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Old 09-28-2016, 09:51 PM   #34
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Houston,Tx
Hunt In: Edwards and Lavaca co.

Originally Posted by db@100 View Post
About 4:30 this evening a friend called me from Wyoming. He has just finished a elk hunt using a 6.5 Creed. with the 143 ELDX, factory loads. He said the first shot was right behind the shoulder. The bullet hit one rib and exploded. The elk turned around in a circle and he shot again hitting about 1" from the first hole. Neither bullet held together. He said pieces of them were all through the chest and nothing came close to an exit. The elk was about 165 yards. I thought the ELDX was suppose to stay together.
That is pretty shocking. At 165 yards that 143 gr ELDX impacted at only around 2250 fps.
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