143 gr ELD-X bullet performance on my mule deer last week with pics

Glenn Tullius

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I have a Christiansen Arms Ridgeline in 6.5 PRC. I have this bullet loaded with H1000 powder at 3000 fps. I have shot many groups under 3/8" @ 100 yards, and my last three shots at 200 measured .697" ctc before I left for CO. I shot this buck facing me quartering left slightly in the shoulder. The bullet went through the shoulder, rib cage, and stopped just under the hide on the opposite side. The bullet shown weighs 85 grains. This was a old buck aged at least 7 to 8 years old. I had to administer a "coue de gras" because he just didn't realize he was dead.! Range was 146 yards after spotting him from 860 yards. :)
 

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Glenn Tullius

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Good on ya! Great results all the way around, nice to know the word hunting still applies after closing the distance over 700 yds, nice trophy I hope he eats well!
Thanks! here's the funny part, lol... scope is a leupy 3x18x50 with CDS dials. So it's zeroed at 200 yards, and is accurate enough to shoot 500 yards, 146 yard dump shot, go figure...
 

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Congratulations on a fine trophy! Thanks for sharing your story and photos. Bullet seems to have done its job well, contrary to what many others suggest. Sounds like a great hunt. Enjoy your bounty!
 

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Nice old timer!
Had about the same results with a pu k kid and a 147 out of the Sweede. 250 yards,broadside at diafram, weighed 76 grains found just under hide offside. Dumped him, he got back up only to realize he didnt feel so well Fell over dead!
 

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Glenn Tullius

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Nice old timer!
Had about the same results with a pu k kid and a 147 out of the Sweede. 250 yards,broadside at diafram, weighed 76 grains found just under hide offside. Dumped him, he got back up only to realize he didnt feel so well Fell over dead!
Right on! Good job! The old Swede to me was under rated until better bullets came along.
 

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This can't be right?! They said the Creepmore don't kill shizzle?!
 

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