Originally Posted by countrygun
The 165 is my "standard light" in the 06. it happens to be the weight most of my 06s like for accuracy. I wouldn't worry bout shooting too much with a .270 given a "perfect shot" , but on an elk or bear I like the option of a "raking shot" (diagonal to the "Off" shoulder or hip depending of facing towards or away) with a heavier bullet that I would have to pass on with a .270.
I just stick with 180 grain .30-06. The areas I'm hunting currently are best suited to my iron sighted .30-30. I'm using a 150 grain Federal Power Shok JSP.