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    good 270 elk bullet

    What do you guys recommend for some good elk medicine in 270? I know its not the most ideal caliber for elk but im sure jack o'connor proved it could get the job done. It seems like I cant go wrong with an accubond but I want to hear what others would recommend as well.

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    i would either go accubond or partitioner. I think that the highest grain you can shoot out of a 270 off the shelf is a 150, so i'd probably go with that. Federal has the Nosler Accubonds in a 140 grain and the Nosler Partitioners in a 150. I believe Guy was shooting a 270 on that Nevada elk hunt they aired this season and took that bull at like 400 yards if i remember correctly. Good gun, i was recently in the market for a new rifle and was torn between the 270 and the 30-06. I ended up with a 30-06 just because of the more variety of grains you can shoot out of it, but i've seen some impressive shots with a 270. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay View Post
    I believe Guy was shooting a 270 on that Nevada elk hunt they aired this season and took that bull at like 400 yards if i remember correctly.
    Are you sure it wasn't a 300 short?
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    130 Accubond or Partiton
    140 gr. Accubond or Partition

    Pick the one out of those 4 that shoot the best in your particular rifle. I feel they all would work wonderfully for you. I load for a buddy and in his rifle he shoots a 130 gr. Partiton and has taken lots of elk with it. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkoholic307 View Post
    Are you sure it wasn't a 300 short?
    I believe in the show he referred to it as a 270 WSM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    I believe in the show he referred to it as a 270 WSM.
    that's what i thought...

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    I use the 140 grain accubond and I have had excellent performance. Plenty of power to kill elk. Being confident with your rifle and proper shot placement is all you need.

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    Shooting a 270 with Hornady 140 gr Interbond killed a bull at 297 yards last year.
    Head on shot, hit in neck and exited out rear. Bull took 2 or 3 steps and fell over.
    Perfer a bonded bullet for elk.

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    I shot my first bull last fall with my .270. I handload, so I loaded 160grain Nosler Partitions. At 150 yards, it broke both shoulders and got both lungs. I have the load recipe written down at home if you want it.

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    I am a huge fan of the Barnes tripple shock bullets, but the tipped and the non-tipped. I use them in my .270 and I have found excellent results with them. I load them pretty hot and they stand up to some major impacts. I took a moose with the 130gr TTSX and I had 2 rounds pass through both shoulder blades and exit at 225yds. I use the 110gr for deer, mountain goat, and sheep. I love them. For elk I would shoot the 130gr in the bush or the 110gr in open alpine.
    People in SUV's and suburbs will kill more game animals than a man with a bow, ever could.

 

 

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