Featured 285 ELD-M vs cow elk

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Idaho Trecker, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    I have way too many 143's. Will be putting them up for sale I think. Not that they are a bad bullet...I think they are a great long range bullet. 300 yards and closer they remind me of another bullet I will not use. I shoot some Whitetail in Nebraska that shots can be close. Generally head or neck shoot them.

    147's with Rl26 and bare bullets gave me my best accuracy but at 3,180fps it did not blow my skirt up. Trying N570 now and it is doing okay. Running 3,220fps and accuracy is right at 1/2 moa @ 600 yards. These were new cases and not fireformed yet. Will have to see how they do now that they are fireformed.

    Ray
     
  2. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    Thought I would give update about 147 Eld M's. Hope I am not hijacking 285 thread.
    Wanted to try N570 in little 6.5ss. initial result we're bout 1/2 moa @601 yards.
    Went out this morning and shot with fireformed brass. (All prior test with new unfired brass).
    Used my Labradar and velocity was 3186-3190fps. Not super fast for this chambering but a little concerned about barrel life with N570. Barrel is 30" Krieger, medium Palma, 1-8 Twist and Nitrided. Actually everything is Nitrited, action, bolt, and even muzzle brake.
    This rifle has been shooting extremely well but with reloader 26.
    Here is the end result with N570 this morning. 3 shot group at 601 yards.
     

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  3. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    By the way, thanks Bigngreen! Most accurate rifle I have ever shot!

    Ray
     
  4. Idaho Trecker

    Idaho Trecker Well-Known Member

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    Just a little hijack
    good stuff though. I will say the 300 SS that Bigngreen made me is my most accurate rifle also.
    I think I'll take your advise and be happy with the Edge and not go the next step up. I guess if I need to step up I'll go up in caliber haha
     
  5. elkaholic

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    Geez Ray, can't you hold that SS a little more steady! That is barely .1 at 600 yards:D
     
  6. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys but all the stars aligned for this. Design/ builder, bullets and powder!
    Those Sherman wildcats are pretty awesome cartridges. Don't tell Rich, his head might swell for an old guy!:eek:
     
  7. elkaholic

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    Speaking of heads; I think you have a little lube on your primer!:D
     
  8. calib

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    I will be unleashing some of these 285s this weekend hoping to see how they do. Have not shot them out of this gun yet have shot 300 burgers but I'm taking these 285 and just putting them on top of my 300 load and playing with the depth we'll see what they like tomorrow should be about 3100 ft per second.
     
  9. Idaho Trecker

    Idaho Trecker Well-Known Member

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    What are you shooting them in? That would be screaming!
     
  10. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    Last weekend we ran 285's through 2 different LRKM's

    Mine is running 3,140 fps, no pressure signs. Retumbo & 215 primers

    Friend was running 3,260 fps with RL33 112 grains & CCI-250's. I think he was a little hot!:cool:

    Ray
     
  11. Zeke-BE

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    This is some great information guys! I like the ELDm and shooting the 208 ELDm .340 MOA but only at 2800 fps though. I can get it to 3050 but only shooting .90 MOA. Oddly though my 6.5-270 AI shot the 147s really well except my cold bore shot was 4 inchs to the left at 100 yards!!! I didn't get it on Bergers or sierras but just these 147s and 143x. My 208m doesnt have that problem.