5 Best 270 Ammo for Big Game Hunting

The 270 Winchester cartridge is a perennial favorite for deer and other big game hunters in America. With bullet weights in the 130-150 grain range, and a muzzle velocity over 3,000 fps, the 270 is a great choice for deer out to several hundred yards.

Remington Core-Lokt Ammunition 270 Winchester 130 Grain Core-Lokt Pointed Soft Point Box of 20

The classic "Green-box" ammunition that shooters and hunters have trusted for years. Remington makes ammunition for nearly every need. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.

What Customers Are Saying

Time tested.

Long ago, before the existence of companies like Hornady, this and the Winchester equivalent along with handloads were effectively your only choices. Time tested is an understatement. Any of the three choices were laudable. I used all three with my preference of 130 grain bullets. This ammunition is "consistent", which is far different than "accurate" which is a function of the rifle, shooter combination. That is just my personal definition , you can forget it if you want. Effectiveness of the round can be stated thusly: a perfect hit kills instantly, a lesser hit might not. If a hit animal runs off, the shooter should spend more time with his weapon.
- Riflekey, 9/28/2019

About Remington

We’ve been here since 1816. Together, Remington and America have fought and won wars, put food on millions of tables, and brought countless generations together at the range and in the field. We are proud of each and every round that rolls off our factory line. Bringing a renewed focus to ammunition, innovation, and quality, we are reinvigorating our company so you can continue to trust our brand and our products – all while staying true to Remington’s legendary heritage and stature as an American icon. Remington is a world leader in ammunition and firearms and is trusted by militaries, law enforcement, and hunters around the world. MidwayUSA is proud to offer Remington Ammo like the UMC, Core-Lokt, and Express series, and firearms like the 700 rifle and 870 shotguns. In addition to ammunition and firearms, Remington also offers gun parts, cleaning kits, safes and storage, apparel, and more. Remington has a focus on building dependable firearms that Customers can enjoy for a lifetime.

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Hornady Precision Hunter Ammunition 270 Winchester 145 Grain ELD-X Box of 20

Loaded with the most advanced all-range hunting bullet available, Precision Hunter Ammunition sets a new standard of accurate, deadly and dependable hunting performance. Your trophy has never been closer– even if it’s far away! Featuring the radically superior ELD-X bullet with patented Heat Shield tip, Precision Hunter will soon be the “go-to” load for ANY hunting situation because of its effective terminal performance at ALL practical ranges.


The Heat Shield tip of the Hornady ELD-X bullet defies the effects of aerodynamic heating and retains its shape to provide a perfect meplat (tip) that is always the same shape. A streamlined secant ogive with optimum boattail design, plus the highly concentric AMP bullet jackets, combined with the patent pending Heat Shield tip creates a supremely accurate, high BC match bullet. ELD-Match bullet BCs are measured with Doppler radar and corrected to standard atmospheric conditions. With high velocity, 0-400 yard impact, the bullet continually expands throughout its penetration path. The thick shank of the jacket and high Interlock ring keep the core and jacket together providing 50-60% weight retention. Upon low velocity, 400+ yard impacts, the Heat Shield tip drives backward into the bullet to initiate expansion. Exhibiting conventional expansion with a large mushroom and 85-90% retained weight the bullet provides deep penetration and large wound cavities.  This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.


  • Heat Shield Tip forms the perfect meplat
  • No tip deformation from aerodynamic heating
  • Match accurate hunting bullet
  • Devastating terminal performance at all ranges

What Customers Are Saying

Very good , with a hitch.

The subject "factory ammunition" is very accurate and carries exceptionally well. Coming from this timeworn civil engineer, that is high praise indeed. BUT! For hunting,I doubt the "Precision Hunter" is worth twice the price of ammo that simply gets the job done. The practical advantages of the round are marginal at reasonable distance. Hunting requires abilities that do not include accepting hype as fact.
- Riflekey, 2/28/2019

About Hornady

“Ten bullets through one hole” is the philosophy that brought Hornady® Manufacturing from a two-man operation in 1949, to a world-leading innovator of bullet, ammunition, reloading tool and accessory design and manufacture today. Change is their constant and daily challenge. They outperform their competitors by ensuring the products they make are the ones their customers need right now, and accurately predict what they’ll want in the future. They recognize trends, and respect when to leave well enough alone. Their workforce includes an ample number of hunters and competitive shooters, as well as veterans and former law enforcement officers. At Hornady® Manufacturing, ammunition is more than their livelihood. It’s a major part of their daily life.

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Barnes VOR-TX Ammunition 270 Winchester 130 Grain TTSX Polymer Tipped Spitzer Boat Tail Lead-Free Box of 20

Barnes bullets have historically had the reputation of offering quick, clean and humane kills. Now they are taking their highly regarded bullets to the next level loading them in ammunition.

Like its Triple-Shock cousin, the Tipped Triple-Shock bullet delivers the same "three strikes you're out" rule. Once as it strikes game, two as the bullet begins to open and a third impact when the cavity fully expands to deliver extra shock with maximum transferred energy. The added polymer tip creates a faster expansion rate as well as better long range ballistics. Ideal for deer-sized game.

VOR-TX ammunition is manufactured to precise tolerances to ensure excellent accuracy and consistent velocities. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer-primed, reloadable brass cases.

