Originally Posted by Flakbait
If I bumped into a grizzly bear in the woods, I would much rather have a 30'06 loaded with 180 grain bonded bullets than a .270 loaded with 150 grain bullets.The .270 is marginally effective on very large North American game like Bison, elk, or big bears.
While the .270 wouldn't be my first choice for hunting big brownies it will handily dispatch any of the game you mentioned if you put the bullet where it belongs. If you ever get to spend any time with people who hunt elk on a regular basis you would know the .270 is hardly a marginal elk cartridge. It is one of the most common cartridges used on western big game probably on par as far as popularity as the 7mm Rem Mag, but still the 06 is king.