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Old 11-03-2007, 03:17 AM   #11
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I would say that the 270 is a little on the small side for elk at 300 -400 yards. ( I am not saying it is a bad round) I would go with something with a little more down range energy 300 win mag or 300 wsm (If you like them short fat dumpy looking things) I would try to go with something that you can get ammo for just about anywhere you never know what might happen on the trip there. If you hand load I would work up a good hunting load with a 180 to 200gr bullet. Then I wouls also find a factory load that will shot the best in my rifle that way I am not going to be unknown to the factory ammo I am shooting if I happen to lose of my handloads get damaged in any way.

You could always go with a 7mm mag or a 7mm STW (Shooting Times Westerner). Now that aby shoots like a laser beam lots of speed and flat shooting for 400+ yard shots.

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Old 11-09-2007, 12:50 AM   #12
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Your .270 is quite capable and let me just show you indeed how much it is: 140gr Hornady soft-point light magnum: muzzle velocity: 3100: muzzle energy: 2967 :: 300 yard velocity: 2508: 300 yard energy: 1955:: That load is enough to down the biggest meanest bull elk you'll ever encounter at 300 yards or 400 yards or 500 yards. I would estimate the MPBR (+/- 3") for that particular load shot through a 24 inch barrel is right around 325 yards.

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