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#6999161 - 12/16/17 07:59 PM 143 ELD X Performance
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This 143 grain ELD X was removed from the left jaw bone of the Mule deer I shot after traveling from the right side of the back of his neck from 187 yards. The bullet was shot out of my 6.5x47 traveling 2670 fps.

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#6999179 - 12/16/17 08:18 PM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Cattleman]
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That’s some pretty serious penetration. I can’t tell from the pic, but how much of the lead was left? What was your overall impression of the bullet’s performance?
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#6999192 - 12/16/17 08:33 PM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Cattleman]
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The lead at the base of the bullet looks to still be intact the rest is just copper jacket. I really like the performance I've killed several whitetail and none of the took more than 10 steps . Most fell where they were shot due to neck shots. My daughter shot a buck in the shoulder from 172 yards and broke both shoulders he went maybe 10 yards on his nose. Coyotes don't stand a chance neither do pigs. I would shoot an Elk with them if had a chance.

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#6999215 - 12/16/17 09:02 PM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Cattleman]
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They’re awesome on elk and I had a 1shot kill on an oryx with that bullet.
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#6999636 - 12/17/17 11:16 AM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Cattleman]
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How about WT Deer, too much bullet? Will it expand or make a .264 hole in and out?
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#6999819 - 12/17/17 01:00 PM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
How about WT Deer, too much bullet?


Fo real?

A 6.5 Creedmoor is now too much bullet for a whitetail?
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#6999820 - 12/17/17 01:00 PM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
How about WT Deer, too much bullet? Will it expand or make a .264 hole in and out?


Buzz,

You worried about lack of expansion? I can't imagine ELDX having issues especially with a plastic tip and lead core.
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#6999835 - 12/17/17 01:21 PM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Cattleman]
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#6999873 - 12/17/17 02:20 PM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Cattleman]
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Shoot them in the neck and you won't have to worry about a thing.

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#6999946 - 12/17/17 04:02 PM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
How about WT Deer, too much bullet?


Fo real?

A 6.5 Creedmoor is now too much bullet for a whitetail?


roflmao

Maybe he needs a .22 tackdriver, just put one in the ear. He is capable.

Buzz, relax brother. An ELD X out of a Creedmoor will get the job done. up I have two boxes and not opened them yet until I am done with the load development for the Hybrids. They are next and going to try them out before the season ends.


Edited by TackDriver (12/17/17 04:06 PM)

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#7000018 - 12/17/17 05:15 PM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Cattleman]
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Originally Posted By: Cattleman
Shoot them in the neck and you won't have to worry about a thing.


gotcha, 140 Elite Hunter 100 yard doe facing me, aimed for white patch on throat





Edited by Buzzsaw (12/17/17 05:17 PM)
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#7000740 - 12/18/17 09:31 AM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
doe facing me, aimed for white patch on throat


I'm glad you clarified...I thought you had shot the neighbors dog bolt





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#7001928 - 12/18/17 10:50 PM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Cattleman]
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That poor deer needed a biscuit.

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#7005945 - 12/21/17 03:48 PM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Cattleman]
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I shot two deer this year with them and both did the job. The big 9pt went about 100 yards due to my shot placement. I recovered the bullet from that one that I will try to post a pic when I get home. It was a quartering away shot that I hit at the rear of the left rib-cage and recovered the bullet in the right shoulder still intact with a close to perfect mushroom.
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#7006495 - 12/21/17 10:13 PM Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Cattleman]
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my buddy uses them in his creedmoor, seen it go through the head , down the neck and exit behind the shoulder of a 140lb hog
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