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#6999618 - 12/17/17 11:06 AM 143 ELD-X killer?
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I suk at searching so has anyone actually killed a deer with this bullet?

Tell me about your shot, re; distance, FPS, shot placement.....

load data if ya got it. I got plenty of NH-4350

my gun is #1 contour, 21"
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#6999774 - 12/17/17 12:05 PM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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163 ELD-X out of a 7mm-08, on a hog neck, want to know about that?
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#6999779 - 12/17/17 12:09 PM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Take a look in the reloading section.
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#6999816 - 12/17/17 12:57 PM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Buzz..... My 10 yo son took a 10 point WT about a month ago shooting the 143gr ELD-X out of his 6.5 creedmor. Shot was 83yds, broadside with his head to the left, rear to the right. When my son shot I was watching through my binocs. When he fired I was 100% convinced he missed as I did not see impact nor the deer flinch as though he had been hit. The buck did not run, yet took 6-8 slow steps after the shot and paused by a bush. As he was chambering another round while I was screaming at him to because he missed, the death wobble began and down he went. Bullet placement was mid height directly behind the shoulder. Impact wound was pinky size, exit wound was half dollar size. Upon gutting the buck, he blew straight through the lungs and liver. From looking at the lung and liver and the amount of destruction and the size of the exit wound I was happy with the apparent bullet expansion.

These 143gr ELD-X were the Hornady factory match loads one can purchase off the shelf. I don't know what "real" ballistic data is on them just the printed nonsense on the outside of the box. He is shooting a Browning X-Bolt.


Edited by Theringworm (12/17/17 12:58 PM)

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#6999822 - 12/17/17 01:03 PM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: Theringworm]
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Originally Posted By: Theringworm
These 143gr ELD-X were the Hornady factory match loads one can purchase off the shelf. I don't know what "real" ballistic data is on them just the printed nonsense on the outside of the box.


I had two customers out last week shooting 6.5 Creedmoor each. Both were using Hornady ammo. On their boxes, it was listed at 2700 fps MV. And according to their trajectory to 800 yards, that velocity is true.
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#6999837 - 12/17/17 01:23 PM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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two very good replies up
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#6999844 - 12/17/17 01:37 PM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Yep, 143 grain ELD-X. About 265 yards bang flop. Very slightly quartering away, 2760fps.




Edited by Elkhunter49 (12/17/17 01:42 PM)
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#6999856 - 12/17/17 01:50 PM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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^^Excellent photo sir.
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#6999897 - 12/17/17 02:50 PM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Here is a list of the animals and distance I have seen or shot myself in the last month with the 143gr ELD-x
7x7 elk @ 175yds- reload
Cow elk @150 yds- reload
148’ buck @75 yds- factory
151’ buck at 30 yds factory
201’ buck at 250 yds- factory
Doe @90yds- factory
doe@372yds- factory
Doe @70 yds- factory
Doe @ 472 yds- factory

Yesterday I used the 135 Berger Classic bullet loaded in the 6.5 SAUM 4s to take a Red Stag that was so old he only had one tooth left. Also shot three does 498/702/80 yards and then a Buck that will go about 145-150 at 355 yards. On the Whitetails all were pass-thru’s


Edited by DStroud (12/17/17 02:55 PM)
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#7000001 - 12/17/17 05:04 PM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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loading some for testing , 42.4 h4350, 2.870al


Edited by Buzzsaw (12/17/17 05:05 PM)
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#7000007 - 12/17/17 05:08 PM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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^^DStroud wins.

Buzz, don't forget 42.0 42.2 42.6 42.8 and 43.0 gr
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#7000109 - 12/17/17 06:42 PM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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thanks jg!
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#7000111 - 12/17/17 06:44 PM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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42.4? peep
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#7000284 - 12/17/17 09:02 PM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: P_102]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
loading some for testing , 42.4 h4350, 2.870al
Originally Posted By: P_102
42.4? peep
trout
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#7000492 - 12/18/17 06:38 AM Re: 143 ELD-X killer? [Re: P_102]
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Originally Posted By: P_102
42.4? peep


I don't get it P
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