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EL COLONEL
08-14-2012, 18:27
People with 270 's in Texas...what do you think , is it enough for Texas size deer or do you wish you would have bought a bigger calibre ...... Pros and cons please. thanks....:wavey:

G19freak
08-14-2012, 18:31
Plenty of gun for any size deer

glock2740
08-14-2012, 18:32
The .270 Win will work all day long on Texas deer. :cool:

Minnow
08-14-2012, 18:59
It's getting close to that time of year again. Texas boy here with a couple .270's, and they are fine for anything you hunt in Texas at any range you can hit with them.

EL COLONEL
08-14-2012, 20:12
Thanks guys ..

EL COLONEL
08-15-2012, 04:16
Anyone else care to chime in...:whistling:

AKRover
08-15-2012, 04:55
I know people who hunt moose in Alaska with the 270. Shot placement is critical but it can be done. If a 270 can bring down a moose it will have no problem with deer in TX.


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glock2740
08-15-2012, 05:17
Karamojo Bell killed more elephants than anyone on record with a 7x57 and Roy Weatherby put a Cape Buffalo down with one shot from his .257 Wby. It's ALL about shot placement.

Zombie Steve
08-15-2012, 07:17
I find it to be borderline on elk, but there are a bunch of guys that take elk with .270 out here every year.

Plenty for any deer.


You asked for pros and cons...

You're using a .30-06 case and maxing out with 150 - 160 grain bullets. Might as well use a .30-06 case and go from 110 - 220 grain bullets with a .30-06. I don't hate the .270 by any stretch, but the '06 is just a lot more versatile. Load 150's or 165's for deer, 130's for varmints, load up some nice 180's for black bear and elk... Jack of all trades.

The "shoots flatter" crowd will be along momentarily, so I'll say up front the .270 does indeed have a better trajectory... the '06 will require you to adjust about half of an inch more at 300 yards. :supergrin:

SigFTW
08-15-2012, 07:31
Everything is BIG in Texas!!! except the deer :whistling:

In the old days I hunted with a 30-30, it's all I could afford at the time.

So, the .270 is plenty big for Texas :thumbsup:

FreeAmerican
08-15-2012, 09:05
I love the 270. Shoots flat and hits hard. with 130 gr boat tail, this round is awesome.

glock_19guy1983
08-15-2012, 09:09
People with 270 's in Texas...what do you think , is it enough for Texas size deer or do you wish you would have bought a bigger calibre ...... Pros and cons please. thanks....:wavey:

Yeah its plenty, Ive been hunting Mississippi White tales with one since I upgraded from a .243 when I was 12. The guys around here that think they need a belted magnum for southern deer are ****ing morons:dunno:

bw4064
08-15-2012, 09:18
A couple years ago I shot a black bear with my 270 and the bear dropped immediately. Then again my brother shot an even bigger bear that same year with his 6mm...This was in PA.

G36's Rule
08-15-2012, 09:18
Everything is BIG in Texas!!! except the deer :whistling:

In the old days I hunted with a 30-30, it's all I could afford at the time.

So, the .270 is plenty big for Texas :thumbsup:

Agree. A huge Deer in Texas might make 200 pounds. 243 is plenty of gun for that.

WarEagle32
08-15-2012, 09:25
I think the 270 is quit possible the best whitetail catridge when loaded fast at 130 grain bullets! Some Barnes Triple Shock 130's will drop any whitetail like that hammer of Thor!

Travclem
08-15-2012, 09:42
.270 is plenty, I mostly deer hunt with a .243win.

ETA I've killed every (legal) critter that lives in TX with a .223. Well except for the elands that escaped the exotic ranches in South Texas.

bac1023
08-15-2012, 15:35
Plenty of gun for any size deer

:agree:

I'm not real familar with Texas deer, but the 270 is plenty of gun.

NeverMore1701
08-15-2012, 15:41
More than fine, I have no trouble with a .260 or 7mm-08.

K.Kiser
08-15-2012, 15:51
We always loaded 150 noslers back in the day, with 100% sucess on 200 lbs. deer or 300 lbs hogs... After the advent of the solid copper barnes bullets, provided the rifle shot them well we loaded 140 barnes' again with 100% sucess...

We have had multiple issues with a few different catridges using boattails, especially the sierra gamekings... I'll never send another toward an animal unless it's some of the heavier grainers or larger calibers... We've loaded a ton of 90 grain Brnes X .243 rounds for my mother, and with what we've seen on said deer/hogs it has a higher "kill quotient" than alot of other larger calibers using generic projectiles... Never had an animal move more than 25-30 yards after the hit, with plenty of them fall at the hit...

The 06' family of cartridges is arguably among the finest calibers for north american versatility... A .270 for anything under large and long distance elk and big bears is a fine choice IMO, provided the right projectile is used and I am an absolute stickler for using the right projectile... I'm by far and away more picky about the bullet than the caliber...

The right bullet in the right spot is a done deal... The scirocco's, and accubonds are also a very fine choice as a premium hunting pill...

CBennett
08-15-2012, 15:54
Not only is it enough its probably one of the BEST on the market for anything deer size. honestly id even hunt elk with it. its what my friends out west use for elk they hunt them regularly and take them regularly with that caliber..if it takes Elk it takes and White Tail or Muley around.

