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Old November 16, 2018, 07:57 AM   #26
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I'm running the 212 ELD-X in mine at 2860fps. So far I've had very good luck with them. Super accurate and as far as I can tell they perform just like they're supposed to (all pass thru's so I haven't recovered any). Furthest I've had anything go is straight down about 2 feet.
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Old November 16, 2018, 01:46 PM   #27
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Any bullets to avoid for this (admittedly broad) application?
Power Points, Core-Lokts, etc. -- Basically the 'lower end' traditional cup-and-core bullets.
Plenty of them could do the job, and have done the job for plenty of people. But if we're stacking the deck in our favor, it makes sense to go with a bullet that is less likely to 'fail' in some way.

I, personally, would also avoid SSTs, Ballistic Tips, Accu-Tips, FTXs, and similar 'rapid expansion' bullets. Most of them would work. But I prefer more of a tougher, 'controlled' expansion type bullet.

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I'm running the 212 ELD-X in mine at 2860fps. So far I've had very good luck with them. Super accurate and as far as I can tell they perform just like they're supposed to (all pass thru's so I haven't recovered any). Furthest I've had anything go is straight down about 2 feet.
That's right. I had forgotten about those kills when I suggested I'd give the 180 or 200 gr ELD-Xs a shot.
They definitely did their job, while also delivering some serious 'smack-down'.
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Old November 16, 2018, 04:45 PM   #28
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Personally, i'd have no issues what so ever on using a Ballistic Tip.
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Old November 16, 2018, 07:04 PM   #29
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Well thanks everyone but your not really helping much with my "bullet collecting hobby"...

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Old November 16, 2018, 07:34 PM   #30
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All good but whatever shoots best
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Old November 17, 2018, 08:35 AM   #31
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Personally, i'd have no issues what so ever on using a Ballistic Tip.
No ballistic tips on anything that can eat me.
Great bear charges you. You deliver a ballistic tip or two at under 25 yard range. You are in the blow the ballistic tip up like a varmint bullet velocity range. You became bear food.
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Old November 18, 2018, 03:30 PM   #32
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For the vast majority of hunting situations inside 500 yards, I'd recommend the 180gr Barnes TTSX. Those bullets have always worked really well for me: they're accurate, penetrate well, and have devastating terminal performance on just about every species of North American big game. If you want something that will work better than the 180gr Barnes at longer ranges, then consider the Barnes 190gr LRX.
http://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/7mm...s-300-win-mag/
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Old November 18, 2018, 11:23 PM   #33
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I’m loading a 200grn ELD-X over 73grn of RL22 set .02 off the lands and set off by a WLRM primer for my Sako 85 Finnlight. It has been impressive to say the least on deer and pigs. Closest thing I got to a big bear is some nasty 300# bo hogs and they aren’t talking much these days. Last one left a tennis ball chunk of hide laying on the ground. Hoping one will present itself for a melon shot soon.

I look at a range of weights to shoot, my rifle grouped 165’s like a shotgun, 180’s were much better and would have been acceptable. I decided to try the 200 ELD-X on a whim, loaded up a few powders and tried them out and they were good too until I shot the RL22. Heck I thought it was an anomaly until I ran the group 2X more on different days. Makes a nice neat 5 shot hole. Guess what I’m saying is find what bullets and load combo the rifle likes and go with that, shot placement combined with today’s bullets is the most important factor.
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