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#5809847 - 06/29/15 09:35 AM Is 130 grain enough for buck?
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Worked last year on a doe, she dropped in place from about 90 yards. Should I expect same rsults on buck? Using the federal 130 grain soft points. A friend mentioned to bump it up to 150 grain for buck, but rifle is zeroed perfectly on the 130. Would it make that much of a difference? Thanks

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#5809866 - 06/29/15 09:48 AM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: Nick1]
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Originally Posted By: Nick1
Worked last year on a doe, she dropped in place from about 90 yards. Should I expect same rsults on buck? Using the federal 130 grain soft points. A friend mentioned to bump it up to 150 grain for buck, but rifle is zeroed perfectly on the 130. Would it make that much of a difference? Thanks

what caliber/cartridge? if a 270, 130 will be more than adequate for tx WT. Go with what your gun shoots good.


Edited by oldoak2000 (06/29/15 09:50 AM)

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#5809878 - 06/29/15 09:55 AM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: oldoak2000]
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Originally Posted By: oldoak2000
Originally Posted By: Nick1
Worked last year on a doe, she dropped in place from about 90 yards. Should I expect same rsults on buck? Using the federal 130 grain soft points. A friend mentioned to bump it up to 150 grain for buck, but rifle is zeroed perfectly on the 130. Would it make that much of a difference? Thanks

what caliber/cartridge? if a 270, 130 will be more than adequate for tx WT. Go with what your gun shoots good.


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#5809898 - 06/29/15 10:08 AM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: Nick1]
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I use 130gr bullet in my 270 and have never thought I needed anything bigger for TX whitetail.
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#5809902 - 06/29/15 10:12 AM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: Nick1]
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Yea rifle is 270. Should mentioned that. I thought it would be enough.

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#5809966 - 06/29/15 10:56 AM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: Nick1]
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130 is plenty. People have been killing deer with 100 grain 243 and 55 grain .223 for years. Put the bullet where it needs to go and don't worry about it.
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#5809974 - 06/29/15 11:00 AM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: Nick1]
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Let me put it this way...my Remington .270 with 130gr Remington Corelokts has taken at least 10 whitetail bucks, numerous doe, numerous hogs (up to almost 300lbs) a red stag, scimitar horned oryx bull, sika stag, axis buck, blackbuck buck, spotted fallow buck, black hawaiaan ram, and Texas Dall Ram. Most of those animals (including the red stag and Oryx bull) dropped where they stood. Two or three bucks ran 40-50 yards. If I ever get a chance to go elk hunting, I'll still carry the 130's because it is what I and my rifle like.
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#5809979 - 06/29/15 11:02 AM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: Nick1]
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redchevy is right on. It is enough, IF you make a good shot.
My lease hunters have cleanly taken deer and hogs with .17 Rem, 222, 223, and a 20/223. Bullet placement!
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#5809983 - 06/29/15 11:05 AM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: Nick1]
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It's not enough. You need to buy a 300 Win Mag and use a TTSX. (Sarcasm)


Edited by scottfromdallas (06/29/15 11:31 AM)
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#5810027 - 06/29/15 11:34 AM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: Earl]
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Originally Posted By: Earl
Let me put it this way...my Remington .270 with 130gr Remington Corelokts has taken at least 10 whitetail bucks, numerous doe, numerous hogs (up to almost 300lbs) a red stag, scimitar horned oryx bull, sika stag, axis buck, blackbuck buck, spotted fallow buck, black hawaiaan ram, and Texas Dall Ram. Most of those animals (including the red stag and Oryx bull) dropped where they stood. Two or three bucks ran 40-50 yards. If I ever get a chance to go elk hunting, I'll still carry the 130's because it is what I and my rifle like.


My experience with the .270 Win. mirrors the above exactly. I started using the .270 Win. about 5 years ago and now I have a few rifles in the caliber. For me, it works better than it should on big hogs with the 130 grain Cor-Lokts. All my .270's shoot this load very well, and it's inexpensive and very available. I like it. cheers
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#5810668 - 06/29/15 07:17 PM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: Nick1]
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If you want to put this debate to rest , go find Realkiller and ask him. He knows all about killing deer even if he has to run them down. (maybe a little sarcasm)
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#5810804 - 06/29/15 08:42 PM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: Nick1]
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You will be fine. Good shot placement just like any other round is key

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#5811633 - 06/30/15 01:09 PM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: Nick1]
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Don't listen to your friends Mis information. He don't know because if he did he wouldnt say crap like that.

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#5811712 - 06/30/15 02:11 PM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: Nick1]
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I would like a tough bullet in that weight and caliber.
270 cal + 130 gr + weak bullet = meat destruction (but still a dead deer).
Those 130's can move fast.

A nice partition or tsx if you like them should do really well.
A 130 gr .270 is not a great choice for an AMAX like bullet, but I'm
sure it will kill them dead. Hope I didn't start a carp storm...

peep


Edited by Gravytrain (06/30/15 02:12 PM)

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#5811941 - 06/30/15 04:31 PM Re: Is 130 grain enough for buck? [Re: Nick1]
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^^^^^^^^^thats funny right there.


Edited by 4dog (06/30/15 04:33 PM)

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