Happypuppy
08-15-2012, 17:49
The NW deer are even bigger and the .270 works fine , on Elk as well


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EL COLONEL
08-15-2012, 18:15
Thanks guy s just trying to decide between 270 or 308 ...:dunno:

Travclem
08-15-2012, 18:23
Thanks guy s just trying to decide between 270 or 308 ...:dunno:
Either one will serve you fine, I'd personally prefer the .270 to the .308 for deer. It shoots flatter too.

K.Kiser
08-15-2012, 19:24
Either caliber belongs in the hall of fame for their performances in the field... Either choice will cleanly take any deer out to distances 2x that of what most hunters can accurately fire a weapon in real world scenarios...

garya1961
08-15-2012, 19:35
A 270, 3006, or 308 will get the job done. My deer gun is a 270 but I really like the 308 too.

EL COLONEL
08-15-2012, 20:09
Cool ...

Wyoming
08-15-2012, 20:10
People with 270 's in Texas...what do you think , is it enough for Texas size deer or do you wish you would have bought a bigger calibre ...... Pros and cons please. thanks....:wavey:

If you already own a 270 then there is no "need" to buy another rifle. It has work on every thing in the lower 48 long before I was born. Bullets are much better today so what used to be considered light for elk is no longer true.

There are a lot of new rifle calibers out now and gun manufactures like us to think there is a quantum leap with the new stuff. If you buy their stuff you will automatically be able to kill game 1000 yards away. Not true.

If you can hunt and you can also shoot then any standard caliber such as the 30-06, 270 or 308 will work.

If can can't hunt or shoot than it doesn't matter what equipment you use.

EL COLONEL
08-16-2012, 05:39
Thanks just trying to get ready for deer season....:wavey:

AKRover
08-16-2012, 06:11
One thing that impressed me about the 270 is that I know it can easily handle deer sized animals and the recoil was light enough that my girlfriend had no problem shooting 30 rounds in one range session. Just wish she had been the one paying for the ammo.


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Big Bird
08-16-2012, 06:34
I have been hunting deer with a .270 Winchester for more than 35 years. I hunted medium game with it on 3 continents and probably have killed more than 80 animals with my Model 70. Its my favorite caliber out of a safe that probably has a dozen calibers in various boom sticks.

My favorite bullet in the .270 Winchester is the 130 Nosler Solid base which is no longer made. Fortunately I have enough stashed away to last me the rest of my life. Its a plain ole copper jacketed slug and it tends to lose its jacket when it hits game. It also tends to make two holes and as long as I do my job you can count on a dead dear.

Without queston the best bullet on paper for a .270 is a 140 grain bullet. It has the best BC, velocity, etc. But I don't need a premium bullet or the best ballistics to kill animals at any reasonable range. Whitetail deer aren't hard to kill if you hit them properly and 20 years ago the only premium bullet was the Nosler partition. Maybe the Speer Grand Slam. People killed deer fine with plain ole Winchester Silvertips and Remington Core-lokts. The plain ole green box core-lokt is still the #1 deer bullet in the US. They work. But the marketing departments in all the major bullet makers and ammunition manufacturers have convinced us we NEED premium bullets to get the job done.... How the hell we ever managed to kill deer in the 40,s 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, must amaze people. I hunted for three years in Europe and killed about a dozen Boar, half a dozen Roe Deer, A Chamois, a Mouflon, a Red Stag, and a few other critters using the only thing I could find in the Rod and Gun Club--Remington Core-Lokt 130 grain bullets. I never had a single problem with the performance of that bullet.

Nothing wrong with shooting expensive bullets if that's what you feel you need. I just can't convince myself after shooting dozens and dozens of animals with plain ole Nosler Plain Base bullets.

If you can't kill deer or elk with a .270 Winchester it ain't the gun...

Wyoming
08-16-2012, 09:03
I have been hunting deer with a .270 Winchester for more than 35 years. I hunted medium game with it on 3 continents and probably have killed more than 80 animals with my Model 70. Its my favorite caliber out of a safe that probably has a dozen calibers in various boom sticks.

My favorite bullet in the .270 Winchester is the 130 Nosler Solid base which is no longer made. Fortunately I have enough stashed away to last me the rest of my life. Its a plain ole copper jacketed slug and it tends to lose its jacket when it hits game. It also tends to make two holes and as long as I do my job you can count on a dead dear.

Without queston the best bullet on paper for a .270 is a 140 grain bullet. It has the best BC, velocity, etc. But I don't need a premium bullet or the best ballistics to kill animals at any reasonable range. Whitetail deer aren't hard to kill if you hit them properly and 20 years ago the only premium bullet was the Nosler partition. Maybe the Speer Grand Slam. People killed deer fine with plain ole Winchester Silvertips and Remington Core-lokts. The plain ole green box core-lokt is still the #1 deer bullet in the US. They work. But the marketing departments in all the major bullet makers and ammunition manufacturers have convinced us we NEED premium bullets to get the job done.... How the hell we ever managed to kill deer in the 40,s 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, must amaze people. I hunted for three years in Europe and killed about a dozen Boar, half a dozen Roe Deer, A Chamois, a Mouflon, a Red Stag, and a few other critters using the only thing I could find in the Rod and Gun Club--Remington Core-Lokt 130 grain bullets. I never had a single problem with the performance of that bullet.

Nothing wrong with shooting expensive bullets if that's what you feel you need. I just can't convince myself after shooting dozens and dozens of animals with plain ole Nosler Plain Base bullets.

If you can't kill deer or elk with a .270 Winchester it ain't the gun...

:agree:

The last line above says it all.

K.Kiser
08-16-2012, 17:23
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