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Old August 11, 2018, 10:14 AM   #26
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Are the ELD-X bullets accurate in your rifle? If they are don't over think it, use them. An accurate bullet 130 grains and up will tip over deer and elk.

I've used 130 grain Core Lokt and SGK bullets on cow elk. You have to be patient and try not to shoot through heavy bone but they work just fine. I've also used 150 grain Sierra Pro Hunters and Nosler Partition bullets, and I can bust shoulders just fine. I'd probably go for either the 130 TTSX or 140 grain Accubond in the .270 Win for one bullet to use on everything.

The ELD-X is a bullet I haven't used but the bullet is heavy enough with enough SD to make me believe it'll work just fine.
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Old August 11, 2018, 01:00 PM   #27
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A friend of mine talked to a bullet maker who said don't use the 130 within 100 yds [ too fragile ] . On elk the 150 is better and at 100 + the SD holds it's velocity better. You can always use a premium bullet for better performance..
As a guy who has butchered but never taken elk I certainly agree.
I'm a fan of Barnes for rifle or handgun . BTW Core-Loc bullets are premium !
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