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#6220873 - 03/12/16 01:13 PM ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit???
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Getting ready to begin loading some break-in rounds for the new 6.5 Creed. I know every barrel/rifle is different, yada yada. but in the interest of saving some time.....those of you who have experimented with these new bullets already, where do the like to be in OAL? touching...off .002.....or more in your rifles?
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#6221010 - 03/12/16 04:04 PM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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My 6.5 Creed 140 ELDMs preferred .005 of the lands. I have not anything less so may have some upward potential jammed or nearly jammed.
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#6221027 - 03/12/16 04:20 PM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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sounds good Big
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#6224025 - 03/15/16 08:55 AM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I've been shooting the ELDX's and they like .005 off the lands. Haven't tried to kiss or jam, shooting good out to 600 with the 6.5CM and 300WM, haven't got a chance to get past 600 yet but they shoot just as good or better than the berger hybrids. Also found they are shooting a hair faster than the bergers through the chrono. 143gr in 6.5CM @ 2680 200gr in 300WM @ 2900.

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#6224055 - 03/15/16 09:20 AM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Fyi Buzz the 140 eld m a lot of guys are finding has a slightly higher bc than advertised.
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#6224097 - 03/15/16 10:02 AM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
Fyi Buzz the 140 eld m a lot of guys are finding has a slightly higher bc than advertised.


Well, that's an unusual, nice surprise.
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#6224273 - 03/15/16 12:58 PM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: dee
Fyi Buzz the 140 eld m a lot of guys are finding has a slightly higher bc than advertised.


Well, that's an unusual, nice surprise.


Especially seeing as they used dopler data to get bc but .320 is the number that works well for most.
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#6224326 - 03/15/16 01:56 PM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: dee]
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Pretty salty!
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#6224330 - 03/15/16 02:00 PM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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My thoughts too and $10 cheaper per 100 than hybrids.
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#6224334 - 03/15/16 02:05 PM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: dee]
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Exactly.

I was willing to run Berger's back in the day, but I got the A-Max to shoot better. A dime a bullet cheaper was a welcome side effect.
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#6224343 - 03/15/16 02:15 PM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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It's making me take a closer look at 6.5x47 again but the new 162 eldm might make me break the 7mm AI out for matches again.
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#6224420 - 03/15/16 03:44 PM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: dee]
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Now you're talkin. wink
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#6225125 - 03/16/16 02:50 AM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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DEE, they make a 175 ELD in 7mm.

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#6225151 - 03/16/16 06:09 AM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Oh I know but a few factors keep me from jumping that heavy. First and main factor is the twist on the barrel likely wouldn't do well. I also doubt I could push it fast enough to show an advantage over the 160-162gr stuff.
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#6225225 - 03/16/16 08:12 AM Re: ELD M and ELD X where do they like to sit??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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1:9 or 1:8 Dee?

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