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post Nov 1 2006, 03:49 AM
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what i about the longest shot that i sould try while shooting a 130 grain 270 round at whitetail while not losing to much knock down power


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post Nov 1 2006, 03:54 AM
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I'm not even kidding, no one except my dad and his buddy believe me ecause they were right next to me. I hit a muley buck at about 750 yards. It was last day and I was letting it all hang out. I had to aim about a deer length ahead of him, and about 8 foot over him, but whe it hit him he stopped, wobbled and dropped. I could barely believe myself.
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post Nov 1 2006, 03:57 AM
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Impressive!


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post Nov 1 2006, 03:59 AM
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Blake, with your gun, i think a confident shot would be between 300-450 yards, where me and you hunt, that is the farthest me and you would shot down here in Mississippi. :wink:


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post Nov 1 2006, 04:25 AM
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It's not the gun, it's the hunter. It's all about how confident you are with your ability and your gun. You will usually disappoint your gun before it disappoints you.
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post Nov 1 2006, 01:47 PM
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Of course, some hunters have self imposed range limits. It could be from confidence, or as a personal challenge. I use my .270 for blackbear but I'd like to keep the shot to a maximum of 200 yards if I can.
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post Nov 1 2006, 02:46 PM
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The .270 Win is a great long-range caliber. It isn't as flat shooting as some, and doesn't have as much knock-down power as some, but it's a great compromise of both characteristics. Some even say it's the perfect deer caliber.

Most gun writers will preach a personal minimum of 1000 ft-lbs of kinetic energy for whitetails and 1500 ft-lbs for elk, so if you decide to impose that personal limitation on yourself, just visit the website of whatever ammo you shoot and look up a ballistics chart. Generally speaking though, 500 yards is about the max you can go with a .270 and stay reasonably close to that limit for deer. Elk you're looking at about 300 yards.


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post Nov 2 2006, 03:30 AM
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My .270 is sighted in at 200yds and only drops 37inches at 500 with over 1000 ft-lbs of energy. This summer I nailed a woodchuck at 525 yds. It was beautiful laugh.gif


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