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Old 07-18-2009, 01:52 AM
sean sean is offline
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As people have already posted, different rounds will shoot differently out of different weapons. You really should test fire different rounds at the ranges you normally hunt. I looked up the ballistic tables on the different rounds you mentioned. They read as follows:

Winchester .270 150 Gr. Super Elite XP3:
Velocity (fps)/Energy (ft-lbs)
100 yards- 2763/2898
200- 2583/2223
300- 2411/1936
400- 2245/1679
500- 2086/1449

Trajectory (inches) with a 100 yard zero:
100 yards- 0
200- 3.1 in low
300- 11.3 in low
400- Not Available
500- Not Available

Federal 130 Gr. Trophy Bonded:
Velocity (fps)/Energy (ft-lbs):
100 yards- 2841/2330
200- 2633/2001
300- 2434/1711
400- 2244/1454
500- 2063/1228

Trajectory (inches) with a 200 yard zero:
100 yards- 1.4 in high
200- 0
300- 6.4 in low
400- 18.7 in low
500- 38 in low

Federal 150 Gr. Trophy Bonded:
Velocity (fps)/ Energy (ft-lbs)
100 yards- 2635/2313
200- 2449/1997
300- 2270/1716
400- 2099/1467
500- 1935/1246

Trajectory (inches) with a 200 yard zero:
100 yards- 1.7 in high
200- 0
300- 7.6 in low
400- 22 in low
500- 44 in low

Hornady 140 Gr. SST
Velocity (fps)/ Energy (ft-lbs):
100 yards- 2750/2351
200- 2569/2051
300- 2394/1781
400- 2226/1540
500- 2065/1325

Trajectory (inches) with a 200 yard zero:
100 yards- 1.6 in high
200- 0
300- 6.8 in low
400- 19.7 in low
500- 39.7 in low


I couldn't find a ballistics table for the Fiocchi round, sorry. As you can see by these numbers, 130 Gr. round travels faster and flatter. If you hunt long range a lighter bullet is typically better for accuracy purposes. If you can shoot well and place the round where you want it, the deer's heart won't be able to tell the difference, 130 Gr. or 150 Gr. Try out the rounds, or if you don't have that kind of money laying around, use these charts as PART of your decision. A box of 20 rounds will cost anywhere from $30-$60, and you get what you pay for. Hope this info helps a little.
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