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143 ELD X Performance #6999161
12/17/17 01:59 AM
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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.

Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Cattleman] #6999179
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Thatís some pretty serious penetration. I canít tell from the pic, but how much of the lead was left? What was your overall impression of the bulletís performance?


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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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Theyíre awesome on elk and I had a 1shot kill on an oryx with that bullet.


Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Cattleman] #6999636
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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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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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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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Re: 143 ELD X Performance [Re: Cattleman] #6999873
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Shoot them in the neck and you won't have to worry about a thing.

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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.

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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




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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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That poor deer needed a biscuit.

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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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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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Originally Posted By: JLP83
That poor deer needed a biscuit.


That poor deer needed about 3 more years.....I'm almost certain it is a fawn, not a doe. roflmao

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Update. 11 year old daughter of one my friends/ coworker used a 143ELDX from 6.5 CM I loaded yesterday to take a Spike Bull Elk this afternoon. 40 yard shot dropped it in itís tracks.
Tried to add photo but still no luck doing that from iPad??

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