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    260 hunting loads 18" barrel

    Either thinking berger vld 130s or 135 hunter classics. Anywhere from 5-500m. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdiver View Post
    Either thinking berger vld 130s or 135 hunter classics. Anywhere from 5-500m. Thoughts?
    140grn eld-match with 09 good load to look at

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdiver View Post
    Either thinking berger vld 130s or 135 hunter classics. Anywhere from 5-500m. Thoughts?
    What's you mag length like? That could answer what you can use and still achieve good accuracy for 500m hunting kills.

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    Eldm good for killing? Thought it was a target round? It is Wildmans 260 I have bought which with a 140 Eldm comes out at 2775 I think so pretty impressed for that speed from a bigger pill out of an 18 inch barrel.
    Mathias I am actually unsure on mag length but know it is a LA mag in a tikka so would think over 3 inches

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    From what I can see online OAL is about 3.4 inches for the LA mag

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    Not sure of the length of my mod 7 but the 130 vlds are mean. Using 2209
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    Fair bit shorter I think @Gibo
    Was going to ask you as I saw an old thread of you decking a red at 190m with a 130vld and there was a great wound. How do you find them up close on smaller bodied animal like sika? Imagine big reds up close would help that pill open up

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdiver View Post
    Fair bit shorter I think @Gibo
    Was going to ask you as I saw an old thread of you decking a red at 190m with a 130vld and there was a great wound. How do you find them up close on smaller bodied animal like sika? Imagine big reds up close would help that pill open up
    Not tested up close yet. With the silly 5x25 on top i grab the 308 for bush stuff
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    Ah rats

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdiver View Post
    Eldm good for killing? Thought it was a target round? It is Wildmans 260 I have bought which with a 140 Eldm comes out at 2775 I think so pretty impressed for that speed from a bigger pill out of an 18 inch barrel.
    Mathias I am actually unsure on mag length but know it is a LA mag in a tikka so would think over 3 inches
    That's pretty handy velocity for an 18 incher. What are you doing with it? If its all bush hunting develop a load with something a bit more sturdy. If its a mix or mostly open stuff, rock that 140 and go kill shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdiver View Post
    From what I can see online OAL is about 3.4 inches for the LA mag
    They'll be swimming in a LA mag. A 260 Tikka has a reasonably long throat, so 130gr up should be sweet. I use 143gr ELD-X which perform well but about to go 147-M as they are marginally better ballistically beyond.

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    Will be mostly bush chasing reds, sika and fallow so majority under 50m but I want the ability to be able to sack a deer on a slip or clearing at 400-500m if needed(had considered the 143gr eldx but again unsure how it will go on animals up close).. Am running a vx3 3.5-10 cds on top

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    @Gibo maybe you need to dish up that VLD lung surgery shot of yours again
    I think most bullets will be destructive up close but you will need reliability out further too. ELD-X performance postings on here look to be doing that.

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    Killed a few with the 143 in the sako. They kill well too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    @Gibo maybe you need to dish up that VLD lung surgery shot of yours again
    I think most bullets will be destructive up close but you will need reliability out further too. ELD-X performance postings on here look to be doing that.

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    Yeah i think its been seen enough
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