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 Post subject: Re: Hornady 143 grain ELD-X
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:47 pm 

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I think it would hold up better in a lower velocity such as in a 6.5 Creedmoor, just an assumption.

Congrats on that deer.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:01 am 

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TackDriver284 wrote:
I think it would hold up better in a lower velocity such as in a 6.5 Creedmoor, just an assumption.

Congrats on that deer.


We shall see.. I think at lower speeds on deer sized stuff they should be dynamite.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:43 am 

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Thanks guys. I agree that the bullet would likely have looked much different at a lower impact speed. Started at 2750 from a Creedmoor the impact velocity would have been nearly 500fps slower. Kinda wish my rifle liked the ABLR as well as the Hornady now, accuracy just wasn't there with that bullet in this rifle.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:00 pm 

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I like shooting the 143s at steel out past Ft. Mudge and it did fine on my caribou last fall....

But i just got my shopping list for loading the 6.5 and the 130AB was on it. If I can get them shooting well...they're up to bat this fall.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:17 pm 
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I have yet to try this bullet on game. I have ran a box or two of the precision hunters through my 6.5 CM at paper, and they shot very well. Next Deer season I’m gonna try these and the 129 ABLR. I just hope I don’t have the issues that some have had getting the ABLR to shoot. I’m still a big fan of the 130 AB though, so may try them.


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Can you load the pictures again?

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TackDriver284 wrote:
I think it would hold up better in a lower velocity such as in a 6.5 Creedmoor, just an assumption.

Congrats on that deer.



Makes total sense. Probably not for my 6.5mm Bee at 3250 fps.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:13 pm 

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For deer and antelope I think they’d be an awesome bullet. Looks like ballistic tip performance to me, and those suckers put critters down.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:56 am 

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I know it's been a while since this thread was active, but I was just curious how you are liking them 143 ELD-X in your 264 win mag, mcseal2?
I've been working on load development for my 264, and after seeing a cutaway picture of the ELD-X and the ELD-M, showing the joke for an interlock ring, I think I may switch to the 147 gr ELD-M.
It'll probably hold together just as good as the 143, and all the numbers look better on it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:04 pm 

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Wow I didn't spot your question for a while.

Accuracy and consistency are great. I have taken one other deer, a doe at 321yds. I hit her quartering to me at a fairly steep downhill angle at last light on the last day of doe season. I waited to get the broadside shot I wanted, she just never offered it and it was my last opportunity. The bullet performed well. It entered high in the chest, exited the lower chest in front of the guts, and broke a hind leg on it's way into the ground. Impact velocity should have been around 2750fps. I didn't recover the bullet but the wound channel was similar to what I'd expect from an Accubond, no excessive damage.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:42 pm 

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Lmao!

Thanks for getting back to me Mcseal2!
I guess it's best summed up as the bullets work, but they don't perform. I did switch to the 147 ELDM. Not sure what the deal is with the ELD series but it does seem like the 7mm, 264, and 6 mm are having trouble staying together? Seems allot of reports over the last 4 or so months of issues, and my nephew had difficulty with them out of his 7 mag on elk this last year.
He is going back to partitions.

I've had nothing short of good experience with the 200 gr ELDX out of my 300 win mag. That's kind of what led me to try the ELDX in my 264 win mag.

I'm sure by now Hornady is aware there is a problem, if they weren't aware at release.

If Berger ever releases that 155 gr or whatever weight they end up coming up with, I will try them for sure.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:14 am 

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So I tried the 143 eldx in my new 6.5 Creedmoor. Handloads at 2550 fps (22 inch brl).

At 100 yards we doublded up a couple pieces of thick carpet in front of a plastic 5 gallon bucket full of sifted loose topsoil.

I shot three times into the bucket and the eldx was resting against the far side of the bucket. All three bullets were destroyed with just the copper jacket recovered. I did not find a solid lead core.

My father had his 270 with 130 accubonds and 150 partitions. We moved the bucket back to 200 yards to make it a little more fair comparison.

The 130 accubonds from the 270 barely made it through 3/4 of the dirt. The accubond looked identical to the eldx. It was just the copper core with little bits of lead "bonded" to some of the copper. But overall weight retention of the accubonds was within 5 to 10% of eldx. So by no means by this unscientific test would I call the accubonds (which I love btw) a magic super bullet.

The 150 270 partition did what a partition is supposed to do and knocked the bucket right over.

Attached are pics of the 143 eldx. My dad brought the 130 and 150 home so Im waiting for him To send me pics because I forgot to take one before we left.

The eldx shoots such good groups from my 6.5 I'm thinking of giving it a go for mule deer and cow elk.Image

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:37 pm 

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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.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:38 pm 

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SJB358 wrote:
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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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:09 pm 

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143 eldx(6.5 Creedmoor), 130 Accubond (270), 150 partition (270).

They all look like Dead deer to me.Image

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:26 pm 

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ShamrockShooter wrote:
SJB358 wrote:
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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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:16 am 

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ShamrockShooter wrote:
SJB358 wrote:
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.

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