.270 max whitetail deer range.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by parlaan, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. parlaan

    parlaan Active Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    What is the farthest (with a heart shot) can a .270 winchester kill a Texas whitetail deer? And what bullet is best for that range. Thanks.
  2. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2003
    I wouldn't hesitate to wack a deer at a good 800 yards with any good 140-150g bullet. I would personally use the 150g NBT, others may prefer the 140g AB. Either is more then adequate for 800 yard whitetail, IMO.

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004
    Just as far as you can hit it exactly where you wish. Bullet wise any thing as good as or better than the 130gr Sierra boat tail. Really! Have shot mule deer from front to back with that bullet that went end to end and worked perfectly.

    I now us 140 Hornady interlocks for just a little more umph.

    All in all I'd say the cartridge is a very good 800 or 850yd cartridge but because of trajectory much farther than that takes a bunch of practice but it has the the horsepower to do the job on deer.