more then enough for a "full grown deer"!! Or maybe the ones on my wall are actually still alive...
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:26 PM
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jeepkid, would you recommend the 130 over the 150, and if so why?
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:06 PM
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My brother and his son have killed at least a hundred with the Federal Premium 130gr Sierra GameKing SPBT...
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Bible_Man View Post
jeepkid, would you recommend the 130 over the 150, and if so why?

My theory is the lighter faster bullet will expand more causing more damage, the 150 will probably hold together better and penetrate more, however on deer you would get a pass through using both but I think the 130 would do more damge. I would probably go with 150's on hog or elk.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:23 PM
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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.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by zrexpilot View Post
My theory is the lighter faster bullet will expand more causing more damage, the 150 will probably hold together better and penetrate more, however on deer you would get a pass through using both but I think the 130 would do more damge. I would probably go with 150's on hog or elk.

Thanks...I have a .300 WBY I would use for anything tougher than a whitetail.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:42 PM
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Either one should be fine. Just go with whatever one is cheaper.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Switchback_XT View Post
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.

That's a good one. Thanks for the humor. I use nothing but 130 grain. Believe me, 130 grain packs plenty of umpfff to drop any size Whitetail in its tracks.
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