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Old March 23, 2017, 09:02 AM   #26
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I prefer bonded bullets in the 270 because they have the perfect combination of expansion and penetration on deer sized game.
The bonded bullets have much more penetration than necessary for whitetails, and that can be a bad thing, IME. I don't have a lot of experience with the all metal bullets (just two post mortems) but they looked to be even worse in that department:

Unless you like poo-flavored venison, you pretty much can't shoot at a deer at short range that is facing you. If it's coming down a trail towards you, you are not going to get a broadside shot...... he'll keep coming til he busts you, and then you'll have a running Texas Heart Shot opportunity, or none at all.

Add that to the fact that they cost twice as much or more, and I can't see why anybody would hunt deer with them. YMMV.
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