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#5645754 - 03/10/15 09:35 PM Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use
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Is a 270 ok to hunt elk with and if so what grain bullet would you recommend?
I have larger cailbur guns but my old faithful a 270 and it
is what I am most comfortable with

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#5645758 - 03/10/15 09:39 PM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: pcr]
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Use which ever ammo that shoots the best in your particular rifle.

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#5645779 - 03/10/15 09:49 PM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: pcr]
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I would use a monometal bullet like the Barnes TSX or a bonded bullet like the Nosler Accubond. The Nosler Partition is also a good choice. There are many other choices but those are my favorites.
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#5645789 - 03/10/15 09:56 PM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: pcr]
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#5645792 - 03/10/15 09:58 PM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: pcr]
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Is the 270 a acceptable caliber

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#5645796 - 03/10/15 10:03 PM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: pcr]
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Yes, if you go for high percentage shot.

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#5645810 - 03/10/15 10:12 PM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: pcr]
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Originally Posted By: pcr
Is the 270 a acceptable caliber


Yes it is, the bullets NP suggested above in the vitals there will be nothing left to do but take pictures and let the work begin. That is if you also follow Rifleman's advice.
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#5645820 - 03/10/15 10:16 PM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: pcr]
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.270 is plenty. Especially since you are comfortable with that rifle. Just hit him right and get your packing shoes on. smile
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#5645836 - 03/10/15 10:20 PM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: pcr]
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You might bump it up to a 150 grain. The Hornady inter lock is a good bullet.
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#5645846 - 03/10/15 10:24 PM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: pcr]
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Barnes TSX, Nosler Accubond, Nosler Partition, or Swift A-Frame. Personally, I'd probably go with a 140 gr. Barnes. first and a 150 gr. Nosler Partition second.
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#5645959 - 03/11/15 12:21 AM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: pcr]
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With a 150 grain bullet, it's a fine elk cartridge. Just use a tough bullet to penetrate.
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#5646057 - 03/11/15 06:49 AM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Originally Posted By: pcr
Is the 270 a acceptable caliber


Yes it is, the bullets NP suggested above in the vitals there will be nothing left to do but take pictures and let the work begin. That is if you also follow Rifleman's advice.



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#5646091 - 03/11/15 07:20 AM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
.270 is plenty. Especially since you are comfortable with that rifle. Just hit him right and get your packing shoes on. smile
But NP. Isn't shooting an Elk with a 270 like shooting a Deer with a 223? You can't have it both ways.
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#5646096 - 03/11/15 07:22 AM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: pcr]
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270 is enough. As always, shot placement is key. Good luck!

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#5646100 - 03/11/15 07:26 AM Re: Elk hunting with a 270, what bullet to use [Re: don k]
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Originally Posted By: don k
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
.270 is plenty. Especially since you are comfortable with that rifle. Just hit him right and get your packing shoes on. smile
But NP. Isn't shooting an Elk with a 270 like shooting a Deer with a 223? You can't have it both ways.


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