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ammo I need some help

Hey guys, i am looking for 270 winchester 150 grain xp3 bullets everyone is out or backordered.Has any one seen some on a shelf in there local store that you could give me a phone number so I could order them. I can find 130's but i need 150's thanks.

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Have you checked out Cheaper

Have you checked out Cheaper Than Dirt?  They list them but you may need to call them to find out if they have them. 

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/default.aspx

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Midway has the 130 grain

Midway is backordered on 150s, but they have 130s.  I have little doubt that the 130 will serve you well even if this if for elk.  You'll still probably have to resight in anyway with it being a different lot than your last ones, so go with the 130s if you're sold on the XP3. 

Oh, and in case you're in the non lead zone, you know those aren't lead free right?

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I was thinking depending on

I was thinking depending on what you are hunting that the 130's should do you alright.  Even if you use them on an elk the performance drop off isn't that far from the 150's as far as the energy level.  Also you point of aim shouldn't be that far off either.  So if I were you and needed some right now I would go with the 130's and see just what they will do. 

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I now use 130 grain on all my biggame.  I had been using 150's for elk and 130's for deer and antelope, but I accientally loaded the 130's one year on an elk hunt and didn't realise it until after the shot when I took a closer look at the load card in my ammo box.  Didn't notice any difference in perfomance.  I've now used 130's on the last 3 bulls and 1 cow over the last 6 years.  They worked just fine, but I reload Grand Slams.

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