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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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    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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    thanks for all the input guys

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    +1 on the 140gr accubond. Excellent performance & ballistic coeffiecient to help with trajectory and wind drift.

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    I like the 130 or 140 Barnes TTSX or the 140 Accubond.

    I really don't think the .270 is marginal for elk at reasonable ranges. If it is, it never seemed to matter to the 30 dead elk my uncle has harvested with his 270 and 130 corelokts over the last 3 decades.

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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?
    Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13

 

 

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