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#7021415 - 01/02/18 10:42 AM Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X
Teamjefe Offline
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Is anyone out there shooting this round through their Tikka .308? I normally shoot Core-Lockt but this year I have shot two deer with poor performance.

I know this is a popular bullet in the 143 grain size coming from a 6.5mm but had not seen anyone shooting the 178gr from a 308

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#7021433 - 01/02/18 10:52 AM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: Teamjefe]
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Not in the 308 flavor but in the 30-06. It hits like a wrecking ball. Iíve shot a bobcat, coyote, and pig with it and all 3 have had massive holes. The cat was so bad the taxidermist couldnít repair it.
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#7021452 - 01/02/18 11:00 AM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: Teamjefe]
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Jefe,

You reloading or using factory ammo?
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#7021454 - 01/02/18 11:02 AM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: scottfromdallas]
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He said he shoots core loks

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#7021459 - 01/02/18 11:04 AM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
He said he shoots core loks


Some people reload Core Lokts but I think you are right in that most people don't so it's likely factory ammo.

Edit- He said Precision Hunter in the title so now I know I'm wrong about reloading. I have failed on this thread. I'm leaving now. hanged


Edited by scottfromdallas (01/02/18 11:08 AM)
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#7021629 - 01/02/18 12:48 PM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
Jefe,

You reloading or using factory ammo?


I use factory ammo...I was using the Remington Core-Lokt 150gr PSP but like I mentioned it hasn't performed well this year on game. I was on a hunt in Freer and the bullet hit behind the shoulder and exploded. Not much penetration at all. Almost cost me a deer.

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#7021659 - 01/02/18 01:08 PM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: Teamjefe]
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I still consider myself new to reloading and have only loaded 168gr match. I plan to switch to a hunting bullet so I'm weighing in only to see what other say about the ELD-X in .308
This should be in ammo section, no?


Edited by garyrapp55 (01/02/18 01:09 PM)

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#7021679 - 01/02/18 01:15 PM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: Teamjefe]
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shot a few pigs and deer with the 178 ELDX out of my 18" AR10, very, very dead.. same with it in my 6.5 Creedmoor and loading up some 150s for my 7mm08
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#7021696 - 01/02/18 01:23 PM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: Teamjefe]
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I have loaded a bunch of the 178 ELD-X, from 308, 30-06 and 300 WM. All have done very well. Reports on animals have been great, also. I loaded over 3000 rounds for a guy in my bulk ammo with the 178 ELD-X and he and his customers killed a bunch of critters with it, mainly pigs. He liked it a lot to order a large quantity.
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#7021701 - 01/02/18 01:27 PM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: Teamjefe]
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Successfully used the 143 grain ELD-X with my 6.5 Creedmoor and the 178 grain ELD-X with my 308 Win. Jackrabbits, coyotes, bobcats, wild hogs, axis deer, Coues whitetail and one water buffalo fell last year. They're working well for me so I'll continue to use them with these two rifles.

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#7021762 - 01/02/18 02:13 PM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: Teamjefe]
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I prefer core loks for my 308.

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#7021899 - 01/02/18 03:42 PM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I have loaded a bunch of the 178 ELD-X, from 308, 30-06 and 300 WM. All have done very well. Reports on animals have been great, also. I loaded over 3000 rounds for a guy in my bulk ammo with the 178 ELD-X and he and his customers killed a bunch of critters with it, mainly pigs. He liked it a lot to order a large quantity.


Chad
Wasn't there a great pic of this? stacked on a table I think.


To the OP I'm in the process of load development for 178's in my irrelevant 30-06 at the moment. Ive heard only good things.
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#7021938 - 01/02/18 04:03 PM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: ccoker]
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Originally Posted By: ccoker
shot a few pigs and deer with the 178 ELDX out of my 18" AR10, very, very dead.. same with it in my 6.5 Creedmoor and loading up some 150s for my 7mm08


So the 178 works well out of a 18 inch barrel? Iím hoping to find a hunting round for my 18 inch AR 10 that will double as a very accurate round out of my 24 inch bolt gun. Hoping itís as accurate or better than the FederL Gold Metal Match 168
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#7022003 - 01/02/18 04:38 PM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: Teal28]
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Originally Posted By: Teal28
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I have loaded a bunch of the 178 ELD-X, from 308, 30-06 and 300 WM. All have done very well. Reports on animals have been great, also. I loaded over 3000 rounds for a guy in my bulk ammo with the 178 ELD-X and he and his customers killed a bunch of critters with it, mainly pigs. He liked it a lot to order a large quantity.


Chad
Wasn't there a great pic of this? stacked on a table I think.


Actually same customer, but the picture was 2000 rounds of precision 300 Win Mag loaded with 212 ELD-X and Norma brass. It was a hefty order! The 308 order was done in 2 different orders, but same customer.
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#7022018 - 01/02/18 04:49 PM Re: Hornady Precision Hunter .308 178gr ELD-X [Re: Teal28]
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Originally Posted By: Teal28
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I have loaded a bunch of the 178 ELD-X, from 308, 30-06 and 300 WM. All have done very well. Reports on animals have been great, also. I loaded over 3000 rounds for a guy in my bulk ammo with the 178 ELD-X and he and his customers killed a bunch of critters with it, mainly pigs. He liked it a lot to order a large quantity.
in my irrelevant 30-06

irrelevant 30-06, that's humorous

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