.243win 90gr ELDX and 95gr. Partition

55stone

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Hey guys, anyone have on game results with the 90 grain ELDX out of a .243 Win. My wife shot a buck last year and I wasn’t super happy with how little damage there was.. we had to put a follow up shot on the buck after tracking it. So this year I was switching her to the 95 gr. Nosler Partition, well I have been behind on working loads up and got sub par results tonight doing load devolpment.. opening day is Saturday I have a bunch of the ELDX already ready to go and it shoots just lights out and fast. Shot the group below tonight after shooting the partition load development. 3172 FPS 3 shot group.. the rest of the pictures are pretty much what all the groups with the partitions looked like, fastest I got is 2871 FPS, no pressure signs but no time for more load work up. So I would have to pick one and roll with it. Realistically she’s not taking a shot over 200 so the partition with any of those loads would work fine.
 

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243winxb

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I dont like partitions after i seen a 375 H&H , 260 gr separate into 2 pieces on a deer.

Exposed lead base, not great for accuracy. Have not used in 243 win.
 
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Ace Quackhunter

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Hey guys, anyone have on game results with the 90 grain ELDX out of a .243 Win. My wife shot a buck last year and I wasn’t super happy with how little damage there was.. we had to put a follow up shot on the buck after tracking it. So this year I was switching her to the 95 gr. Nosler Partition, well I have been behind on working loads up and got sub par results tonight doing load devolpment.. opening day is Saturday I have a bunch of the ELDX already ready to go and it shoots just lights out and fast. Shot the group below tonight after shooting the partition load development. 3172 FPS 3 shot group.. the rest of the pictures are pretty much what all the groups with the partitions looked like, fastest I got is 2871 FPS, no pressure signs but no time for more load work up. So I would have to pick one and roll with it. Realistically she’s not taking a shot over 200 so the partition with any of those loads would work fine.
I have never tried the ELDX bullet before, but for the Partition's I have used them with great results on Deer and as of yet not had to track one down.
 

Gary in MD

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The 95 grain Ballistic Tip is what I have used in my 243 Win and my 240 Weatherby. This is a very accurate bullet and is tougher than people think yet expands reliably.
Combine the great accuracy with massive internal damage including exit wounds on all the deer I have killed with them, It would be tough to switch from these for deer sized game.
Gary
 
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