Is a 270 good for Africa?

Is a 270 good for Africa?

270. The dreamy African animals–like gemsbok, zebra and eland–are big and tough. In all actuality, with a 150-grain A-Frame, even wildebeest and gemsbok can be taken cleanly with a well-placed . 270 bullet.

What is the best caliber for hunting in South Africa?

The most popular calibers used in South Africa is the 270, 7 mm Rem Mag, 308 Winchester, 30-06, 300 Win Mag and . 375 H/H. You are allowed to bring 2 different rifles.

What can I hunt with a .270 win?

270. It shoots flat out to 300 yards, which makes it a point and shoot rifle caliber for the vast majority of shots on big game. You can take the same . 270 you use for whitetails in Wisconsin for caribou bulls and big black bears in Alaska, or on combo western hunts for pronghorn antelope, mule deer, and elk.

What is the best caliber rifle for all around hunting?

Here are the best all-around ammo options for big-game hunters.

  • 6.5 Creedmoor. The 6.5 Creedmoor is one of the most versatile bullets ever built. Ron Spomer.
  • 308 Winchester. The author begrudgingly added the .308 to this list.
  • 300 Win. Mag.
  • 375 H&H. This load is capable of taking down African plains game like this eland.

What caliber do they use for African Games?

Generally speaking, the . 270 Winchester is the minimum caliber suitable (and legal) for most species of plains game like impala and springbok. When using good quality bullets, the . 270 (and similar cartridges like the 7mm Remington Magnum) is perfectly capable of taking some larger antelope as well.

What’s the biggest grain for a 270?

150 grains
The . 270 Winchester caliber was conceived to propel bullets ranging between 120 and 160 grains in weight, but the best performances are achieved with bullet weights ranging between 130 and 150 grains. . 270″ 100-grains bullets are also available, but albeit extremely fast, they lack almost any kind of practical use.

Is a 270 good for elk?

Also, a powerful cartridge gives you more options on which shots you can take. 270 Winchester will kill an elk with a perfect broadside shot. But if you have a quartering shot a . 338 Winchester will penetrate a lot deeper and break more bones.