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#7104344 - 03/07/18 06:00 PM 140 ELD match for hunting
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
I know we beat this up with the A-max

has anyone killed deer with the ELDM in their 6.5 Creedmoor?

I'm asking because I helped my BIL sight in his new Browning Hells Canyon Long Range 6.5 Creedmoor yesterday. dang thing almost shot this factory load into a half inch
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#7104359 - 03/07/18 06:11 PM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: Buzzsaw]
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My son has the same rifle Buzz and my best 3 shot group with the 120g ELD-M was .25 inches & the 140g was .75 inches. The 143g ELDX was 1.25 inches. All of the bad press on the ELDM for taking game that I read online made me make him shoot his buck w/ the 143g ELDX.

I would love to know the same. Any real world experi nice from anyone?

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#7104402 - 03/07/18 06:58 PM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Are they similar in construction to the Amax? If so, I killed several deer and a lot of pigs with the Amax.

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#7104418 - 03/07/18 07:08 PM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Tell him not be a cheapskate and buy some factory 143 ELDX ammo for $25.


Edited by scottfromdallas (03/07/18 07:09 PM)
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#7104485 - 03/07/18 08:09 PM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I shot 2 pigs with them out of my 260 and wasn't impressed. Had to shoot them both twice at close range after tracking them down.

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#7104499 - 03/07/18 08:37 PM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: scottfromdallas]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
Tell him not be a cheapskate and buy some factory 143 ELDX ammo for $25.


where are they $25? IM IN
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#7104606 - 03/07/18 11:13 PM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
Tell him not be a cheapskate and buy some factory 143 ELDX ammo for $25.


where are they $25? IM IN


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#7104698 - 03/08/18 07:22 AM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: TexFlip]
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
Tell him not be a cheapskate and buy some factory 143 ELDX ammo for $25.


where are they $25? IM IN




They charge 8$ a box for shipping and handling. I just tried to order 3 boxes and the shipping was $24.99. No way.
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#7104703 - 03/08/18 07:25 AM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: Buzzsaw]
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yep, that's where they killya

Cabelas had some, $40 bang
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#7104753 - 03/08/18 08:23 AM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: Buzzsaw]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Ammo Freedom is $92 shipped for 3 boxes. Pretty decent. Bud's is $270 for a case of 10 with free shipping. I'd go halves on a case but I'm in Lubbock.
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#7104765 - 03/08/18 08:33 AM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: Buzzsaw]
Adchunts Offline
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Loc: New Braunfels, TX
Bought these locally:



They seem to group OK at 100:


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#7104793 - 03/08/18 09:02 AM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: Buzzsaw]
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My son shot this nice muley buck this past November with his Tikka 260 CTR. The only factory ammo he could find locally was the Hornady Match 130 ELDM. Not sure I would have recommended this as hunting ammo, but I couldn't argue with the results, one shot, 200 yds.




This is the quarter sized exit hole, right behind the shoulder.


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#7104831 - 03/08/18 09:30 AM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
I recommend Chads 140 gr. Amax. Why spend more when you don't have to?

They group really well and put the smackdown on what they hit just like my 308 Amax I get from Chad.
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#7104842 - 03/08/18 09:39 AM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: Buzzsaw]
Jgraider Offline
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Registered: 06/13/15
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Loc: West Texas
I'd be as much or more concerned about how these match/high BC "hunting" bullets perform at ranges under 100 yds opposed to 500. I killed my big muley last year at a whopping 40 yds, and was glad I had an accubond and not a VLD.

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#7104849 - 03/08/18 09:45 AM Re: 140 ELD match for hunting [Re: Buzzsaw]
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143 EDLX has worked great for pigs and deer out of my 6.5 at all sorts of ranges
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