What Customers Are Saying

Hunting Review

To date I have used this ammunition to harvest three whitetail deer and two pronghorn antelope. From 135-430 yards this stuff has been one shot domination with pass thru performance. I actually switched to this ammunition after using ballistic tips on antelope successfully, but with nasty fur destroying wounds on trophy quality animals. These TTSX put them down fast without wrecking a trophy cape. I have a problem with the guys who say they will "always get sub MOA" every time. I have no doubt the ammunition is capable of that, and when I am shooting at my best I can certainly get sub MOA groups in my Tikka T3 rifle. What I care most about is terminal performance... and nothing I have hit with these rounds has lived to tell about it. Very happy with it.
- BRANDON, 1/27/2013

About Barnes

Barnes Bullets was founded in 1932 by Fred Barnes in Bayfield, CO. After 42 years in business, Fred sold Barnes Bullets to passionate hunters Randy and Coni Brooks who moved the business to American Fork, Utah. Randy and Coni were hunting brown bears in Alaska during the fall of 1985 when Randy conceived the idea of an expanding copper bullet. This prototype became the X Bullet, and its lineage continues today through five generations of improvement to the TSX, Tipped TSX, and LRX bullets you see today. Barnes Bullets produces a wide variety of components for the handloader, including lead-free and traditional lead-core bullets. Barnes also makes lead-free bullets specifically for muzzleloader hunting, in both hollow point and polymer-tipped versions. MidwayUSA also offers a comprehensive line of Barnes-manufactured ammunition including the popular VOR-TX product line.

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Federal Premium Ammunition 270 Winchester 150 Grain Nosler Partition Box of 20

Quality hunting ammunition designed for maximum performance and reliability. Premium hunting bullets are matched with select powders, primers and brass to create a reliable, hard-hitting hunting cartridge. Vital-Shok loads are great for medium, light-skinned game such as deer. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable cases.

What Customers Are Saying

Shoots well in my rifles ...

Shoots well in my rifles (win 70 and Rem 700). Good quality control. Have fired 6-7 boxes of this over three years. Find it very consistent.Have shot two elk with these bullets side-on, one at 100 yards, the other at about 230 yards. Both went through, big exit wounds, extensive organ damage. One went through both shoulders and held together. Both elk fell over. High sectional density and good bullet construction equals good elk cartridge with low recoil.
- Stan, 2/25/2010

About Federal Premium

Federal Cartridge Company, as we know it today, started in 1922 when Charles Horn purchased Federal Cartridge and Machine out of receivership. Federal’s first products were shotshells, followed by rimfire in 1924. In 1976, Federal Premium was launched, combining boutique bullets with premium propellants and nickel-plated brass to create the “best of the best” in centerfire ammunition. Over a century later, MidwayUSA offers a complete spectrum of Federal ammunition, ranging from shotshell offerings like: Top-Gun, High Over All, Game Loads, Gold Medal Grand, and Prairie Storm; and centerfire rifle ammunition such as Fusion, Power-Shok, Gold Medal Match, Meat Eater; to centerfire pistol ammunition: HST, Punch, and American Eagle. Federal continues to manufacture rimfire ammo in the form of AutoMatch, Champion, and Game-shok. Federal supports handloaders with standard: small pistol, small rifle, large pistol, large rifle, 209 shotshell primers, and the Gold Medal-series match primers.

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Nosler Trophy Grade Ammunition 270 Winchester 130 Grain AccuBond Box of 20

Nosler Trophy Grade ammunition is high quality, production-run ammunition manufactured to strict tolerances and inspected as it is hand-packaged. Trophy Grade features Nosler Custom brass and the dependable, high performing bullets you know and trust.

This Trophy Grade ammunition is loaded with Nosler's AccuBond bonded core bullet. Through a proprietary bonding process that eliminates voids in the bullet core, AccuBond marries Nosler's traditional copper-alloy jacket with its special lead-alloy core. The result is a bullet that flies true, penetrates deep, won't cause extensive barrel fouling, and will retain 60-70% of its weight. The white polymer tip helps protect against deformation while initiating expansion upon impact.

What Customers Are Saying

Is it worth the extra money ?

As an Outfitter and a hunter I get to see it all too often. $500 to $5000 rifle, $200 to $2000 glass, $300 to $ 500 for the camo and boots, license, tags, lodging, calls, packs, stands and every new gadget anyone can find all in the name of that elusive trophy that will fill the freezer and sit proudly over the fireplace for years to come. Then it comes time to purchase the only thing that will actually make contact with the game and now they want to save five or ten bucks on a box of ammo. If you don't load your own ammo then NOSLER Custom is about as good as it gets. With brass prices and the high cost of components today, whenever I purchase a new rifle, or recommend one for a friend or client, I strongly recommend they get 5 boxes of Nosler Custom which will provide a lifetime of re-loadable brass and a great baseline to work up the perfect handload for future hunts. I have no problem with any man trying to save some money whenever they can but you must have a reliable gun that shoots where you know it...
- Retired Navy Chief, 11/5/2014

About Nosler

In 1946, John Amos Nosler was hunting moose in British Columbia. The bullets he was using failed to penetrate deeply enough for a fast kill. This flaw inspired Nosler to develop a new bullet design, one that would not only expand at low velocities but also be robust enough for high-velocity impacts and deep penetration. Two years later, the Nosler Partition Bullet Company was formed in Oregon to sell the new Partition bullets. MidwayUSA offers a complete line of Nosler bullets, ammo, and brass including Assured Stopping Power (ASP), Ballistic Tip, Defense Handgun, Expansion Tip Lead-Free, Match Grade, Trophy Grade, Trophy Grade Long Range, Varmageddon, Accumbond, Accubond Long Range, Combined Technology Ballistic Silvertip, Custom Competition Match, Partition, Reduced Drag Factor (RDF), Solid Dangerous Game. Nosler Model 48 and Model 21 rifles are also offered in popular calibers to suit the needs of premium hunters. Shoot with confidence knowing at Nosler it’s always “Quality First”.

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