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So I am heading to North Central Montana in a month or so. I have taken a few deer there over the years, mostly with my .270WSM and all with Nosler 130 gr Ballistic Tip bullets. They have worked fine. This year, I am tempted to go with a standard .270 Win shooting Hornady Interlock 130 gr bullets. I have found a load that shoots very accurately at around 2900 fps out of the 22" barrel. Since I believe shot placement is the most important when it comes to humanely dispatching game, the question is: should I go with the proven performance of the Nosler (they are quickly becoming prohibitively expensive, but I still have some) and see if I can match the accuracy of the Hornady bullet, or go with the Hornady bullet (I have a good supply of them). I sort of feel like hundreds (or thousands) of deer are taken every year with the Hornady bullet and as long as shot placement is good, it should work fine. But I would appreciate hearing others opinions and experience using the Hornady 130 gr Interlock in a .270 Win on deer. (They can be on the large side when they feed on wheat, lentils and peas) Thanks!
 
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It is what Hornady uses in their American Whitetail line. I have used interlocks a lot deer hunting in non magnum rifles with great results. I consider them controlled expansion as opposed to rapid expansion ballistic tips such as the Nosler or Hornady SSTs. For your magnum, I would say the extra speed would better suit a bonded or monometal for ranges under 200 to limit over expansion of those cup and cores, but probably not an issue for deer sized game.
 
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I'm highly biased toward Swift's Scriocco line, VERY accurate and terminal performance is excellent at a wide range of velocities! They also fly very strait and buck the wind very well! I use them almost exclusively in all my hunting rifles/loads now!
They are sweet but pretty pricey. I was using Nosler Accubonds for awhile, but just can't justify the added expense over standard cup and core for CXP2 game.
 
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Interlocks will work fine. I originally developed a 140gr Accubond load for my 270 and it is very effective on game up to Elk. I wish the bullets were cheaper but how many do I really shoot now that the load is developed? Now that all components are so expensive, I tend to practice with .223, 22lr and a bunch with pcp air rifles. I only shoot 5-15 shots a year through most of my big game rifles. Use what you have confidence in.
 
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Thanks for the feedback. I was out this morning and shot my loads from a bench and over the chronograph. First 3 shot group at 100 yards chronographed 2985 fps, was unbelievable.

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130gr interlock in my 270win was always a solid performer for me on deer. I switched to SST for no good reason.
 

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