Want To Buy 143 ELD-X TRANSLUCENT TIP

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  1. Elk Hunter 338

    Elk Hunter 338 Well-Known Member

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    Hey I'm looking for lot #2151850 or any TRANSLUCENT tipped 143ELD-X 6.5 BULLETS!!
    have a sweet load for these first gen and want to keep it the same !!!
    long shot I know but it's worth a try
     
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  2. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Did you try....Transylvania? Lol. Couldn't help it Buddy.
     
  3. Rhett Crider

    Rhett Crider Well-Known Member

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    Just curious. Why?
     
  4. Elk Hunter 338

    Elk Hunter 338 Well-Known Member

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    because the first run was different than the now "standard tip" and I want them that's why!!:D
     
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  5. Elk Hunter 338

    Elk Hunter 338 Well-Known Member

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    funny guy
     
  6. Rhett Crider

    Rhett Crider Well-Known Member

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    Did my question irritate you?
     
  7. Elk Hunter 338

    Elk Hunter 338 Well-Known Member

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    oh just horribly!! do you have some!!????
     
  8. Rhett Crider

    Rhett Crider Well-Known Member

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    Not anymore
     
  9. Elk Hunter 338

    Elk Hunter 338 Well-Known Member

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    sold them huh??
     
  10. Rhett Crider

    Rhett Crider Well-Known Member

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    Basically, I asked you a question out of curiousity as to "why translucent tips". I was seriously curious. I've probably got some since I loaded them in my 264 but I may not. I would have to open the boxes to see. Now I've got 147s and 156s that I'm loading for that cartridge.
     
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    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    Hornady claimed that the tip change was just a color change from translucent to opaque due to patent issues with the color-- what was the difference that you saw in the 2 different lots?
     
  12. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    Curious as to why as well. I shot both and didn’t notice any change with the bullet design. Same ogive, same bearing surface, same results.
     
  13. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

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    I have one open box of lot #2151850 with 78 bullets remaining. I started to do a work-up with them, but then scored several boxes of Matrix 160 grain bullets - so neveer went any further with them.
     
  14. Elk Hunter 338

    Elk Hunter 338 Well-Known Member

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    Hornady can claim what they want but mine are different … side by side they shoot different and i want to keep the same JUJU!! LOL
    and I also noticed that the new 225 ELDM 30 cal have the translucent tip again .. and also I had the first run 212 ELX translucent in my 300 rum that was stupid accurate same load new tip not as good.