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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2018, 06:45:04 AM »
They shoot sub moa in a savage 7mm that I have and when I shot a deer last year the bullet killed the deer fast so I guess that's good. In my tikka 7mm and Browning Abolt 338 they shot very poor groups so went with another brand.

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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2018, 07:03:05 AM »
The eldx is a fine bullet but it's not some magic whiz bang unicorn bullet.  It's a high BC cup and core bullet.  I shot the 212 in my 300wsm the last season and a half.   Very easy bullet to load.  Seemed like any powder charge i threw at it, it would shoot half minute.  They are a bit on the slow side though.  6 deer and two elk and I've found 6 jackets.  Jacket and core separation was almost a guarantee (which is fine).  Shots were from 95 out to 802.  Back to Berger for me.   :twocents:
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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2018, 07:10:24 AM »
All they are is a high BC SST, so plan accordingly.

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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2018, 10:58:09 AM »
Shooting them out of my 6.5-60AI, very happy with them.  Not sure they do anything a Berger 140 wouldn't but they're good and I've found excellent consistency from box to box.

They do well accuracy-wise at a hair over 3100.  Haven't killed anything with them yet except rocks and steel.  Just like with the Bergers or any bullet, shoot them behind the shoulder and they die  :dunno:
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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2018, 11:39:14 AM »
Shot a few of the 175 ELD-X bullets in my 7mm Blaser Mag.  They seem to shoot pretty well and compared to my 180 Berger "go to" load, they shot about 60 fps faster.

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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2018, 05:38:29 PM »
If you're comfortable using Bergers on game then I imagine you'd be happy with the ELD-X. If I were to pick between the two I'd go with the Hornady. The plastic tip on the ELD-X reduces the potential for nose damage, which is a big reason for the bullet "failures" that people see.

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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2018, 07:06:24 PM »

Here’s a 250gn Berger failure entrance hole for you guys this buck dropped in its tracks and jumped up and took off about 500 yards until I caught back up with him


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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2018, 07:30:48 PM »
Was that an EH?
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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2018, 07:49:48 PM »
Was that an EH?

Entrance hole? If so yeah it was, I can see it it was slowmo it expanded the size of a basketball before it broke. Legs sucked up and he bounced off the ground when he hit them he got back up and took off
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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2018, 07:54:16 PM »

Here’s a 250gn Berger failure entrance hole for you guys this buck dropped in its tracks and jumped up and took off about 500 yards until I caught back up with him

It blew up the shoulder and split him into halves! :chuckle:

Was that an EH?

Entrance hole? If so yeah it was, I can see it it was slowmo it expanded the size of a basketball before it broke. Legs sucked up and he bounced off the ground when he hit them he got back up and took off

He means Elite Hunter; Berger offers 250gr OTMs and 250gr Elite Hunters. The EH line is designed to expand better than the OTMs.
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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2018, 07:55:21 PM »

Here’s a 250gn Berger failure entrance hole for you guys this buck dropped in its tracks and jumped up and took off about 500 yards until I caught back up with him

It blew up the shoulder and split him into halves! :chuckle:

Was that an EH?

Entrance hole? If so yeah it was, I can see it it was slowmo it expanded the size of a basketball before it broke. Legs sucked up and he bounced off the ground when he hit them he got back up and took off

He means Elite Hunter; Berger offers 250gr OTMs and 250gr Elite Hunters. The EH line is designed to expand better than the OTMs.

looks like it expanded!
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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2018, 08:08:45 PM »
Yes elite hunter is what I meant.   A shot like that behind the shoulder would have been drt
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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2018, 08:32:11 PM »
Nope it was an otm they seem to work fine for me at longer distance. They seem to have worked like they should at 625 on my elk this year but not worth a dam up close. I’ve shot several other deer  “behind the shoulder shots” with similar results one at about 150 yards and the other just over 200 yards. Accurate bullets? Yes Long range terminal performance? Yes General all purpose bullet? No
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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2018, 08:43:48 PM »
Like I said earlier in this thread. Many of bergers failures are attributable to people using match bullets to hunt with and taking non vitals shots.  Otm’s are not designed for hunting. Will they work? Yes. Can they fail? Yes  do many folks attribute the failure to be bergers fault? Yes. Are they correct? No
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Re: Hornady ELD-X????
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2018, 08:47:50 PM »
Ok....moose and bear!!!!   Will the bullet perform??  I sure hope so cause so far it is the only bullet this gun likes. 

 

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