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    It seems though that if the ELDM hit solid bone they do seperate (as per one of gimp's Tahr). Over all though the ELDM do seem to hold together better than the Sierra Tipped MK.

    Ive just had 2 of the "Waters" 6 shot 2.6" (66mm) Tikka mags arrive so that I can try the 80ELDM, and seat the 77TMK I'm using a bit further out. I don't though expect to see a big advantage with the ELDM on deer.

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    I doubt you'd notice a difference. This little guy did separate, found halfway through the off shoulder. I didn't find the core but I also didn't really waste time looking as it was more or less dark and I had a big walk out
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    Go you @gimp! Most excellent. You are a true .223 savant. I have put mine to one side until their antlers fall off.

    Where did the ELDM strike and how did it perform?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    Absolute savage. Love your work with the 223 mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    Nice one and @gimp bring back your videos!


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    "O what a day, what a lovely day"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Go you @gimp! Most excellent. You are a true .223 savant. I have put mine to one side until their antlers fall off.

    Where did the ELDM strike and how did it perform?
    I'd say I'm an unreasonable optimist, or purely irrational

    Hit high in the shoulder and broke the spine, died instantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    I'd say I'm an unreasonable optimist, or purely irrational

    Hit high in the shoulder and broke the spine, died instantly.
    Great! And it was a wonderful pic too.

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    Good sh*t @gimp

    Love your confidence and the fact you go full send with the .223!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    Nice one and @gimp bring back your videos!


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    I keep thinking about it, but I get a lot more hunting done just hunting...

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    I think you have started something @gimp. Since you have mentioned the 80gr ELD-M there seems to have been a run on them. I tried today to get some from Gunworks but it seems that they have a sudden rush on them. Not suprising when one does a ballistics report on this projectile.

    ShootersCalculator.com | Ballistic Trajectory Calculator 80gr ELD-M .223

    If you can get it out the barrel at 2800fps it is still travelling at 2372fps with 1000ft/lbs at 215 meters.
    I know that shot placement is vital and ft/lbs can be secondary......but to have 1000ft/lbs has got to give that little extra reassurance.

    Almost make one think of trading in the .308

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    P.S. Nah.....kidding about the .308

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_H View Post
    I think you have started something @gimp. Since you have mentioned the 80gr ELD-M there seems to have been a run on them. I tried today to get some from Gunworks but it seems that they have a sudden rush on them. Not suprising when one does a ballistics report on this projectile.

    ShootersCalculator.com | Ballistic Trajectory Calculator 80gr ELD-M .223

    If you can get it out the barrel at 2800fps it is still travelling at 2372fps with 1000ft/lbs at 215 meters.
    I know that shot placement is vital and ft/lbs can be secondary......but to have 1000ft/lbs has got to give that little extra reassurance.

    Almost make one think of trading in the .308

    Cheers
    Phil

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    Glad you were kidding Phil,
    With a .223 and a .308 you probably don't need much else, unless you really want something else as well, in which case you definitely do need it. Clear?
    Regards, with the right number of rifles, today anyway Grandpamac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_H View Post
    I think you have started something @gimp. Since you have mentioned the 80gr ELD-M there seems to have been a run on them. I tried today to get some from Gunworks but it seems that they have a sudden rush on them.
    Unfortunate! The .223 took care of 19 Marlborough goats over the last few days for a bit of deer habitat improvement, and I only have 300 or 400 ELDs in stock so I might run out soon at this rate

 

 

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