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    Hornady ELD-X

    Anyone managed to get their hands on any and have results to report?

    Look very promising

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    Had them on backorder for ages and have yet to see any.

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    Some small reports on the Hornady Precision Hunter ammo in the german Caliber magazine. Seems to expand well even at over 300m with 308 178gr. Accuracy was exceptional too.
    If someone wants a copy pm me your e-mail.
    edi

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    The ELD does not shoot the same out at longer distances. It has less drop because the tip is not deforming and affecting BC. There is an article about the whole saga and how Doppler radar revealed the fault with the old tip and has now revolutionized ballistic testing, in the Jan 2016 edition of NRA Rifleman magazine.

    In comparison testing with 6.5mm cartridges loaded exactly the same in every respect save for the old vs new tip, both having the same muzzle velocity (2800ps) - at 800yds the heat shield tip dropped 7" less (0.84moa) and had 100FPS more velocity, and was more resistant to wind drift.
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    I have managed to lay my hands on a box of the 7mm 162 grain. Planning on working them up over xmas and then hopefully trying them out on some Fallow. They should be doing 3000fps when I've finished with them. Will report back when I have tried them.
    So much to learn and so little time left

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    I took these photos of an expansion test made with the .30 calibre (.308) ELD-Xback in June. The test medium was ballistic soap and the respective distances/velocities were 50m/730m/s (55 yds/2,400 fps) 130m/700m/s (142 yds/2,296 fps) and 320m/600m/s (350 yds/1,970 fps).

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    I watched a video last night where one man went after boar and coyotes,with a 6,5 creedmore and ELD-X ,143grain,,,He shot a large boar which dropped in its shadow,but frustratingly shot three coyotes,all of which he had to follow up with a second shot each, so it looked to him that there wasn,t enough expansion on the lighter bodied thin skinned coyotes,all four animals where shot between 100 to 200 yds,approx.doug
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    My impression of coyote-shooting videos is that the shooters are often less particular about shot placement than they might be. Not even the best-expanding bullet can compensate for it being put in the wrong place, especially where medium calibres are concerned. Can you post the link?
    "Docendo discimus" - Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC – 65 AD)
    “Comodidad, tranquilidad y buena alimentacion” - A Spanish recipe for contentment that oddly omits hunting.
    "I'm off to spend some time at the top of the food chain..." - (after) Tulloch
    "Oh [dear], they probably heard that in the village!" - RickoShay

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    EDGUN at night with night viz and eld-x 143grain , found it.I,m not saying they are no good ,it was just me flicking around looking at 6,5 stuff plus the eld-x.there are quite a few vids on ulube now of the eld.s,,,,DOUG
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    Might be able to source a few boxes of
    6.5, 7mm and .30

    if anyone is interested

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