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.270 trouble

I have recently purchused a .270 WSM and was wondering on any out comes of elk hunting with this inpariculiar round???? How does it preform at longer distances on the more muscular elk???? LIKE A BULL NOT A CALF OR COW....................are 150 grain bullets going to be saficient to humanely kill an elk????

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.270 trouble

RidgeRunner
I know two guys that use the 270wsm. One shoots 140 Accubonds. The other factory winchester 150 silver tips. Good results with both.
I own a 270wsm but haven't used it on anything but coyote so far. Great round. They come out of the barrel so fast that they hit the target before I get my finger off the trigger.

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.270 trouble

I too suggest 140 or 160-gr. AccuBonds or the venerable 150-gr. Nosler Partition will always do.

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.270 trouble

I have used a normal .270 for years.. Never had a problem harvesting either bull or cow.. You shouldn't have any problems.

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Federal loads a 150-gr. Partition in 270 WSM that'll work wonders on elk, bear, and moose.

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I think the wsm is a good round although i dont own one...................yet.
I used my regular 270, with a federal 150gr soft point and it did the job very well at 175 yards.

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.270 trouble

A 150 grain 270 Winchester bullet works as well as a 180 grain 30-06 because of its higher sectional density.

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.270 trouble

Good Point! Yes

150-gr 270 Win = SD of .279 versus 180-gr. .308 cal at .271 SD.

Steve

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.270 trouble

It also means that a 150 grain 270 Weatherby Magnum bullet, having a sectional density of .279 may give slightly better penetration than a 300 Winchester Magnum with a 180 grain bullet.

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