Barnes X, is the best bullet for weight retention. Perfect expansion. I have used this bullet for some 25 years. 120 gr. TTSX BT, would be perfect for deer. You won't be sorry. The eldx seems to seperate on impact. Just saying.Just purchased a 6.5 Creedmoor for my 12 yr old son to hunt whitetails with. I wanted something lightweight, and so wanted least amount of recoil. I bought a browning xbolt composite stalker. It Will be used in woods primarily, mixed with some farm country hunting. Expected shots under 200 yards. Which bullet kills the best from this caliber? I was planning on using 143 eldx. But saw some comments where guys weren't happy with them. Should I go lighter and get impact velocity up? Or just pick a different bullet?
Yep, I have also had good results with nosler bt and partition. The partition seem to hold together much better , for hunting bigger game. Moose/bear/elk. Hornady seems to break apart. All will kill, if shot placement is right.When I saw a guy on the internet talking down Nosler Partitions I knew that no matter how good a bullet was some idiot would have something bad to say about it. There is nothing wrong with the eldx. However for inside 300 yds the sst is a good killer as well. The Nosler partition, ballistic tips and accubonds work well too. And as you have seen people post the 140 amax now eldm works good at creedmore velocities. Especially at longer ranges where the bullet slows down or from a short barrel. Same thing.
What were you shooting them from I'm curious?note the ELDX didn’t exit on any of the animals. Shots were between 75-110 yards on all 3. Could not recover the entire bullet either
What were you shooting them from I'm curious?
To the op: I have shot a lot of critters now with the 143 eldx and so far nothing has gotten a way.
The factory second ones I've hit repeatedly @1400 yards on steel.
I agree however I use the 127LRX in my Creedmoor and my 65-300. I took down a nice bull this year with the weatherby and a nice eight pointer with the creed.Barnes X, is the best bullet for weight retention. Perfect expansion. I have used this bullet for some 25 years. 120 gr. TTSX BT, would be perfect for deer. You won't be sorry. The eldx seems to seperate on impact. Just saying.