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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2016, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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I have got drawn for a Elk hunt here in KY. I have a 270 which I have had for many years, My gun loves Hornady 130 gr SST. I know I can't use a 130 gr SST for Elk. There are some hunters here with experience Hunting Elk For shots from 75 to 250 -300 yds in 270 cal. Which bullit would you feel comfortable with.
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130 or 150 gn nosler partition which ever one shoots best in your gun.
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130 or 150 gn nosler partition which ever one shoots best in your gun.

If your rifle shoots the Noslers PT's tight enough, you can't ever go wrong with them.

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I'd be trying for that sub 200 yard shot also, ideally below 150. Your KY elk hunt should be a lot of fun, much easier than venturing out West.

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I've been a 270 shooter for over 40 years. I've always shot Nosler 150 grain Partitions for everything; deer, antelope, elk and moose if I can ever draw a tag. I'd avoid the SSTs and even the Nosler Ballistic Tips, unless I was going to shoot 150 grainers. Good luck and shoot straight.
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Federal premium 150 Nosler PT if you use factory or load the Nosler if you are going to handload.



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go for lungs. double lung. don't fall in love with horns. pick your spot and stay with it. always be ready for follow up shots.
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