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#7097098 - 11/21/12 08:33 AM Re: .270 Winchester and the 160 partition for elk [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
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Yep!

I may just have to load up some 160 Partitions in one of my .270's for next year. So far the 150 Partition has always done the job more than adequately, but I need to do my 160-grain homework so I can also comment from real experience....
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#7097131 - 11/21/12 08:41 AM Re: .270 Winchester and the 160 partition for elk [Re: Mule Deer]
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John, why switch when the 150 works so well??? It's kind of like switching from a 160 to a 175gr. partiton in the 7mm rem mag isn't it....almost meaningless....
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#7097183 - 11/21/12 08:58 AM Re: .270 Winchester and the 160 partition for elk [Re: bsa1917hunter]
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"Why switch" indeed. BSA, one might question your loonyism for posing such a question. laugh

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#7097189 - 11/21/12 09:00 AM Re: .270 Winchester and the 160 partition for elk [Re: Big_Redhead]
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Originally Posted By: Big_Redhead
"Why switch" indeed. BSA, one might question your loonyism for posing such a question. laugh

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Thanks grin......Ugh.....I realize that now. Happy thanksgiving to you as well grin.....but think of it this way, when I switch to a heavier bullet that generally means I switch to a different rifle chambered for a slightly bigger cartridge blush laugh. See I'm still loony....Phew!! wink
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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.


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#7097223 - 11/21/12 09:11 AM Re: .270 Winchester and the 160 partition for elk [Re: bsa1917hunter]
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Originally Posted By: bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted By: Big_Redhead
"Why switch" indeed. BSA, one might question your loonyism for posing such a question. laugh

Happy Thanksgiving


Thanks grin......Ugh.....I realize that now. Happy thanksgiving to you as well grin.....but think of it this way, when I switch to a heavier bullet that generally means I switch to a different rifle chambered for a slightly bigger cartridge blush laugh. See I'm still loony....Phew!! wink

That was close. He almost had you... laugh

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#7097245 - 11/21/12 09:17 AM Re: .270 Winchester and the 160 partition for elk [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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Quick thinking on my part, wasn't it grin. Guys, bottom line is poke them thru the right spot with just about any bullet and you have a dead elk...right:



This one was taken 3 days ago and any good bullet from a 270 would have sufficed....
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#7097324 - 11/21/12 09:45 AM Re: .270 Winchester and the 160 partition for elk [Re: bsa1917hunter]
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I have only seen them used on a couple of cow elk that looked much like bsa's...and looked over 3-4 more elk killed by them.But never used them myself. blush

Related question would be, if the jump from a 150 to a 160 in 270 has no utility,is this also true of the jump from a 180 to 200 gr in 30 caliber?

I mean there could be a difference in the location of the Partition and taper of jacket that makes them even tougher?...and that extra 10 gr of displaced metal has to go "somewhere",whether in extra shrapnel,or broader mushroom?

Just asking..... smile
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#7097346 - 11/21/12 09:52 AM Re: .270 Winchester and the 160 partition for elk [Re: bsa1917hunter]
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Originally Posted By: bsa1917hunter
Quick thinking on my part, wasn't it grin. Guys, bottom line is poke them thru the right spot with just about any bullet and you have a dead elk...right:


Dead yes, but I also like to drop them on the spot so I know where to find them, and so he doesn't wear the neighbor's tag instead of mine. That's why i shoot them where I do.
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#7097364 - 11/21/12 09:56 AM Re: .270 Winchester and the 160 partition for elk [Re: Big_Redhead]
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It works antelope, moose, elk and deer.

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#7097584 - 11/21/12 11:26 AM Re: .270 Winchester and the 160 partition for elk [Re: Dobetown]
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Thanks one and all for the feedback....I have no experience hunting elk with a .270 but don't believe it can be much different from using a 160 partition in a .280 Remington.....and while I'll reserve judgement about that specific bullet with only one experience, I'm not thrilled right now.

I think for my own future needs a bonded bullet will get the nod. That said there's enough support for the 150 grain bullets that I'll not look for more than that again

But my friend in New Mexico is getting 160 partitions for his .270 this time.

I'll email him this thread

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