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#6158235 - 01/27/16 04:52 PM Hornady ELD-X's are here..........
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UPS man brought me present today. Has anyone started loading these yet ? Have 200. Gonna try in the 308 and the 300WM. Hope to load some up tonight. Gonna roll with the Amax recipe. Anybody else have any insider scoop, Im listening.....


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#6158264 - 01/27/16 05:16 PM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: Murphscout]
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Mmmmmmmmm. I bet they taste like chicken!
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#6158634 - 01/27/16 08:43 PM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: Murphscout]
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Loaded up 30 tonight for the Creedmoor for an elk hunt this weekend. I stayed slightly below max at 41gr of H4350 which is grouping really well for my hunting purpose.

I'm hoping to have pics Sunday with how they perform on animals.
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#6159097 - 01/28/16 08:34 AM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: Murphscout]
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So the box suggests 1:12 twist will stabilize these?
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#6159328 - 01/28/16 10:58 AM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: Murphscout]
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It suggests that but I'm running 1-10 and 1-11.25.

Range time later today over 44.0 Varget. We shall see


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#6159453 - 01/28/16 12:21 PM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: TCB]
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Originally Posted By: TCB
Loaded up 30 tonight for the Creedmoor for an elk hunt this weekend. I stayed slightly below max at 41gr of H4350 which is grouping really well for my hunting purpose.

I'm hoping to have pics Sunday with how they perform on animals.


6.5 Creedmoor?

Many, many of us run between 42.0 and 43.0 of H-4350 in the 6.5 Creedmoor. FYI
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#6159712 - 01/28/16 03:45 PM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: Murphscout]
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It's kind of interesting. If I remember right Hornady 8th lists max for 6.5CM at 41.8, but like Jason said, pretty much everyone runs it hotter than that.

My pet load right now is 41.7, but only because I haven't pushed above that. Maybe once I chrono it, I'll decide that I want to push it hotter than that. But still, for 500 yard shooting, this load out of a 26" barrel is more than adequate.

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#6159769 - 01/28/16 04:24 PM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: TCB
Loaded up 30 tonight for the Creedmoor for an elk hunt this weekend. I stayed slightly below max at 41gr of H4350 which is grouping really well for my hunting purpose.

I'm hoping to have pics Sunday with how they perform on animals.


6.5 Creedmoor?

Many, many of us run between 42.0 and 43.0 of H-4350 in the 6.5 Creedmoor. FYI


I hear you FJG but I had a short window to get something that was shooting a good group for a cull elk hunt this weekend with my son. He's doing the shooting, so it'll be 150 and in. I'll play with loading it up when I have time to dial it in. At 41gr I'm getting pretty tight cloverleafs at 100 yards, so it'll be up to him this weekend.

I'm anxious to see how they perform on animals.
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#6159858 - 01/28/16 05:26 PM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: Murphscout]
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So am I. A report on the terminal ballistics would be greatly appreciated.
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#6160038 - 01/28/16 07:06 PM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: TCB]
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Well, consistency trumps velocity every time, and touching at 100 is nothing to complain about. I was just letting you know so you're not leaving ~50 fps on the table, if it even matters to you.
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#6160073 - 01/28/16 07:28 PM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: TCB]
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Well, consistency trumps velocity every time, and touching at 100 is nothing to complain about. I was just letting you know so you're not leaving ~50 fps on the table, if it even matters to you.
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#6160119 - 01/28/16 07:52 PM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Well, consistency trumps velocity every time, and touching at 100 is nothing to complain about. I was just letting you know so you're not leaving ~50 fps on the table, if it even matters to you.


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#6160347 - 01/28/16 09:49 PM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: Murphscout]
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I got mine in last week that I intend to load for my 260Ai. I need to shoot my current loads before I give them a try, maybe another week or two. I'm hoping to squeeze in around 48grs of 4831sc with these!
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#6160403 - 01/28/16 10:41 PM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: Murphscout]
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Didnt go so well today. Was rushed and only loaded up 10 at 44.0 varget as this was a nails 178 amax load I used. Sprayed all over the place. Nothing even consistent. Have to wait till next week and fire up some test group spreads. Looks pretty though...lol

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#6161424 - 01/29/16 05:42 PM Re: Hornady ELD-X's are here.......... [Re: Murphscout]
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that's scary. I'm about to test some too.
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