Re: 270 WSM Bullet for muley/elk?
Originally Posted by bigngreen
I've shot both elk and mule deer with both bullets, the Berger functioned just like the Berger advertisements. They just get into the chest then blow a hole in the center of them, I all ways found the jacket under the far side so no blood shot coming in and none going out. The Accubomb makes a heck of a lot of blood shot and that is the only reason I'm not loading it this year.
Bigngreen has me beat for experience with it, and I also belive he gives great advise, but Id still go 140gr Accubond from 0 to 600 yds and then a heavier more fragile bullet with a higher B.C. for longer ranges. 600ish yds for elk with that cartrige is my personal limmit. At 600 the bullet speed and energy is what some folks consider about the limmit for reliable expansion, and sufficient energy on big tough game with a bonded bullet. Remember this is only an opinion Im not passing judgement on anyone who chooses to stretch this range.
I think a more fragile 150gr+ bullet Hornady SST(.525 B.C.) or Berger for example with a higher B.C. would bennefit the shooter at longer distance for bucking wind and more reliable expansion at lower velocity.
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