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Elk load

Postby SALTMAN » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:46 pm

Experienced hunters please . If you are going to Co. elk hunting . Planning to use 270 WSM , which cartridge would you use ? Commercial loads , hand loading out of the question .
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Re: Elk load

Postby EastTNHunter » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:22 pm

Something that uses Accubonds or TTSXs. I hand load, but trust those bullets and know that they are available in factory fodder. If your rifle doesn’t like those then try GMXs or Federal’s new premium bullet.

No need in skimping on your ammo. One of the cheapest parts of the hunt, but the only part that will touch the game while it’s still alive.
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Re: Elk load

Postby Andy S. » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:33 pm

EastTNHunter wrote:Something that uses Accubonds or TTSXs.
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Re: Elk load

Postby BlackEagle1 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:18 pm

I’m not a .270 man, but I would stick to accubonds. I shoot the factory 180’s out of a 300 win at every west of the Mississippi. I really like the 190’s but they are to hard to get in factory fodder. Good luck!
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Re: Elk load

Postby tickweed » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:04 am

I've Elk hunted 20 plus yrs. out west. I have always done great with nosler partitions. I shoot 160 grain in my 7 mm mag. Death on an elk. I liked the federal Premiums in factory, but hand load mainly.
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Re: Elk load

Postby RockChucker30 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:11 am

I'd pick a load that you shoot really well.

I used a 7 mag with 163 ELDX last year and was very impressed. Bull turned 180 degrees, then got droopy and started sliding downhill. I wouldn't want to take a raking shot or intentionally shoulder shoot one with a bullet that frangible though...for those type shots I'd rather have an accubond, partition, or similar.
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Re: Elk load

Postby shirtshirt » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:59 am

RockChucker30 wrote:I'd pick a load that you shoot really well.


This is the best advice. .270wsm will do the job with a well-placed shot to the vitals.
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Re: Elk load

Postby Mattt » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:06 pm

Yup accubond are my second choice, as I use partitions. I would think somewhere around 130 grains for that caliber
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Re: Elk load

Postby DaveB » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:31 pm

Elk hide is mighty thick. I smacked a NW Colorado 5x5 at @ 100 or so with a 180 partition and I could see Wyoming through the hole. I would pick a Federal 140/150 gr partition load.

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Re: Elk load

Postby SALTMAN » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:35 pm

Thanks guys . Ordering the Nosler from Midway . First I’ll go down to the bank for a loan lol
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