200g ELD X in a 300wsm

aj427ci

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What have your experiences been with the 200g eldx in the 300 mag velocities for elk, mule deer, and black bear? I have an unopened box and thinking about giving them a whirl this year. Not concerned necessarily about long range performance as all my shots will probably be less the 500 yards, probably inside 300 yards. I’ve heard mixed results with other weights and calibers. Any direct experience would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

Rhovee

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To explosive for that range. Use a Hammer Hunter 188, or a Nosler Partition. No need for long range bullet at those distances.
 

North Idaho Hunter

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I agree with above, I shot many elk with the 300 wsm & 200 gr. Eldx combo @ 2860 FPS. I went back to accubond - more pass through shots, better blood trails.
 

aj427ci

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Kinda what I was afraid of....maybe I’ll just load them up for watermelons lol.
 

dougduey

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I load mine at 2952 fps. Fastest kill I've ever had was on a NM bull at about 100 yards. Look like he got hit by lightning. Went down before I could ever get another round chambered.
I've shot a number of South Texas cull bucks on a friends ranch with them in the last 2 years and they performed well.
That being said, I really only shoot Hammer bullets in all my hunting rigs
 

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