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Old 01-21-2012, 07:18 PM
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I've watched discussions on DHC about the different bullet grains best suited for different game. Having said that . . .

For a .270, which is the better bullet for whitetail deer, the 130, 140, or 150 grain bullet???

I've used 130 and 150 grain Core-Lokt's over the past few years. The 130 grains seem to do "okay", doing a complete pass through when taking out the vitals.

So does the 150 grain, but it seems to do a better job (meaning I have to chase them less) than the 130 grain.

I realize that the 130 grain (due to less weight) is traveling significantly faster than the 150 grain, but the 150 grain (also due to weight) seems to have more energy upon impact from what I've seen this season.

Okay fellas, let's have your opinions. . . . .

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:27 PM
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140 gr Swift A-frames in Remington premium ammo because I don't re-load. I have 130, 140, 150's but for serious hunting like elk I selected the 140 swifts. Some might say the 270 is light for elk and I can agree to some extent but at the time I had a 30-06 Rem 760 and 270 Rem Mountain rifle and took the lighter one to carry in Colorado. My buddies now carry 338 win! I didn't feel under gunned at the time.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:20 PM
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I've never hunted with a 270 but I would probably go with a 150 grain bullet. Better section density than a lighter bullet which means better penetration and it has a better ballistic coefficient so it will do better at longer range.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:26 AM
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for whitetail I never had an issue with the 130's that is what I use really because my gun seems to group better with them
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:14 AM
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Seeing as you guys wanna argue why would i hunt with a 270 when i have a 30/06.Seriously tho my buddy shoots the 270 with the 130s but i would favor the 150s. I have seen the 130s blow up like hand grenades if they hit bone.It leaves a hole the size of a softball(total mess) and think the 150s would retain their weight a little better.I shoot 165 outta the 30/06.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:24 AM
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Good one spiker, lol and I agree with gfdeputy2, I use the 130 grain bullets because my Ruger loves them
but if a hunter finds better hunting results from the 150's (cleaner, faster kills) I would just encourage them
to stick with the ones that work best for them.
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