Bullet..best option for lr steel/killing punch.

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  1. Dust270WSM

    Dust270WSM Well-Known Member

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    I have a 7mmSTW I use to hunt deer, elk and shoot steel with. In yalls opinion what bullet is the best...i know there's not a #1 just looking for what's your #1 in your opinion. GOOD and BAD bullets...heard bad things about hornadly ELD-Xs but my rifle loves them...BUT I haven't shot anything yet so not sure how they kill??? So may go to Nosler instead but haven't found a powder combo it likes with those yet. Or can go the Berger way...
    Thanks for any help..
     
  2. Jordanv1

    Jordanv1 Well-Known Member

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    Depending on your rifle specs either the 180/195 Berger also look into hammer bullets, haven’t used them personally but I’m going to order some have heard great things.
     
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  3. dfanonymous

    dfanonymous Well-Known Member

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    My eldx work fine. Or the eldms. Depends on what we are talking about what we are killing here though...
     
  4. Jordanv1

    Jordanv1 Well-Known Member

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    I like the ELD X also have kills out to 600 with them but not much blood and a lot of copper fouling. All animals have been found with shots using the ELD X but hasn’t been any blood. Found one bullet expanded on the skin of a whitetail mushroomed great but core was missing. Can’t complain because I haven’t lost an animal as shot placement is key but Berger’s have been DRT or left more of a blood trail in my personal experience. 6.5-284, 7RM and 28 Nosler is what I’ve shot animals with using the ELDX
     
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  5. dfanonymous

    dfanonymous Well-Known Member

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    then we care about different things and that’s ok. I don’t care a whole lot about blood trails as much with how I hunt. They usually don’t go far if anywhere at all, and I often try to get up on a higher perch.

    I’ve never shot anything really that close up but I heard of people having issues with it being to close not expanding. Out in the 400 to 700 and a few beyond, the bullet never had a problem, however I never found or looked to hard for the bullets. I’m basing off the exit wound.

    I don’t mind fouling either. I leave my barrel fouled because it’s easier for me to keep my dope up.