Originally Posted by clark270
My dad has me believing that 130 gr. is to small for deer just because his brother has to shoot deer multiple times with his 270. What I do know is that 55 gr. 223 is not good for behind the shoulder shots. No blood trails no exit. What does he know he uses 180 gr. round nose out of his 30-06 for years. I'm trying to teach my dad about ballistics wish he would listen to me. Thanks for all who replied.
If his brother has to shoot deer multiple times with a 130 gr .270, he needs to learn to shoot better. A well placed 130 gr .270 of decent construction will take any whitetail or mule deer in the country.
When I shot a .270, I used 55.0 gr IMR 4350 under a 130 partition; but the same load worked great under a 130 NBT or Sierra BT.