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    .270 heavy bullets or not

    Iv recently changed rifle to a .270 and am using 150 grain round nose bullets. Granted Iv only shot around 10 fallow with it but all of which are running anywhere between 50-200 yards which is a pain! All have been good heart and lung shot placement when gralloched, would anyone recommend a lighter round for better expansion? Or different shot placement? Cheers

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    I think I'd switch to a 130 grain. Sounds like too tough a bullet.~Muir

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    Are you shooting the Remington 150-gr RN? That is a good shooting round out of most .270s, but it is a pretty tough bullet, expands, but holds together well. It works well on bears, elk, wild boar, things like that. There was a professional gamekeeper in England with whom I used to correspond, who used them a lot in Africa and for moose and boar in Europe, but he used the Hornady spire point 150-gr for all his deer, and had only needed to shot one of them twice. The was a 150-gr believer.

    Unless you are too close ( and get a lot of meat damage), the 130-gr is meat-and-potatoes for deer. I shoot some 140-gr Hornadys in my .270s, too, as they are very accurate and do well at 200 and 250 yards on the 150-lb whitetail deer I see.

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    I use 110 bt and 130 both in Norma work on all deer no problems

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    130 gr barnes tsx, fast and flat shooting with great knock down power either home loaded with H 4350 or try a box of sako powerhead factory with the tsx tips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern View Post
    Are you shooting the Remington 150-gr RN? That is a good shooting round out of most .270s, but it is a pretty tough bullet, expands, but holds together well. It works well on bears, elk, wild boar, things like that. There was a professional gamekeeper in England with whom I used to correspond, who used them a lot in Africa and for moose and boar in Europe, but he used the Hornady spire point 150-gr for all his deer, and had only needed to shot one of them twice. The was a 150-gr believer.

    Unless you are too close ( and get a lot of meat damage), the 130-gr is meat-and-potatoes for deer. I shoot some 140-gr Hornadys in my .270s, too, as they are very accurate and do well at 200 and 250 yards on the 150-lb whitetail deer I see.
    hi, no I'm using federal classics, thanks il drop it down to the 130/140 and hopefully get some better results, cheers

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    I would try 130 gr Soft points. Federal , Norma or Hornady are all good rounds.

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    Thanks everyone, any views on the polymer tipped rounds? Or best stick with the soft points?

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    Hi bradstalk 130gn federal powershocks do a great job in .270win cheers Geoff

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    Been using 130gn SP Norma for all uk deer in my .270 for years with no problems. Did try some 150gn once but couldn't get any acceptable grouping which is a different matter.

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