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HAS ANYBODY HAD ANY PROBLEM WITH SHOTING A DEER WITH A 270 AND NOT BLEEDING?I KILLED A DEER THIS WEEKEND AND SHE DID NOT BLEED ALOT .I SHOOT A 130 GRAIN BALISTIC SILVER TIP AND I USE TO SHOOT A 130 GRAIN BOATTAIL BY HORNADY.I MADE A GREAT SHOT ON HER AS WELL AS OTHER DEER IN THE PAST BUT THEY JUST DONT SEEM TO BLEED ALOT .
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   tom1959
ditch the ballistic tips buy some core-locks or maybe boat-tail.
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   fisher79
THE HORNADY I USE TO SHOOT WHERE BOAT TAIL AND I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM .IM JUST WONDERING IF I NEED TO TRY A HEAVIER GRAIN BULLET
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   tom1959
130 is good. try the core lock. my son shot a deer sat w/ a 243 core-lock and it went in one side and blew a hole as big as your hand on the exit wound.the 243 was only 100 grain.good luck
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   JB
I've been playing with different rounds for my 270 over hte last few years. The best round I have found is CoreLokt 130's. I've used Fusion, Superformance, Hornady SST just to name a few and none left blood. I've always had good blood with CoreLokt's.
As for ballistic tips? Those are garbage. Can't tell you how many people swore by them, until they had to shoot a deer at close range or hit a shoulder blade and the bullet shreds without penetrating. Keep shooting the ballistic tips and eventually you will regret it.
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it isn't the caliber it is the bullet, i have had the same problem with 180grain .300 win mag ballistic silver tips, the bullet passes through so fast it with little and most of the time no expansion, like the others say corlok 'the deadliest mushroom in the woods'
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   seapro21
Have been shooting remington 270 with 150 gr cor-lock for years , not much blood except on hard quartering shots where bullet hits ribs ,lost first deer last year no blood then found deer days later -good bullet but not much bloodtrails here
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   fisher79
THANKS FOR THE INFO.I THINK I WILL GIVE THE CORE LOCS A TRY .THEY CANT BE ANY WORST THAN WHAT I GOT NOW.GOOD LUCK TO YALL
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Don't have any experience shooting anything with a ballistic tip but have seen several that have been and heard about a lot more. Your problem does not seem to be unusual. The corelockt bullets are good and I have killed several with them. Only had one that didn't bleed and that was on a 'quartering to me shot' with no bullet exit. I now only shoot Barnes bullets and would highly recommend them as I have never had one not pass through. You can buy them as factory loads now. I have seen them in Academy. I have shot both 130 gr and 140 gr with excellent results. Watch the videos at barnesbullets.com. They do what they claim.
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i have a 30-06 but i hate cor-lokt they suck and dance all over the target. i have switched to a federal fuion 150 and had great results bllod trail short but they will be pouring and dropping deer in there tracks. on my youtube i have the vids here the links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhs3YkW69BQ the deer i dropped and this is the blood trail one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sK9to6Zwkc
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   jls
I have Win 270 Ranger Bolt Action have always Shot 130 Grain either Soft nose Power Point or Silver Tip Never had Problem w/ deer not bleeding
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I have shot a winchester 270WSM for the last 10 years using the 130 grian winchester ballistic silver tip. They have dropped them like rocks no tracking are with in a few steps. I have found that the 270 just dosen't leave a good blood trail due to the exit wound. I shoot them in the shoulder and that takes care of the tracking problem. The amount of meat you get off a shoulder is not that much and is worth not having to track them. you get more meat for the neck. The 270 is a good all around rifle but shot placement is more important than any thing. I have found that the 270 will shoot the 130 grains better than the 150 grains at long range but up to 150 yards both work. Hornady has a 130GMX which is a great round.
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I have had them to bleed and not bleed( several calibers and several bullet brands and bullet weights)--shot placement sometimes seems to make a difference--but the ones i shot higher and in the shoulder always dropped no matter of the caliber or bullet type and weight--just my senile thoughts and experiences
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   sako11
Try the Barnes X bullets and they will leave a
exit hole and bleed.Have made shots through both shoulders with no problem.They accurate and the bullet retention is incredible.I use them in small and large calibers and get the same results.
I know shot placement is the most important.Just my 2 cents and not bad mouthing other ammo.
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   stargazer
Normally the ballistic tip bullet will fragment and do a lot of damage to the deer. It does not penetrate like a Barnes or an Accubond bullet which will almost always give you pass thru and a blood trail.
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   adaigle82
first off im no expert by any means just throwing a lil education out there. but in my opinion you never ever want pass through. the 270 is an awsome round, because it is one of the few rounds that offer bullet type that will release all of its kinetic energy approx 6 inches past point of impact. this causes deer to drop like a peice of wood because it prety much turns everything in the vitals to jelly. instant death, no chasing through the woods. the only deer ive been able to do this to where shot with a 270 win 130 gr softpoint boattail like some other people have stated here. also distance plays a big role in this. my best shots where between 75 and about 150 yards. deer never took another step xcept to the icechest. the brand i used was hornaday, but heve freinds and family that also like winchester powerpoint(lil cheaper). but thats my 2cents hope it helps and just play with diff rounds till you find the one that works best for YOU. good luck
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   dmckinzey
You'll do better getting away from the ballistic tips. I've owned a .270 for many years and shot many deer with softpoints 130 and 150gr. Try something else...
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