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Old 03-13-2008, 04:51 PM
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270 WSM Vs. 300 Win. Mag for elk

what are your thoughts on these two calibers for elk (270 WSM / 300 Win. Mag.)?

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Old 03-13-2008, 04:58 PM
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I prefer .300 WIN. MAG. Of course .270 WSM would work.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:14 PM
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I have shot elk with a .270 win and I am sure a .270 wsm will work. I believe that you could shoot a larger grain bullet with the .300 mag. If you have the choice go with the .300 mag. I am going to use a .300 wsm with a barnes 165gr triple shock bullet.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:26 PM
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Hey RBT2
my choice (I've take 1 bighorn,2 5x5 bulls in Colorado-go there every other year) is to use a bow. I shoot a mathews switchback LD, but took my animals with my PSE 6000. They never ran that far either 20-25 yards. Will post some picture later
just my thrill of the chase answer

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Old 03-13-2008, 05:35 PM
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Either will work, but you should consider down range ballistics in your choice. I am not sure how much energy a .270 looses at around 300 yards, but there is a chance you'll need to take a long shot.

I shot 2 elk this past season. Each was 280+ yards, and my .300 WSM did not exit.
My buddy shot a couple with his 30-06 and got pass throughs, but he took easy 30 yards shots............wish I was that lucky. (then again, I took 2 animals on my first ever Elk hunt......guess I am pretty lucky).


I would take the largest claiber you can shoot well. That way you won't have the concern.
One thing is for sure, you can never kill you target too much, but you may track one a long way that you don't end up finding.
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300 win mag , easily the choice for ammo avail and load variations, one of the most common elk rounds out there....

now......... 7mag VS 300 win mag is an ugly elk debate ....LOL
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Heck he will wake up dead an have no idea what killed him. Both will work fine..Just make shure you use the right 270 bullet.

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.300 Win Mag for sure. If you go to Winchester's website you can view a ballistics table and you will see how much more energy that the .300 will deliver downrange than the .270WSM. Also, the .300 is gonna give you a flatter shot. If you really want to step it up try at .300 Wby Mag. It will knock an elk flat on its ***** out to 400 yards.
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I'm sorry try this website, I thought it was Winchester.

http://www.gunsandammomag.com/ballistics/
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With the quality bullets these days caliber selection has become somewhat watered down. Either will kill just fine but more importantly pick a good bullet (Partition, TSX, Trophy Bonded, A-Frame, etc.) and put the bullet where it needs to go. The rest will fall into place...

All about the bullets...
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