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Old 11-25-2010, 10:18 PM
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.270 wsm max effictive range??

Like the title says what would you say the max effective range would be for 270wsm, particularly on elk? Reason i ask is im thinking of re-barreling my 270wsm to 300wsm when the time comes. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:26 PM
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Re: .270 wsm max effictive range??

Probably in the neighborhood of 700-800 yards for elk if you push it to max loads.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:00 AM
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Probably in the neighborhood of 700-800 yards for elk if you push it to max loads.
I'd consider those yardages max for deer and reduce it to 500-600 for a big bull elk, and a bit more for a cow. This is with the current bullet offerings readily available in .277" diameter.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:09 AM
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Re: .270 wsm max effictive range??

So what would a 300wsm bump me up to with elk. Would it really be a big difference?
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Re: .270 wsm max effictive range??

I'm comfortable in the 700-800yrd range with current bullet offering and hand loading on elk, with the 169.5 Wildcat, by the numbers I plan on 1400yrds ish if accuracy is there. A 300 WSM about 1000yrds ish.
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I'd consider those yardages max for deer and reduce it to 500-600 for a big bull elk, and a bit more for a cow. This is with the current bullet offerings readily available in .277" diameter.
I agree with factory ammo, but this cartridge has a lot to offer if hand loaded.
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I agree with factory ammo, but this cartridge has a lot to offer if hand loaded.
And i will be shooting a handload. Im just wondering in a real world hunting situation if it would be worth it to me to move up from the 270wsm to the 300wsm?
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