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Recommend .270 round for elk?

Just found this forum and it looks like a really good one. Big smile Just the place where I can find the right answer to this question.
My son will be hunting elk and deer in Area 15 east of Yampa in Colorado this year in late October. It will be his first time for elk ever. He has been deer hunting for many years and is very comforatable with his Ruger Model 77 .270 and would like to take an elk with it.
Without reloading, is there a factory round that you would recommend? I, myself, have taken elk with a .270, but went to a 7mm many years ago.
What do you say? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks...and again, great forum. Big smile Big smile

muley

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Recommend .270 round for elk?

Welcome to the site! Federal makes some really great cartridges for larger game. Look at the 140/150 gr bullets using a tough bullet like the trophy bonded bear claw, barnes TSX, sierra gameking, and nosler partition and you won't be disappointed. Thumbs up

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Recommend .270 round for elk?

i used to use the federal sierra gameking 150 grainers in my 270 for moose...never once had to track one!! there also available in high energy which i found were quite a bit stronger...good luck!! Thumbs up

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Recommend .270 round for elk?

ChesterGolf.......WooHoo........ Big smile Big smile Thanks for the reply. Don't know why I didn't think of looking at Federal. I used to use them all the time long ago. But, then I reloaded most of my rifle ammo. I am really a fan of Nosler Partition bullets.
I went to the Federal website and you are right on with your info and I can get what I need shipped right to my door.....or I might try going to the Sportsmans Warehouse near me. Thanks a million for your response. Big smile Big smile

wonsky, I'll look for those too.......thanks.
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No problem... look forward to the pics of the elk! Thumbs up

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Recommend .270 round for elk?
ChesterGolf wrote:
No problem... look forward to the pics of the elk! Thumbs up

Be assured......if he gets his first elk or even a deer, I will post them on the board. Proud papas do that, I hear. lol lol

muley

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I took my son out on a CDW Youth Hunt and they did not allow hand loads, so I bought him some 150 gr Winchester XP3s in .270 Win. Put down a large cow (about 525 lbs) at 273 yards (two good shots to the vitals). I normally hand load Barnes TSX bullets, so if you found those on the shelf, they would offer similar performance.

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XPLSV...... Thats good information. I'll look into that also. Thanks for the reply. Big smile Thumbs up

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Recommend .270 round for elk?

I don't use a 270 but a good friend uses Winchester 150gr silver tips, with great success, on the Elk around here.

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Recommend .270 round for elk?

150 gr Remington Cor-Lokt Express, even though it's a traditional soft point, it does work well on Elk.

Have never used Federal Fusion, but have hear many good thing about it. The Fusion sound like it's pretty comparable to the Speer Grand Slams I use in my reloads.

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