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Old 11-08-2017, 06:30 AM   #1
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Me and my brother were invited to go deer killing.
This was far from hunting but very fun. I killed 2 doe, and a spike with my 18" grendel; it did no less damage than my brothers 270.
I took 2 broadside and one almost frontal down into the heart.
I was using Hornady black, and I must say the damage was perfect ; all bullets exited so I'm not certain of weight retention.
This maybe the best whitetail cartridge I've ever played with.
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:00 AM   #2
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Congratulations on the deer. I would be careful using that ammo( you obviously made great shots) but those bullets are not designed for big game. From what I know they are match ammo and probably won't expand properly. If the shot is not perfect it could lead to a lost deer. I'm not trying to get up in your business. I just looked at there web sight and found the info.
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:05 AM   #3
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Congrats, I went on a shooting spree this last weekend my self. I shot a badger, and 2 turkeys with my grendel. Did they deer you shot run or did they drop?


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Old 11-08-2017, 07:35 AM   #4
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1 made it maybe 25 yards.
The bullet opened well and made a mess every time.
The bullets are built like the sst
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:44 AM   #5
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So just to confirm you were using eld match bullet? What sized deer? Hill Country or South Texas?

Evidently there is a big debate on using this ammo/bullet on medium game and up. Lots of long range shooters have used the A-Max for years with good results. The ELD-M is supposedly the replacement.

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Old 11-08-2017, 07:44 AM   #6
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Thatís good to know Iím shooting the hornady black ammo as well


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Old 11-08-2017, 08:39 AM   #7
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The little 6.5 Grendel. is a good little round. I plan on putting one together someday. Got some pieces, but no barrel yet. I was going to build a 6.5 Grendel, then got talked into doing a 270 AR. That is a very nice little round, but not a great choice for a AR-15. Maybe a AR-10. I may replace the 270 AR barrel with a 6.5 Grendel barrel, not sure at this point.

Sounds like the little round worked very well for you, that's good to know. I have read a lot about it, I have liked what I have read so far. I am definitely going to build one some day, just not sure, if I am going to pull the 270 AR barrel off or build another gun.
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:45 AM   #8
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I have gotten to the point that unless I am going long range (300 RUM) or unless my dad takes it all I hunt with is the Grendel.
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:05 AM   #9
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It's basically a lead hollow point with a plastic tip and thin jacket.
Expansion is not an issue, weight retention maybe.
I would not shoot into a shoulder but it's great on rib shots
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:47 AM   #10
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I have used 178gr Amax bullets since they came out with them in my 308. I've killed lots of deer and large hogs through the shoulder they preformed perfectly. I also worked up a load for a friend who has taken 2 elk with his 308 and these bullets. the amax was a very good bullet & I expect the ELD to be even better.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:10 AM   #11
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Shot this dude last year at 175 yards with Hornady SST. He wouldn't stop walking. Put it in the boilermaker. He fell immediately.

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Old 11-09-2017, 09:40 AM   #12
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I use Amax no issues. So does a buddy. No issues with the eldm as well. Now with that said if Iím shooting something bigger than whitetail then maybe step it up. But I watched a guy on tv go to Africa with a 162amax on tv and had no issues. And I had a 130gr SST splash on me. I donít believe bulletin selection in Texas really matters.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:01 AM   #13
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I like it too! Didn't know they quit making the Amax bullets. I still have 3 boxes of 123gr. The ELD replaces the Amax?
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:19 PM   #14
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The ELD-X and ELD-M are designed for different things.

"Another downside of using match bullets for hunting is high-velocity (close range impacts tend to make match bullets fragment on impact and not reach penetration depths needed for humane kills on game."

https://www.hornady.com/assets/site/...al_Details.pdf

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Old 11-09-2017, 03:16 PM   #15
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I have taken multiple deer with my Grendel. Love it. But I also shoot for shoulders


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Old 11-09-2017, 07:59 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 35remington View Post
The ELD-X and ELD-M are designed for different things.

"Another downside of using match bullets for hunting is high-velocity (close range impacts tend to make match bullets fragment on impact and not reach penetration depths needed for humane kills on game."

https://www.hornady.com/assets/site/...al_Details.pdf
Grendel is pretty slow
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:33 PM   #17
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I am rarely (well never) a proponent of using match bullets for hunting but as mentioned above at the lower velocities of the Grendel they may actually perform ok.


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