Bittroot Bulls and Colorado Cowboy: Your'e right, bullet placement is much more important than load and caliber. I have a question for Bitteroot Bulls: What was the yardage when you killed your bull with a .30-06 180 grain Core-Lokt and what was the yardage when you killed your bull with a .270 with a 140 grain Barnes TSX. I do think it is important to have proper bullet placement but also it is important to have enough caliber it make a clean kill. The .270 is on the light side for elk calibers but with proper placement, not too long yardage, and with a Barnes TSX I think that the .270 probably could perform pretty well. One more question: I've been looking at bullets and I really like the .30-06 Federal Vital-Shok with Barnes TSX tips in 150 and 180 grains. Do you think this a good bullet choice for bull elk? Thanks for all the advice, I appreciate it alot.