Re: 270 WSM Bullet for muley/elk?
I think the SST would be a great long range bullet also, I shot the heck out of them trying to get them to group but I could not get them under 1.5 MOA.
The reason I've never gone to the 150gr bullets is I have a 1-11 twist but more than that running the ballistics I would have to drive the 150gr within 50FPS of the 140 to equal it. The 140 seems to be the best spot for speed vs BC until you step up to the 169.5 Wildcat then you step into a whole new class.
At the elevation I elk hunt I hit a 1000yrds at 1929fps with 1155 ft-lbs of energy, well within what I want for deer. At 800yrds I have 2174fps with 1470ft-lbs of energy, which is well within what I want for elk.
It depends a lot on where I hunt due to how fast I can go from 5000ft elevation to 8000ft elevation.
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