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270 WSM Bullet for muley/elk?

 
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:47 AM
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Re: 270 WSM Bullet for muley/elk?

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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.
Hey Bigngreen, what is your muzzle velocity? Thats gotta be cookin! Im hitting the high 1400ft lbs range between 5 and 600 yds on my chart, with a 140Accubond, at 3200fps at the muzzle, but I dont know what elevation the chart was made with. Maybe Im using the wrong data. You may have just opened my eyes to a whole new world...... Im 3500 to 8500 ft in elevation where I hunt, with an avg of 5000ish ft. What load base did you use to calculate all that? Im gonna have to learn it. Any way you could P.M. me the link or is it a paid for app?
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Re: 270 WSM Bullet for muley/elk?

Got the P.M. THANKS.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:25 PM
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Re: 270 WSM Bullet for muley/elk?

Go to Nosler wbsite. They seem to be back at 100% already. Explosion didn't affect the production or shipping sections of plant.
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Re: 270 WSM Bullet for muley/elk?

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Go to Nosler wbsite. They seem to be back at 100% already. Explosion didn't affect the production or shipping sections of plant.
Yeah, I live in Bend and the news made it look like it was way worse then it was. Apparently it did not harm there tooling. I drove by and it was pretty impressive though. It took out a large part of there building and leveled a Suburban in the parking lot. I took a picture, I'll find it and post it.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:00 PM
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Re: 270 WSM Bullet for muley/elk?

I am getting ready to start loading for the 270 WSM as well, and I just got in 200 nosler accubonds that are 2nds i thought these would be good for sight in and load development. I know as of yesterday they still had some. It's a hard deal to beat $15 for 50 accubonds, If you want to shoot them just order several hundred and by the time you run out I'm sure they will be back up to full production if they aren't already.
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Re: 270 WSM Bullet for muley/elk?

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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.
+1 140s have perfromed well for me on both elk and deer.
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