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by Crash
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Effectiveness of the .270 Winchester
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Effectiveness of the .270 Winchester

Just finished reading a lengthy review of the effectiveness of different .270 Winchester loads. The author seems to believe that most commercial loads either punch all the way through a whitetail leaving a pencil-diameter hole if hit in the lungs or heart, or blow up on or shortly below the surface if the shoulder is hit. I've never shot a whitetail with a .270, but I find it kind of hard to believe that it's not an effective deer cartridge, considering that it's close to 100 years old and is one of the 10 best-selling cartridges in the U.S. My concern is that I will be hunting whitetails and Axis this season at distances from 50 to 200 yards and I don't want one running off and jumping onto the neighbor's property after it's been shot. The place we'll be hunting is long and narrow and a deer wouldn't have to run more than 50 - 100 yards to get onto a neighbor's property on one side or the other.

Opinions? Load recommendations?


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