Re: Where did my .270 win go wrong
My ranges where I am hunting now(here in Central Ga) are about the same as yours. I haven't had the ability to reload and shoot a 30-06 for most of my deer hunting. I picked up a box of the reasonably priced($21.99) Winchester PowerMax Bonded 150-gr. So far, I am impressed. Shot a 145# doe at 65-yds and hit broadside through the Rt shoulder and exited just behind the lft shoulder. Perfectly straight-line penetration. The exit was the size of a quarter. Upon field dressing the deer, all the lungs and heart ventricles were destroyed. The bullet did what they said that it would. It expanded really quick(hydrostatic shock) and the bullet held together by all indications(no fragmentation found). Deer went 10-yds and there was good blood for those 10-yds.
I was told by a friend, that has been using these for 2-yrs in a .270 Win. He generally uses the 150-gr for his deer hunting. He has been using the 130's in the PowerMax Bonded and has yet to recover a bullet. All but one out of 10-deer, have been dead right there. The 1 that ran only went 15-yds with good blood on the ground.
Accuracy has been really suprising at just under an inch @ 100-yds. I shot mine at 200-yds and had an inch group. For $21.99, I cannot ask for better.