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    6.5 Creedmoor

    Trying to get some idea of the range of a Creedmoor projectile..any one have some very long range kill shots?

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    The 143 ELDX and Nosler 142 LRAB work well have shot reds out to 500 either work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger 888 View Post
    Trying to get some idea of the range of a Creedmoor projectile..any one have some very long range kill shots?
    I have not attempted any kills beyond 400m, but the theoretical max distance for the popular 143gr ELD-X projectiles is no more than 800m.

    Hornady recon that the ELD-X projectile will still expand at 1600 fps. So, if you take a 143gr ELD-X leaving the barrel of the rifle at 2650 fps, then at 825 yd it will be going at just over 1600 fps.

    1800 fps is probably a more accepted minimum velocity, and that will give a max range of 650 yd.

    Many people hunt with ELD-M projectiles over longer ranges since they are softer. Not sure how effective or reliable they are.


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    A few of projectiles will do the job - but not many people are capable of doing it.
    Longest stag was 450m, longest goats 600m, gongs @ 820m, all with the ELD-X 143gr. Anything living I would not target past 600m even on ideal conditions as I am not good enough.

 

 

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