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    Adequate 270 Bullet for Elk

    Just booked a guided rifle elk hunt in Wyoming hunt area 41 for 2015. I will be using my Savage 270 and need advice on what bullet to use for my trip?

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    I used the 140gr accubond with good results this past year. I've taken one bull and a couple muleys with this bullet in 270, plus numerous other animals with the 140gr accubond in 6.5 and 7mm. It has always done as advertised, good penetration with 60-70% weight retention. I like that it opens fast to start a large wound channel quickly. I've also looked at the 150gr accubond long range, have a box on the shelf but haven't experimented with them yet. The 150gr Partition is a tried and true option also. I'd prepare to shoot 400yds prone over your pack practicing for that hunt. My shots on elk have tended to be longer than on other game. Who are you booked with up there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcseal2 View Post
    I used the 140gr accubond with good results this past year. I've taken one bull and a couple muleys with this bullet in 270, plus numerous other animals with the 140gr accubond in 6.5 and 7mm. It has always done as advertised, good penetration with 60-70% weight retention. I like that it opens fast to start a large wound channel quickly. I've also looked at the 150gr accubond long range, have a box on the shelf but haven't experimented with them yet. The 150gr Partition is a tried and true option also. I'd prepare to shoot 400yds prone over your pack practicing for that hunt. My shots on elk have tended to be longer than on other game. Who are you booked with up there?
    Tangle Ridge Outfitters out of Greybull

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airborne1 View Post
    Tangle Ridge Outfitters out of Greybull
    Cool, their website looks good. I haven't hunted with them but know there are some good bulls in that area.

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    140 gr Accubonds or 150 gr Partitions will git er done
    Find something that your gun shoots well and stick with em. Some guys swear by the 130 gr Barnes but I like to use the biggest hammer I can hit em with.
    Good luck

    Quote Originally Posted by mcseal2 View Post
    I used the 140gr accubond with good results this past year. I've taken one bull and a couple muleys with this bullet in 270, plus numerous other animals with the 140gr accubond in 6.5 and 7mm. It has always done as advertised, good penetration with 60-70% weight retention. I like that it opens fast to start a large wound channel quickly. I've also looked at the 150gr accubond long range, have a box on the shelf but haven't experimented with them yet. The 150gr Partition is a tried and true option also. I'd prepare to shoot 400yds prone over your pack practicing for that hunt. My shots on elk have tended to be longer than on other game. Who are you booked with up there?

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    WithA130 TripleShock... Deadly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz View Post
    Have KilledSeveral
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    +1 Grizz. I use Barnes tipped triple shocks. Deadly if your rifle shoots them well.

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    All I shoot in my 270 in 130 grain Remington core-lokts and they have always got the job done for me!

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    I'd go with Barnes in 130 grain, or Accubond in 140 or 150.

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    I'm with mcseal2. A 130 to 150 grain Accubond or Partition in your .270 would be my pick. I would use the one that shoots the best in your rifle. The Nosler E-tip would also be one to consider. My son has had good success with it in his 6mm Remington, and that includes a one shot kill on a large cow elk at 350 yards with the 90 gr. Nosler E-tip. She managed 20 yards after he hit her in the lungs behind the right shoulder.
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