Hornady 143 grain ELD-X

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ShamrockShooter":2ub1kuhp said:
SJB358":2ub1kuhp said:
While I love perfect Bullet pictures that sorta expansion at that speed will kill stuff just fine if you stay off large bones I’d think.
I think so too. 6.5 is no 300 win mag. The 6.5 143 eldx poked holes kleen through the 1/4 inch think steel plate at 100 yards. That steel is much harder than a leg or shoulder.

I was more disappointed that the AccuBond didn't hold together any better than the eldx in the dirt bucket test.

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Not to be ugly, but I’ve retrieved Accubonds from harvested game & if I’m hunting, I’m shooting Accubonds.
 

SJB358

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Dec 24, 2006
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ShamrockShooter":3ee479ha said:
SJB358":3ee479ha said:
While I love perfect Bullet pictures that sorta expansion at that speed will kill stuff just fine if you stay off large bones I’d think.
I think so too. 6.5 is no 300 win mag. The 6.5 143 eldx poked holes kleen through the 1/4 inch think steel plate at 100 yards. That steel is much harder than a leg or shoulder.

I was more disappointed that the AccuBond didn't hold together any better than the eldx in the dirt bucket test.

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Dirt is wicked hard on just about any bullet going. It just swipes lead off like sandpaper. Saying that, if you have confidence in the ELD-X I'd be just fine with using them. I run the 147 ELD M's in my 6.5 CM and would have 0 issue poking one into a buck deer or into the ribs of just about any animal. They may not look like perfect bullets, but I suspect they would scramble the innards well.
 

Slimfinn

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Nov 28, 2018
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This is a 143 eldx I recovered from the deer I shot this year with my 260, MV 2625fps, 200yd shot +/-2350fps. He was laying down and i was aprox 80' higher on a hill. I hit a little high bullet went through the spine, broke the humerus and the jacket stopped on the off side just before the hide, no core what so ever. While cutting it up i did come across several flecks of lead but no bigger pieces. It got the job done but i wouldn't used on anything larger than deer.
 

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FOTIS

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Eldx's work but they do have a tendency of coming apart up close I've used them past 200 yards on antelope and they have a tendency go right through after they expand well
 

SJB358

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FOTIS":1ptu7u4t said:
Eldx's work but they do have a tendency of coming apart up close I've used them past 200 yards on antelope and they have a tendency go right through after they expand well

Same we have seen. For deer sized stuff, they aren't too darned bad for a plain old bullet in my opinion. They can be tough on meat up close though.
 
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