You guys are like lambs walking into the wolf's ambush. I have read a few stories now of how the 270 preformed admireably on thier monster elk. Thats how you let your guard down. You see one or two go down and you think the 270 is adequate. Like I said in one of my previous posts its like playing blackjack. You might get lucky for a few hands but you boys keep usin that 270 on elk and you're gonna lose a big one. I've seen it too many times. The 270 will kill an elk but besides the 30-30 no rifle has wounded more elk than any other rifle in history.
One by one my family and friends have all sworn off the 270 for elk because for every atta boy story you boys got for the 270, I've got gawd dammitt story for it. You won't take the advice of those who have tried and lost so don't blame us when you lose your bull, or track em for miles just to find you had a perfect shot not take him down right away.
Think of it as Dodge recalling a part on one of their trucks. That particular part isn't bad on every single truck but its proven that its unreliable enough that that part should be completely taken off the market. If you understand that, then you understand why NOT to use a 270 on elk.
Like I said before its easy to spot the greenhorns from the experienced.