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    2 red spikers tonight

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    This one on the run free hand @150 meters, one shot arse over turkey.

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    Had time to get to the fence post for a rest with this one, it stopped when he saw his mate go down so I had time for a 150 meter head shot. Straight down!
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    Using 69gr TMK's
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    Good shooting!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mm Rem Mag View Post
    Using 69gr TMK's
    They are the business. So accurate and deadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan F View Post
    They are the business. So accurate and deadly.
    They seem pretty good but I do have the 77gr shooting better, I was just out shooting rabbits and possums to use the last of my 69gr up and had just shot a possum when the 2 deer came running across the field heading for the cover of trees.

    If I hadn't knocked the first one over on the run I wouldn't have got either animal.
    Because I only ever had a part box of around 70 I never had a chance to put serious time into developing a tight accurate load hence why I was using them up so I could re-use my new Lapua brass.

    The 69gr obviously do work well on deer going by Friday nights performance however I still like the 62gr Hornady SP's
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    Unfortunately no photo - I shot a fallow doe in the weekend at just over 250yds not being a reloader i was shooting factory Norma Tip Strike 55gr dialing up a touch over 2 MOA and settling the Leupold Mark-4 crosshairs on the deer's neck squeezed off the shot and it dropped on the spot.

    Having been to the range the previous week with @30-06King and validating out to 400yds gave me huge confidence to take a neck shot.

    I can't see me using anything but the .223.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP270 View Post
    Unfortunately no photo - I shot a fallow doe in the weekend at just over 250yds not being a reloader i was shooting factory Norma Tip Strike 55gr dialing up a touch over 2 MOA and settling the Leupold Mark-4 crosshairs on the deer's neck squeezed off the shot and it dropped on the spot.

    Having been to the range the previous week with @30-06King and validating out to 400yds gave me huge confidence to take a neck shot.

    I can't see me using anything but the .223.
    I'm looking for a mate to go into Fiordland after wapiti, a deadeyedick like yourself is exactly whom I'm after, are you up for it?

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    With two young kids, a wife, dog and fulltime job its a very unlikely possibility.

    Besides I'm more of a farm hunter who likes his creature comforts.

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    Experiments ahoy

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    How much longer are the 80gr eldx's than a 75gr eldm?

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    They look dimensionally identical to an 80gr ELDM. Curious to put a few into deer, I haven't seen any results online yet.
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    You won't be disappointed with the 77gr TMK's
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    I've seen enough positive results that I have full confidence they work, just curious to compare for myself to the 80ELDM and Targex.

    The 88s are to see how fast they go with no expectation that they'll stabilise
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    They look dimensionally identical to an 80gr ELDM. Curious to put a few into deer, I haven't seen any results online yet.
    I think the m will be better for .223 speeds the new x seems to be for the 22 arc / cm case capacity and is designed to hold up more at higher impact speeds. But like always looking forward to seeing how you find them :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    I've seen enough positive results that I have full confidence they work, just curious to compare for myself to the 80ELDM and Targex.

    The 88s are to see how fast they go with no expectation that they'll stabilise
    I’m trying my hardest to wear out my .223 barrel so I can put a 1-7 on it. The 88’s are epic out of my 22 cm
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