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Moose with a 270 Win.

Many Moose are killed with .270's every year. I personally know guys who have killed plenty with that caliber. I like to use a bigger, harder hitting caliber but if a .270 is your choice of weapon, you can shoot it well and you use a great bullet, that holds together, like a nosler partition, more power to you.
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Moose with a 270 Win.

Of course if you are hunting moose in areas where 1200 lbs bears are present , one would be wise to carry something like a 338 mag, but that was not the original Post
The 270 with factory loads is quite adequate, but when you have the advantage of increasing velocities and energy by about 20 %, you have a calibre second to none.
I choose the 270 for that reason over the Rem 280(Remingtons answer to the 270). Rememer, I don't have to deal with grizzly bear threats
I got a recovered 270 ballistic tip somewhere, if I find it I will photo & post. You can be the judge.
Not all members profiles indicated Sate/Province,so there can be very wrong answers to pretty simple question.

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Hammer, don't ever sell the 280 Rem short when it comes to a comparison with the .270 particularly for moose. The 284 diameter bullet has better sectional density and BC compared to the 277 cal. I can't find any circumstances where the 270 will outdo the 280 Rem when it comes to factory ammunition. And the one big advantage the 280 has over the 270 is a larger 175 gr bullet compared to a 150 grainer with the 270. While velocity of a bullet does matter when it comes to putting an animal down, its energy in ft lbs that really puts a moose steak on the table. Both calibers are so close ballistically---( a slight advantage to the 280 in most cases) that theres really no difference other than a far better selection of bullets available both in factory ammo and handloading for the 284.
I prefer my 7mm Rem Mag for moose but my 280 has also been most impressive. I've so much confidence in it that its in a Ruger No 1.

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Well now, arn't we trying to get picky.I compared the two because Remington came aboard later than Winchester and didn't gain the popularity of the 270
As I am a left handed shooter, the Win 700 BDL LH was the one of my choice, and if correct, the only choice.
At no time did I attempt to undermine the capabilities of the 280, it was just a"late bloomer" and didn't get the recognition it rightly deserves.
On a different note, when buying a new rifle; one should consider resale value, the avaiabilty and selection of ammo. To that end I would recommend the 270, I am not saying it is better than the 280, they are BOTH excellent

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here's a photo of the Nosler 150 gr Ballistic tip( 270 win) recovered a couple of years ago from a deer.

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Moose with a 270 Win.

It came along 32 years later actually. And as you know, its the same case as the 270 and 30-06. I didn't want to sound picky but I'm not a fan of the 270 for moose. Never have been, never will be. Not when theres so many other better and available cartridges out there, the '06, and the 308 just to name a few. Your photo shows the ballistic tip and its expansion capabilities quite well, but the difference between a 175 lb deer and an 800 lb moose can be significant when it comes to bullet performance. I see the ballistic tip as suitable for deer but much prefer the Partition for moose. Being picky? Why not? You're fortunate in that today you have a lot more choices of quality firearms available for lefties and with those choices you also have a selection of old and modern day calibers. Back in '64 when I bought my first moose rifle, being a leftie, I only had two choices--a custom built (which I couldn't afford) or a factory built Savage 110 PL. Calibers options were few and far between but I chose the 7mm over the '06. The 270 was available but not an option for moose.

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Moose with a 270 Win.

While a 270 Win can take a moose, heavier weighted bullets are much preferred. If you stick with the 270 and it's .277 diameter projectiles, I suggest you consider Federal's High Energy 150-gr. Partitions or Winchester's factory 150-gr or 160-gr. Nosler AccuBond. Federal also loads 150-gr Trophy Bonded Bear Claws which perform outstanding on game and do a number on your wallet too. Find a load that your rifle likes and then schedule plenty of practice time.

Moose generally take about 21 seconds to drop after a hit in the vital zone and are not as athletic or tough as elk, but their body's width is about 1/3'rd greater. They often just stand there or slowly walk through the pain after being hit and usually drop / drown when their lungs fill with blood and fluids.

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Moose with a 270 Win.

I used my 270 with 140 grain Barnes XBTs on a moose and it was plenty of gun and bullet. The shot was only 100 yards, and it was a 3 year old bull, not a monster. I've also taken some big elk with the same rifle and load, so if you can shoot well I'd say what you listed is perfectly adequate.

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Moose with a 270 Win.

I shot many a moose and elk with the hornady light mags140 gr btsp. Best bought ammo I ever shot and will shoot nothing else but.The light mag adds a whole new level to the .270, and remember just punch it through the ribs.

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Hunting moose with the .270 is something I know about!!! I load 150 Noslers, but 130's up to 160's will work just fine. I have seen moose taken way out beyond 400 yards and the .270 worked great with good placed shots. Lung shots are the way to go and stay away from the front shoulder if you want any meat out of them! 30-06 with 180's or 165's works great also. Sometimes they drop in their tracks and sometimes they don't even know they are dead...depends on the situation, shot placement, and the particular moose.

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