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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by JRWhit, Dec 3, 2016.

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  1. JRWhit

    JRWhit Member

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    I'm starting to develope a load for the 7mm wby mag and have been looking at the 162gn Hornady ELD-X. I've seen how it does in ballistic gel at short and long ranges and have been impressed with it, but am looking for more real world results. Can anyone share their experiences from hunting with cartridges using the ELD-X bullets and how it performed on game. Tests performed by Hornady show near identical tracts on ballistic gel at 150yds"2600fps" and at 800yds"1800fps" out off a 300 winmag. So what are the real world results?
     
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    This is Opinion as I have no actual use experience ..... I can see the actual wound channel being close the same in gel at 150 yds verses 800 yds ... but you also need to weigh the hydrostatic shock and temporary wound channel damage that the additional 800 fps velocity would give you .... the end results on game may be fine ....
     
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    To clarify, When I say the impacts on ballistic gel were near identical I'm referring also to the temporary wound channel as well as depth of penetration. With many bullets you get desired effect at high or low velocity but at the detriment of the other. The bullet either performs well at high velocities but fails to expand at lower, or performs well at lower velocities and flies apart at higher. All that being said the study I'm referring to came from the manufacturer so I guess I'm after some supporting evidence from real world use.
    Here is the study I'm referring to. http://www.hornady.com/assets/files/resources/ELD-X_ELD-Match_Technical_Details.pdf
     
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    I can say that my sub MOA 178g amax load in .308 does not work with 178 ELD-Xs, which open up to ~3 MOA
     
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    I just don't see 800 fps of velocity not having an effect on the temporary channel .... I will read the files you posted soon .... I'll take your word though ....
     
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