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Old 03-03-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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Just wanting some advice, I got into a huge argument at work about me hunting elk with my .270 win. It's a great rile, a tack driver just ask theropinfool . My co-worker claims its way too small and nothing more than a deer rifle. I use a 140 g hornady btsp handload and I think it's humane. Any opinions? I chose the 270 because it is a classic round and can be used on about anything. I load 90 gn hollow points for jackrabbits and love it. But I digress, too small of a round or am I good?

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Old 03-03-2012, 12:17 AM   #2
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Oh its twue. True. Sorry. Saw him shoot a crow on the wing at 100 yards.

I already done toldt ya it's big enough. Those hippies at the hospital don't know nothin.

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I would use a 30-06 over a 270 but I love the 06 lol but a 270 will drop a elk just as good as any other round would

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Lots and lots of elk have been killed with a .270. Yes, it is big enough. How many times does it have to be said that shot placement is the first consideration, even with big game hunting? You can't do it all with just size and power alone.

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I knew you'd feel that way, but I was kinda hoping for an excuse for a bigger bore. Maybe 7mm mag or 338 lapua. I ran into a guy last night that got the savage hunter model 338 lapua and loves it. I've said it before, you can never have too much gun. I do use a 270 on wabbits.

My friends compare me to Dale Gribble, and I'm ok with that.

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Lots and lots of elk have been killed with a .270. Yes, it is big enough. How many times does it have to be said that shot placement is the first consideration, even with big game hunting? You can't do it all with just size and power alone.
That's what I have always believed, but my work crowd at the hospital, well they just don't see that side. He said inhumane less than a 7mm mag.

My friends compare me to Dale Gribble, and I'm ok with that.
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I would use a 30-06 over a 270 but I love the 06 lol but a 270 will drop a elk just as good as any other round would
I'm a fan of the 06 as well, I just don't have one. Do you choose 06 because of the heavier grain bullets? Just curious.

My friends compare me to Dale Gribble, and I'm ok with that.
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I knew you'd feel that way, but I was kinda hoping for an excuse for a bigger bore. Maybe 7mm mag or 338 lapua. I ran into a guy last night that got the savage hunter model 338 lapua and loves it. I've said it before, you can never have too much gun. I do use a 270 on wabbits.

My friends compare me to Dale Gribble, and I'm ok with that.
Its true u never can have to many guns heck im 17 and I got 10 of them and still adding
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I'm a fan of the 06 as well, I just don't have one. Do you choose 06 because of the heavier grain bullets? Just curious.

My friends compare me to Dale Gribble, and I'm ok with that.
My dad always used and 06 till it got he got a savage model 99 in 300 savage then he that be came his favorite gun
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Having seen over 100 killed, I do have some experence. The 270 Win caliber is a fine round, and has been used for years here in Colorado by oldtimers, who only have one rifle. I killed a few elk with the 270 and had good results. However I question your choice of bullets. On broadside lung shots, then the bullet SHOULD work. However elk seldom follow a script. Many shots will be anything but perfect. Boattail bullets have a tendency to seperate jacket from core, thus penatration is severly limited. I would HIGHLY recommend Nosler Partions as the bullet to use as I have seen many many animals killed with this bullet and have never seen a failure.

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