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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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.270 WSM for bigger animals?

Hey all. Just wanted to get some opinions on a .270 WSM. Would you recommend it for anything bigger than a whitetail? If so can you guys let me know your favorite loads and/or factory ammo? THANKS
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Re: .270 WSM for bigger animals?

With right bullets should be good up to large bears.

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Re: .270 WSM for bigger animals?

working up a load now for my x-bolt. 59.5 grains of h4350 pushing a nosler accu-bond 140 around 3100fps. six shot group today at a hundred yards i could totaly cover with a quarter.
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Re: .270 WSM for bigger animals?

I have a 270 WSM in a Tikka T3 Lite Stainless. I love this rifle and cartridge. I would not hesitate to use it for Elk size game. IMO it is a bit light for BIG Bears ie.Alaskan Brown Bear- Polar Bears. For Elk size game I load Nosler 150 gr Partition GOLD bullets pushed along by a good dose of RL-19.

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Re: .270 WSM for bigger animals?

I wouldn't hesitate to use it on Black Bear or elk with a good premium 150 grain bullet. Good luck!

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