Back in the early '80s I got two elk in Montana when I was living there. I used my 270 Win with WW Silvertip ammo -- I used the 130 grain. My dad did a lot of hunting in midcentury, and always used WW ammo with the silvertip bullets. That sentimentality issue may have influenced my choice to buy that particular ammo. I discovered the silvertips to be entirely effective on the two elk I killed. For other game such as mule deer I tended to use handloaded ammo, so -- no silvertips. It's my impression that the WW Silvertip ammo for high-power rifles is no longer manufactured or sold. I do see a type of rifle ammo in the big distributor catalogs that's termed "silvertip." However, I do not think it is the same product. It is not made by Winchester-Western. I am not going to put a "dumb" comment that I think Silvertip bullets are "best" -- everything changes. Maybe WW stopped loading this ammo because their experts came up with a different bullet that is better. I imagine also that Silvertip bullets are expensive to manufacture, since there's an aluminum cap at the tip. This may have had something to do with their being discontinued. I am getting pretty old to do much strenuous hunting any more, but I do still have a box and a half of the Silvertip and still have the .270. So they are on hand if another hunting opportunity offers. Has anyone else had experience with this particular ammo?