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Old June 7, 2000, 08:56 AM   #1
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Looking at either a .270 or a 30-06 for North American hunting. The various premium bullets get a bit confusing as to best at short range, best at long range, mimimum wind drift, slow opening, fast opening, etc. etc.

I want to keep things simple. Hence my question above. I want to choose one premium bullet design that is good from 0 to 300 meters against critters from hogs to deer to elk to moose. Something that stays together and doesn't ruin meat. I don't intend to hunt bears of any variety.

Whew! Thanks.
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Old June 7, 2000, 11:04 AM   #2
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Nosler Partition.
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Old June 7, 2000, 11:12 AM   #3
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Whichever of the Partition, Swift A-Frame or Barnes X-Bullet performs best in your gun.
 
Old June 7, 2000, 04:03 PM   #4
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Consider the Swift Scirocco. Available in .30-06 now and .270 soon. I haven't used it, but everything I've read about it has been positive.
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Old June 7, 2000, 06:41 PM   #5
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Barnes XBT - either 165 or 180s (in .30 cal) = whichever shoots best in yours. I'm very impressed to date.
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Old June 7, 2000, 07:55 PM   #6
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Swift, Barnes, Trophy bonded, Woodleigh Weldcore, ( I especially like the last two in the new Federal High Energy factory loading. it is super accurate and almost 300 wim mag velocity.)

I need to disagree with others who have recommended the Partition. I know it has a good reputation, but I have had way too many total front core separations to feel comfortable any more with it in the 270 or 06. Deer shot with a 30-06 factory ammo broadside, at 120 yards with no exit wound for trailing (no major bones hit) is just unacceptable to me. I juist plain need my bullet to stay together, period, if I am going after anything as tough as pigs or Elk.
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Old June 7, 2000, 10:07 PM   #7
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My personal favorite is the XBT from Barnes. My experiences with the Nosler Partition echoe Raymond3 comments.
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Old June 7, 2000, 10:12 PM   #8
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nosler partition are hard to beat.next would come the fail safes if you can get any kinda accuracy out of them.
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