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270. for Moose?
atomikall wrote:
its no use tryin to talk over 147 he thinks he knows everything i just think his search engines work good for him

Interesting post considering he's agreeing with your earlier statement that a .270/150gr would work with good shot placement and reasonably favourable circumstances (range, tgt aspect etc), but a 30-06/180gr would work better.

But I guess that's the kind of moose know-how you get from living up close and personal with them in S Ontario Think

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147 Grain is right. The 150 grain .308 caliber bullet, with a sectional density of .226, functions entirely differently from a 150 grain .277 caliber bullet, which has a sectional density of .279. This means that the 150 grain .308 caliber bullet is designed to expand violently when it hits a game animal. It is not intended for use on anything bigger than deer.

The 150 grain .277 caliber bullet is designed to expand slowly, allowing it to penetrate deeper, thus providing a longer wound channel. This bullet is better suited for big, heavy animals like elk. It functions the same way that a 160 grain .284 or a 180 grain .308 caliber bullet does. There's also a 160 grain bullet in .277 caliber that can be loaded to 2800 fps MV in a 270 Winchester and 3100 fps MV in a 270 Weatherby Magnum. That bullet would function like the 175 grain .284 bullet and the 200 grain .308 caliber bullet.

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Nah thats why i dont talk over him he always agrues with me about what i say so i just gave up and ya i live in northern ontario southern is all deer.

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and i wouldnt know first hand anyway about that smaller cal because Ive never owned one and i use 30 cal and bigger with nothing less than 180gr for big game.

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I don't know where some of the raving commentary regarding the 270 comes from. While it is true that it kicks less, there is not much of a difference. Just a few ft-lbs' difference, that's it. The difference in trajectory doesn't amount to much either, just 2-4 inches with factory ammunition, depending on the precise load. This guy makes it seem like the 30-06 has a rainbow trajectory and the recoil of an elephant gun.

In fact, both the 280 Remington and the 30-06 are superior in terms of ballistics and versatility to the 270. Both hit harder, and both take advantage of a greater selection of bullets/weights. The 7mm Remington Magnum delivers superior ballistics than all of these, and is every bit as versatile as the 280 Remington.

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LOL maybe its another "magic" caliber?The point is that the 270 is plenty of rifle for moose and anyone with experience hunting and killing them will agree.

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Nobody said it wasn't. neener! neener! Thumbs up neener!

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