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    I'll be packing my 270WSM and build a great110gr TTSX load that's shooting cloverleaf groups at 3530fps. This would give me a steady hold out to 400 yard and a 10" drop at 450, still traveling at 2650fps. I know I'll get the " you need a heavier round" comment but I'll have sidearm as well. This 110 TTSX load is right in line with a 25-06 and 257, both very popular sheep rounds. I've considered wind but I rarely shoot beyond 300 yards. I have spoken with people who have taken elk, hogs, and deer at 500+ with this round and I feel very confident in it's abilities. Any thoughts or advice?
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    I would sheep hunt with it. Would not be my first choice for bears in sheep country but I would not hesitate to go look for a Ram with a rig that shoots like that.
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    Thanks Stid, I value your opinion. I will continue to work on a 140gr Accubond load and 130gr E-tips but I haven't been able to get them dialed in nearly as accurate as the 110TTSX.

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    Have you tried 150gr partitions? I load and shoot them out of my .270wsm with great accuracy
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    Heck, use the 110s for sheep and throw a magazine full of 150s in the pack for packing meat out.

    270WSM is a seriously underrated round.
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    That bullet will do just fine.....a good choice as sheep are not all that tough to kill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgeman View Post
    Heck, use the 110s for sheep and throw a magazine full of 150s in the pack for packing meat out.

    270WSM is a seriously underrated round.
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    Do it. I'm taking 120grn TTSX's out of a 7mm-08 at 3000 fps +/-, which I just built this year. As some added info, I've cleanly taken several black bears with 100grn TSX's out of a 257WBY at 3600fps...one was a 7 footer and one was at 400 yards. That said, as we all know black bears are a different story than grizzlies, which I've shot with a 375H&H (270grn TSX's).

    I've not yet taken a ram...been on them, but can't get them to grow that last 1/8th of a curl...maybe this year with my daughter. Good luck to you.

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    I bet the sheep will die, looks like they shoot well. Why not shoot 150's or 140's though? I have some loads for 150 nosler ballistic silvertip and 160 noslers partitions that work well if you want the info, every guns different though

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgeman View Post
    Heck, use the 110s for sheep and throw a magazine full of 150s in the pack for packing meat out.

    270WSM is a seriously underrated round.
    Yup, done that many times, light loads for sheep that shoot good and a few heavy "bear loads' for walking in the low country, in the tent at night, and packing out sheep meat!....but then you will see a nice black wolf standing out there at 400 yds then you have the heavy loads in and will be scrabbling to get them light good shooting loads in your gun.....grin
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    Great advice ya'll. I'll keep working on that 140gr Accubond load and see if I can dial it in. I think I need to tighten up the COAL on my 130gr Etips and that could be a sweet load, just got to find time.

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    My THOUGHTS........??????? I wish I could shoot that good. Hell, I can't shoot that good at 25 yards.......


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    Any thoughts or advice?

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    Sounds like you've got a good load developed, if it ain't broke don't fix it.
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