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7mm 162 gr ELD-X did great on whitetail. #7032530
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Hunting a wheat field this morning with my 17" 7mm-08 A.I. Doe at 285 yards, vitals, did the stiff leg fall over.

Spike at 265 yards, quartering away, vitals, made a 20 yard lap, and piled up. Maybe I can get autopsy pics to load, later.

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17 inch barrel, dang. I am used to 26, lol.

Excellent. up

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Those whitetails are tough

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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Those whitetails are tough


It's new bullet, foo.

The question has been asked here, fairly recently.



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Still an all time favorite cartridge for me.


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How does it perform on deer sized stuff under 100 yds?

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Originally Posted By: Jgraider
How does it perform on deer sized stuff under 100 yds?


200 pound hog, in and out the center of the neck from 30 yards. Only close range experience I have with it yet.



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On the quartering deer, this morning @ 265 yards. It entered on the last rib left side, passed through both lungs and came out the center of the right shoulder.
Entry 3/4", exit 1 1/2". So a diagonal pass through. The lungs were liquid.

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Originally Posted By: Jgraider
How does it perform on deer sized stuff under 100 yds?


I shot a buck quartering last year at 83yds with a eld m with great results. Behind the impact shoulder and fist size exit in front of the off side shoulder.


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Good to hear. Iím planning on throwing things together enough to shoot a couple does with the 175ís. Theyíll be going just a bit faster than that to see what higher impact velocities do to them.


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Iím sure someone would gladly post the pics for you if you emailed them

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Deer number 3 this evening.

250 yards, 90į broadside. Missed a rib on the way in, so 7mm hole. 1 1/4" exit.



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Originally Posted By: SR025
Iím sure someone would gladly post the pics for you if you emailed them


I've texted them to Chad and Dee
I don't know if that'll work.



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Looking forward to seeing the pics if they can get them up.


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How are these different than the Amax?


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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
How are these different than the Amax?


As far as I know, the ELD-M is the same bullet, basically, with a heat resistant tip.

The ELD-X, that JG is using, and that Hornady designed to hunt, is similar to the ELD-M, but with a thicker jacket for more controlled expansion.


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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
How are these different than the Amax?


Stronger, faster, better!!!



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Originally Posted By: dee
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How does it perform on deer sized stuff under 100 yds?


I shot a buck quartering last year at 83yds with a eld m with great results. Behind the impact shoulder and fist size exit in front of the off side shoulder.


Good deal. My son shot a really nice muley buck with his 260 and 140 ELDM. Performed well. I was really curious about the ELDX though since they shoot so well in my 6.5.

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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
How are these different than the Amax?


Stronger, faster, better!!!


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Phone pics, managed to email them to myself and get them loaded via laptop.

This was a spike at 265 yards. Top pick is entry, the bullet clipped the last rib on the way in. Deer was obviously quartering away. I was facing north, and he was facing north west. Point of aim was exactly where entry was.


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This is exit. I don't like tearing up a shoulder, as this was a meat hunt, but I gotta do, what I gotta do.


7mm 162 gr. ELD-X, MV 2640 fps. The bullet works!



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250 yard doe. 7mm entry, as it slipped right between ribs. Missed both shoulders, though.


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That entry didn't disrupt the guts?


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Originally Posted By: redchevy
That entry didn't disrupt the guts?


It did not. The angle of pass-through was all well forward of the diaphragm. And I found no bullet fragments anywhere in all the deer hit with it. I could not be more pleased with the bullet's performance.



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hummm, no neck shots? bolt

I know, you were testing for terminal ballistic data for the ELDX




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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
hummm, no neck shots? bolt

I know, you were testing for terminal ballistic data for the ELDX




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Not this time, Buzz. Two reasons for no brainstem shots. I really wanted to see what this bullet did, on vitals. And, two, I had a seriously modified position. I had to get into my competition shooting brain, and "game it". Rifle balanced ahead of the mag well, backpack in my lap. I just didn't feel still enough for a brainstem shot.



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