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    ELD-Match for hunting?

    Despite Hornady stating that the A-Max projectile is not suited for hunting, I know that a lot of forum members used to run them in 6.5 and 7mm for use on game.

    Has anyone tried the new ELD-Match on animals?

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    Pretty sure Hornady state the eld-m is the amax replacement. The elf-x is beefed up a bit.

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    Eldx work really well not used the eld

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    Mate changed over from amax to eldm in his practical. Shot three two being bang flop. 100-350. 100 needed two
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    Pretty sure going by this thread Mac is using just that and provided the evidence

    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...-stoked-29055/

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    I'd wait for the reports of the ELD X before trying the match.

    It's been developed to expand much better at all ranges, which is one area the old Amax projectiles didn't perform the best.

    I'd also wait until Brian Litz confirms the G7 BC before wasting your time and money on development of you intend to shoot them at longer ranges.

    The Litz BC's sure do help make it much easier!!

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    Everything I have read on the ELD-M is that it is the same as the A- Max with a different tip, the A- Max works well on game so the ELD -M should be similar. Those ELD-X should be a good long range bullet considering they have the interlock ring and a beefed up jacket to aid penetration. I have heard the ELD -X is still pretty explosive so will work at long range when velocity drops off a bit.
    Will try some when I run low on A-Max bullets.

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    Great replies!

    Thanks team.

    I will PM Mac about his experiences. Won't be loading them in the 264 Just yet, will stick to something a bit harder like the GMX or TTSX.

    Will go great in the 260 but.

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    We know that both of them will more than likely work as good as the Amax at longer ranges 400 - 1000yards - it's close range performance and close range predictable expansion on large animals we are hoping the ELD X can give us.

    We were hoping the Nosler LR's were going to do the business but unfortunately most have found that typical 7mm twists don't stabilise them

    Fingers crossed!

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    Hello everyone! Reviving this thread from the dead…
    Just an update about the ELD-M. Not that i have shot that many animals with it but as per my report (link somewhere in early messages) today i have the opportunity to shoot a young red stag at a distance of 214yd, it did hit and the deer "FLOP" on the spot, shot placement was RIGHT on the front shoulder, the projectile made a small entrance and expand to a cavity around 3-4 inches as it enter the chest, the opposite shoulder had a good damage but NO exit wound… during the wound inspection i stick my finger on the hole and found small fragments of the jacket meaning it very likely disintegrated before even hit the skin.
    Please, don't take it as a "solid" example of performance but with a goat kill at 645 meters and a red dear at 214yd i think it will "do the job" if the shot is placed correctly.

    I will keep informed if i shoot anything else again.

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    I have used the 30 cal 225 ELDMs in a 300 Norma Mag. Have shot 4 animals, three dropped straight away while one stood awhile before it expired. Here is a video of a hind at 439 yards. It isn't the best video quality but you get the idea.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MURG...Mhe44Q&index=1
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    Pretty sure any medium sized animal shot hard in a kill zone with a 225gr pill is going to die real quick...regardless of bullet composition


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    I have used them on sambar mv of 3100 1st was a 27" stag at 400yds and was a bang flop. Was just light enough to see and after the shot the deer had disappeared so I thought a miss but wonder over to check for blood and to my surprise there he was lying behind the log he was standing at before the shot. bullet had broken near side shoulder at wrecked all the meat on the far side shoulder so plenty of penetration. 2nd deer was a knob head at 300yds again bang/flop this small animal had a destroy near side shoulder but zero meat damage on off side shoulder so bullet construction is a bit light at 300 yards for a big stag or hind but should be excellent for longer ranges. In saying that going a bit slower out of a 7/08 or shooting lighter animals like fallow closer would be ok
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    I fired few shots today at a group of goats and 2 of them fell on their tracks, distances 690 and 730 (rounded numbers)
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    Lets try and get some pics!

    If people are OK with some gore that is...

    Just loaded some 212 ELD-X for my mates 300 WM, 76 gr AR2225 2850fps, Rem 700, B&C stock, T2 brake, Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 MOA 3 shots 11mm.

    Very happy with the shooting so will see what happens to an animal.

    I think it will be bang flop over pens every time.
    Warm Barrels!

 

 

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