Not something you see every day, a bear taken with a .270WSM loaded with the 160 grain Partition.
I don't generally recommend or even talk about the 160 grain semi point Partition a great deal. Hunters using the .270's expect a flat trajectory (the strength of the .270's) and therefore tend to want to utilize high BC bullets. Folk don't want to hear me recommend a semi point for the .270's. But as the results below show, BC isn't everything. Also in this instance, the low BC of the 160 grain Semi point was offset by a high muzzle velocity of 3150fps (chronographed). Range to the bear was 320 yards, impact velocity 2464fps. The animal collapsed on the spot. Body weight was approximately 77kg (170lb).
A twig was placed in the entry wound to aid identification of the POI.
Lung damage. It is actually a little hard to see the extent of the lung damage from this view. But some of the damage can be clearly seen (6 oclock)
Typical excellent wound channel created by the Partition bullet, seen on the offside of the bear (bullet exited and was not recovered).
Some pictures from Norway, hunting Roe deer.
Sako AV, 26 inch Shilen barrel
160 gr partition
V N560 70 gr
Impact velocity 2980
Range to target 94 meters
Full weight roe deer – 35 kg
Dead on spot
Below is a snapshot of wounding from a 130 grain .270 Cal Partition, fired from a .270 Win caliber rifle at full velocities of around 3100fps. Impact velocity was approximately 2700fps. The bullet entered the left front shoulder blade and exited at the rear ribs on the opposite side.
Exit (Not the blood shot area but to the left).
Exit again. The 130gr Partition dumped most of its energy within the animal, a very emphatic, fast killer.