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Old 06-25-2018, 02:25 PM   #51
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Not to my experience. Killed whitetail with both 7mm Mag and 308 and got minimal expansion out of either.
Gotta hit something fairly hard. Lung shot will pass through. My 7 mag is chunking a 180 fast and I have taken lots of different angles on deer within 200 yards. Every one blew up bad. DRT.

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Old 07-11-2018, 04:21 PM   #52
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I have bought some of the ELD-X bullets for my 6.5 and my feedback is mixed, and I have not even pulled the trigger on an animal.
1.) shooting through a Chrono, muzzle velocities varied as much as 85 FPS from the same box! Shooting from two different boxes I found that the average MV (5 **** strings) from the two different boxes was off by 27 FPS. Both of these are unacceptable.
2) shooting at 100 yards, from 2 diff rifles, they held tiny groups. At 300, they went to crap due to the wide variance in MV.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:43 PM   #53
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I have bought some of the ELD-X bullets for my 6.5 and my feedback is mixed, and I have not even pulled the trigger on an animal.
1.) shooting through a Chrono, muzzle velocities varied as much as 85 FPS from the same box! Shooting from two different boxes I found that the average MV (5 **** strings) from the two different boxes was off by 27 FPS. Both of these are unacceptable.
2) shooting at 100 yards, from 2 diff rifles, they held tiny groups. At 300, they went to crap due to the wide variance in MV.
Yeah, that's unacceptable, but more a function of the load than the bullets. I occasionally run factory ammo if I just don't have time to load, but for the most part, it's reloads for me, especially for long range. I can usually get my velocity SD down to single digits on my hand loads. I'm more interested in terminal performance of the projectiles themselves.

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Old 07-11-2018, 04:52 PM   #54
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I had load as well, but bought these to get some fire formed brass since I neck size on my precision rifles, and wanted to see how these bullets grouped. Running them
Through the chrono was an eye opener.
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