Favorite 270 loads for elk

jimf

Member
Picked up a t/c compass .270 pretty cheap. Will be a deer/ backup elk gun. Thinking of using 140 or 150 partitions, maybe 140 or 150 accubonds. What are some of your favorite recipes?
 

chipc

Active Member
You're on the right track. Either Accubonds or Partitions will do their part if you do yours. Barnes TTSX is a great choice too if you're interested in a all copper monolithic type bullet.
 

roadrunner

Very Active Member
150 gr ABLR or 145 gr ELD-X. Higher BC's will do more for you downrange than higher muzzle velocities with a lighter bullet.

I use the 150 gr ABLR.
 

BIGJOHNT

Long Time Member
I have always loved the Nosler Partitions. My girls shoot the 270. We hand load and buy the Barnes TTSX 130 grain. Use H 4350 and get 3133 out of her gun. Barnes loaded or us hand loading are shooting the same .
 

ICMDEER

Very Active Member
Agreed on the Nosler bullets. I'd likely stick with 150 grains personally, but would not go lighter than 140. That said, I have seen a fair number of elk tipped over with 130 grain bullets when shot through the ribs.
 

roadrunner

Very Active Member
Load the 150's for less recoil with better downrange ballistic performance properties.

Originally loaded for my daughter's rifle, but have switched for mine as well.
 

GoHigher

Active Member
I use cheap bullets that have worked over the years (Core-Lokts), but I definitely agree to stick with the 150 grain bullet versus the 140 or 130. I am a lot more accurate out to 300-500 yards with 150 grains. Aim small, miss small!!
 

hhunter23

Active Member
like stated before, the 140 accubond or the 145 ELD-x are awesome options. ive used both with fantastic results.
 

twopointdn

Member
The 145 gr ELD-X shoots well out of my 270 WSM. I have only killed deer with it. The bullet does come apart but both deer dropped in their tracks. No exit hole. I may try it on elk some day if I’m not packing my 300 RUM with the 212 gr ELD-X.
 

ruger1022

Member
I made the switch last year to the 145 ELD-X. I’ve have taken a cow elk, buck, antelope, and bear with it, and my wife took her cow moose with it. Deadly bullet. Nothing has went further than 30 yards after being hit. Most everything stayed put.
 

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