My father in law just sold his 270 and gave me 3 boxes of Federal vital-shok gameking boat tail ammo in 130 grains. I originally had my 270 set up for the 130 grain core lockts, but shot a few of these and have it dialed back in. I would appreciate any feed back on how they perform on deer from 30-200 yards, Im in a hardwoods area thats up against a field so I could have a short shot possibly. With the core lokts I usually have a pass through, but would like the bullet here to drop all its energy in the deer. The land owner next door does not allow people on his property so I do not want to chance it making that far if it decides to go that direction. The 3 deer I killed with the core lokts never made it real far, so I'm kinda in the "if it aint broke don't fix it mindset", but am curious if the federals will performs better.