I find the very idea that 270 Win. is inadequate for elk to be laughable.
There are other calibers that offer more range, less drift, etc., but used within its limits (decent bullet, moderate range), it will put the biggest bulls down every time.
My uncle has killed I don't know how many elk (maybe 30+?) with the 270 and 130 grain corelokt, and I don't know if he has ever taken a second shot. He killed two this year with his 270.
Topgun I figured you would have no use for a 270 at least going by your forum handle. Its usually 30-06 or 270. Kinda like mayo or mustard or ford or chevy
My m-77 is stuffed with 130gr corelokt rite now
corelokt is cheap and works so damn well. and those 130g in that .270 is soooo deadly and the 130g shoots so much flatter out of just about any .270 you will shoot. i allways use my .270 but used a .338 a few years ago on an elk and even though it killed it, i still whent back to the.... drum roll please..... pre 64 .270. shoots flat, fast and kills. and swampokie..... chevy all the way