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Old 12-30-2010, 09:20 AM
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Re: which .270 bullet for elk?

I'll vote for the 150 partition.

I shot a cow in 2008 with a 270WSM and the bush that was below and in front of her was 482 yards. 500+to the cow.The high shoulder shot tumbled her and the 150 partition went through both shoulders and laid under the skin. 65g of Magpro will get one moving pretty good.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:51 AM
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Re: which .270 bullet for elk?

Hey Savage,
I have a question about the Hornady 150 Interbond bullet. What kind of accuracy can I expect from that bullet? My 1st big game rifle was a 270 and I shot the Sierra 130 MK's. Killed everything from coyotes to elk. Then I got into 25-06's and forgot about the 270 cal. Last winter I found an old Parker-Hale in a gunshop and that damn thing drives nails. After terrible results on mule deer this last fall with the 140 Berger I decided to try a different slug. Picked up a box of the 150 IB's this week and am working up loads with a few powders right now.
Thanks for any help, Kirk
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:09 AM
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Re: which .270 bullet for elk?

I shoot interbonds quite a bit so I thought I'd chime in and say that they work better than most anything else I've tried on deer in the 270WSM...the 130g variety anyway. They seem to make big holes and not pencil or blow up.

I like the 140g Sierra Gameking for the 270Win though better.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:57 PM
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Re: which .270 bullet for elk?

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Hey Savage,
I have a question about the Hornady 150 Interbond bullet. What kind of accuracy can I expect from that bullet? My 1st big game rifle was a 270 and I shot the Sierra 130 MK's. Killed everything from coyotes to elk. Then I got into 25-06's and forgot about the 270 cal. Last winter I found an old Parker-Hale in a gunshop and that damn thing drives nails. After terrible results on mule deer this last fall with the 140 Berger I decided to try a different slug. Picked up a box of the 150 IB's this week and am working up loads with a few powders right now.
Thanks for any help, Kirk
I only have experience with the 165 Grain 30 cal interbond on game. We took 3 elk with them from an 06. Out of 5 hits we had 3 pass thrus and the recoverd bullets were 137 and 154 grains with large mushrooms.

I would expect the 150 grain 277 cal interbonds to outpenetrate the 165s I used because the Sectional Density is so much higher with the 277 cal 150 grain

The 165 grain interbond from a Hornady factory load shot MOA on a calm days.
The interbonds should be as accurate as any other bonded core bullet on average but I was really impressed with their terminal performance.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:47 PM
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Re: which .270 bullet for elk?

I shot 130 AB's in my 270 this year and the elk was drt, did not recover the bullet, exit wound was about half-dollar size. I was ok with the 130 with a cow tag and hunting in the timber, no long shots to be taken. Next year I'm hunting a bull tag so I'll go to a 150 tsx.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:43 AM
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First, some background. This year will be my second elk hunt, as well as second bull hunt, by sheer luck I have drawn 2 years in a row in AZ. I am choosing the 270 because its what I have. Last year I took a spike at 117yds quartering away right behind the front shoulder and the exit took out the opposite front shoulder, the second shot was identicle except on opposite side(he sat back on his butt and then spun a 180). After the second shot he ran about 3 yds down hill and then piled up. I recovered only small pieces of bullet so I think there was wasted energy or the bullet disentigrated. I was using hornady 140g interlock with a muzzle vel between 28 and 2900fps. This years hunt will be in AZ unit 10 late bull and I want to maximize what I have. I understand the limitations of my rifle and feel with last years results and the hornady I could feel comfortable with a still broadside shot of 300 yds and closer and not more than 125 to 150 for a less than perfect (quartering away) shot. Am I on track with my thinking and is there a better bullet I need to look into? Sorry for the book but I wanted to put as much info as possible when asking for help>

Sounds like the Interlock did pretty well for you, but have you thought about the SST at all?
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:15 PM
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Re: which .270 bullet for elk?

If you were worried about the interlock coming apart,the SST will do it as fast or faster. I would go with the 150 Nosler partition or even the Accubond. With a partition, a shoulder shot will work great and if you hit behind the shoulder you will still get plenty of damage. This is assuming you won't be shooting more than 500 or 600 yards. The partition is a little light on B.C. for that range. At that range, an SST wouldn't be a bad choice. I have killed approx. 30 bull elk with a 6.5, which of course is close to your .270, and by far the majority with a Nosler partition out to 600 yards. I've never had one get away and none made it more than a few yards. A partition gives "VERY" predictable performance no matter where you hit. The bullet will mushroom quickly and stop at the partition. This causes a LOT of initial damage and then drives on through. If you recover the bullet, it will Always look the same. The back portion will be intact with 65% weight retention.Good luck in Arizona.......Rich
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