28 nos, 180 eld-m results/performance ??

fisherman983

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Going to be loading for one with the 180s. My cousin is Leary about using them.
Just looking for some results and experiences from others.
Thanks
 

jtmpilot

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Going to be loading for one with the 180s. My cousin is Leary about using them.
Just looking for some results and experiences from others.
Thanks
I tried the 180 ELDM in my 28 Nosler a little while back using both RL33 and IMR8133. I was having a hard time finding the Berger 195 due to the current Berger shortages and was looking for alternatives. I got decent results, but ultimately they were not quite as accurate as the Berger 195 EOL in my particular gun (Defiance action, 26 inch Bartlein 8 twist barrel, Manners EH-1 stock, Timney trigger, Thunderbeast Ultra 7 suppressor). Another possible consideration is some guys in other threads have reported the the 180 ELDM blowing up in mid air when pushed to 28 NOS velocities in faster twist barrels. I personally did not experience this but I was keeping them under 3200 FPS according to my Labradar chronograph.
 

Alsealongrange

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I had similar experiences using the 180 ELDM. I have since switched over to the Nosler 185 RDF. I have pushed it to 3240 with US869 and a 26in barrel with good SD and bullets held together.
 

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