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Re: which .270 bullet for elk?

For maximizing the terminal performance of the 270 I would go with a 150 grain Swift A-Frame. It has a respectable .444 BC makes a large mushroom, for a big for caliber frontal area, and retains 95% weight for deep penetration. There are some slightly higher BC bullets out there but I do not think anything out there performs better on game than an AFrame at 270 winchester velocities.

Another higher BC bullet with excellent weight retention and expansion is the 150 grain interbond. It offers 90% weight retention and has a BC of .525. It also has very reasonable price for a bonded core bullet.

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    Re: which .270 bullet for elk?

    Thanks for all the great responses, please keem them coming. I have only a small number of posts but I read almost daily on this forum and think it is a very good tool for learning. Is there a place I can find out how well bullets expand at different velocities, and what is recommended muzzle velocity for the 150's to get my job done? I have found that my gun preforms better group wise at less than the max load (in my books) using the serria 130gk, and best right up to the max load using the 140g hornady's
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    Re: which .270 bullet for elk?

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    Thanks for all the great responses, please keem them coming. I have only a small number of posts but I read almost daily on this forum and think it is a very good tool for learning. Is there a place I can find out how well bullets expand at different velocities, and what is recommended muzzle velocity for the 150's to get my job done? I have found that my gun preforms better group wise at less than the max load (in my books) using the serria 130gk, and best right up to the max load using the 140g hornady's

    If you have a couple hours to spend, this is an excellent read regarding wound channels and the performance of different bullets and different velocities. Some of it is a little tedious/long but overall it is an excellent discussion. It was posted on another thread a couple weeks ago.

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    Re: which .270 bullet for elk?

    My hunting buddy has shot quite a few elk using the 130 speer soft points and he has yet to need any second shots. He's running them fairly fast and they just punch a nice hole right through them, he also keeps the range under 300yds.
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    Re: which .270 bullet for elk?

    Everybody on the board today wants to shoot elk......this is the second post today on the subject.

    I'll pile-on with another vote for a tough 150grain bullet. Winding up the exbal program shows that if you push a 150grain bullet at 2900fps, you have 1500lbs of energy between 400 and 500 yards, depending on the bullet you choose.

    My recommendations....Berger VLD or Nosler Partition
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    Re: which .270 bullet for elk?

    I use the 270WSM, but have taken elk with the 140gr Accubond and it did a fantastic job for a .277 bullet. THe bullet shoots flat and expands very well. I would stick with something like an Accubond, Partition or Interbond like bullet and you will be happy with your 270. Elk are tough, not bullet proof, but they do have big bones that hurt little bullets. Although, your Hornadys sounds like they are doing fine also, just nice to keep a bullet together if possible. Scotty
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    Re: which .270 bullet for elk?

    You are hunting unit 10, may I suggest solid copper Barnes bullets? I am starting to use them this year. A little more expensive but 100%+ weight retention and condor friendly. Lots of luck
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