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    A hell of a lot of elk have fallen to the 150 gr. bullet and a hell of a lot have been killed with a .270 with a 130 gr. bullet. Shot placement is the key to any quick kill on any animal, big or small. My 30-06 prefers 165 gr. boat-tail bullets; shoots a one inch group at 100 yards with them and has plenty of killing power. If your rifle groups well with a 180 grainer or a 220 grainer, shoot the bullet that groups the best in your rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhershberger View Post
    I'm going rifle elk hunting with my .30-06 and I'm planning to use 220 grain Remington Core-Lokt bullets. Is this to heavy of a bullet for bull elk? I know the 180 grain bullets will do the trick and are better for longer shots but I think that 220 grains have better takedown power. Any advice is helpful, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trkytrack2 View Post
    a hell of a lot have been killed with a .270 with a 130 gr. bullet.
    Funny you mention that. A friend of mine double lunged an adult cow this year with his .270 and a 130 gr. SST and it went almost 2 miles before dropping. He had to shoot it a total of 3 times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkoholic307 View Post
    Funny you mention that. A friend of mine double lunged an adult cow this year with his .270 and a 130 gr. SST and it went almost 2 miles before dropping. He had to shoot it a total of 3 times.
    i double lunged an adult cow elk a few days ago with my 7mag/140gr Accubond bullet. she went maybe a hundred yards. shot placement is everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trophyhill View Post
    shot placement is everything.
    Obviously, but a lot times it depends on what the animal is doing before you shoot it. If there is a lot of hunting pressure, then it is most likely stressed and full of adrenaline.

    You don't have to believe my example. I'm not sure that I do; 2 miles is a long ways. I am just re-telling what was told to me, I wasn't there. The hunters didn't have a gps or a rangefinder so it was their 'gut-feeling' that it went 1.5 - 2 miles. Either way, it was shot in the lungs and went a long ways. This is why I never go under-gunned.

    Everyone knows shot placement is key, but not enough people realize that the 270 Win. is not a suitable elk cartridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkoholic307 View Post
    Everyone knows shot placement is key, but not enough people realize that the 270 Win. is not a suitable elk cartridge.
    Count me in the group of "not enough people." I think it is a perfectly suitable elk cartridge at moderate distances with a quality controlled expansion bullet.

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    The .270 is plenty for elk. It's been killing elk since 1925. I'd never shoot an SST though. They have a habit of blowing up. Shoot a good bullet like the Accubond, Partition, TSX etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    The .270 is plenty for elk. It's been killing elk since 1925. I'd never shoot an SST though. They have a habit of blowing up. Shoot a good bullet like the Accubond, Partition, TSX etc.
    Exactly! I've heard So many "horror" stories of 7mm rem mag and less. "7 shots in the heart and he still ran 1.5 miles!"
    I call bs! Any double lung or heart shot and that elk is running on adrenaline. sorry. He's running purely off of stored ATP energy and is in Fight or flight mode. And it will end up in flight. A lot of lesser calibers have been killing elk for a long long time. A lot less than a .270
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    I expected these kind of replies. All I'll say is, for the kind of elk hunting I do, the 270 is inferior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkoholic307 View Post
    I expected these kind of replies. All I'll say is, for the kind of elk hunting I do, the 270 is inferior.
    I figured you probably did expect it. I thought I would oblige.

    Inferior for you, OK. Suitable for others, you bet!

 

 

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