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270 win for elk?

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Unread 11-10-2008, 10:31 PM
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Re: 270 win for elk?

I know of many people who have shot elk with a 270 a few that come to mind used barnes triple x. I myself reloaded for my niece who was 16 and drew a once in a lifetime elk tag in ND her first try I have been trying for 15+years but back to the subject. 100gr barnes triple x in a 2506 did the job well for her with a one shot kill at 250yds.

"Amazing things can happen when preparation meet opportunity" Richard Schatz

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Unread 11-23-2008, 12:00 PM
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Re: 270 win for elk?

I have two loads I use in the 270 Win. I like a 22 inch barreled rifle for dark timber elk hunting.

My open country load is a Sierra 130gr SPBT @ 2940 to 3000 fps depending on which rifle I have in my hands. It is my deer load.

My dark timber Elk load is a Nosler 160gr Partition Semi-Spitzer @ 2700 fps. The 160 gr load will break shoulders and is a very efficient load with minimal meat damage.

I think I would develope a 150gr reload if I only had "one" rifle in my vault.

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Unread 11-23-2008, 01:44 PM
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Re: 270 win for elk?

Never used my 270 on elk but have on nilgai antelope. If you are using factory rounds, use federal high energy 140 tbbc or partition loading. If handloading, 130 barnes ttsx at 3100+ fps will do it.
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