Best .277 Bullet for the Largest Game (Moose, Elk, Bears)

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  1. South Pender

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    What do you all reckon is the best .277 caliber bullet for the largest North American big game that is reasonably hunted with a 270 Win.? I'm thinking moose, elk, and bears.
     
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    160 gr. Nosler Partition comes to mind but there are others capable of doing the job as well.
     
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    Back in the 80's I took a huge Canadian Moose with my 270, and using a Barnes 160. No one else made .277 bullets that big. Today, I'd use the Nosler Partition. I normally shoot Nosler Partitions in a 130 grain and both the wife and I have taken many elk etc with this bullet.. For moose I'd go with a 160 Nosler..
     
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    Nosler Accubond
     
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    85tsx @3900 fps or 95ttsx @3650 fps
     
  6. Lonny in ID

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    I'd feel quite confident using the 150 grain Nosler Partition on any of those critters.
     
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    Partitions for Black Bears and Elk just behind the shoulder.
     
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    150 Partition is what I like.
     
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    Accubond
    Barnes
    Partition
    Any of these 3
     
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    My .270 Elk Taker is Speer 150 Hot Core
     
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    Under 500yds -- Nosler Partition 150 or 160
    Over 500yds -- Berger 150-VLD or 170 Elite Hunter
     
  13. Zero333

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    Bullets that are still made and available are as follow...


    Woodleigh 150 gr PP ( Protected Point )

    Swift 150 gr A-Frame

    Speer 150 gr Grand Slam

    Nosler 150 gr & 160 gr Partition

    Barnes 130 - 140 & 150 TSX
     
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    Ditto
     
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  15. Bill K

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    Can't beat the Nosler Partition in the 130-160 class. the 160 for moose and bear, for sure.
     
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    Hammer bullets 156 or 168gr
     
  17. South Pender

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    A lot of love for the Nosler Partitions! The 160-gr. Partition looks like a natural, but they do tend to retain only about 2/3 of the weight of Partitions with the loss of the front core. I was wondering whether something like the Swift A-Frame, with bonded front core, might do better.
     
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    Norma -orix ?
     
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    My dad shot a 270 Wby for deer and elk for about as many years as I can remember. He has a shelf full of different .277 bullets but no matter what he tried, he always shot Nosler Ballistic Tips on deer and Partitions for elk. I was never as big of a 270 fan as he was so I used a variety of different things over the years, but he always killed them just as dead as anything I ever used.
     
  20. Bill K

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    That is what and why the Nosler partitions were designed too do. Open the frontal area for tissue shock/damage and the rear portion to continue to penetrate and make a good wound/bleeding channel. More often than not, they exit also, allowing more chance for a good blood trail, if the animal does manage to walk away some.
     

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