Cowboy Action Shooter; Endowment Life Member-NRA
The Original Rocket Scientist-Retired
"My Father always considered a walk in the mountains as the equivalent of church going."
Remington 700...30-06. Say no more.
I think the .270 is getting a bit low on energy for an elk much past 400 yards. Just my opinion.
the short mag will DRT them at 600 w/ 140gr ABs...witnessed that on some cows a cpl years ago. Could the person have gotten closer? Sure... but cows were about to cross a road.
Over 1500lbs of energy isn't enough to kill an elk? Not if you hit it in the ass it's not, but it sure is through the lungs. Then again, I don't think 700 yd shots should be taken by everybody who thinks they can do them.
Maybe using a caliber that won't work at 700 yds will make you a better hunter.
This thread isn't about whether or not a 270 will kill an elk. It's titled, "Best All Around Gun" and the OP wants enough punch to kill elk out to 700 yards. If you seriously think the 270 Win is it, then by all means keep suggesting it. But, I still couldn't disagree more. There are so many better options out there, it would be silly to settle on the 270 Win when that is your goal.
Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13