LRH Team Member
- Feb 5, 2012
- West Terre Haute Indiana
Never hunted elk yet I hope to someday so I cannot say for sure but look what a Berger 140 VLD does to a 1 inch plate of mild steel at 500 yards I just don’t see how it would not be effective ATTACH=full]211428[/ATTACH]Respectfully, extended range wasn't what he had in mind...
That's not to say anything 'bad' about the Bergers you are advocating. They are a fine bullet for longer range shots due to their high BC and ability to expand at low velocities. But they are not a controlled expansion bullet; just cup-and-core.
Shooting a 6.5 PRC at elk, he needs to tip the odds in his favor using a bullet that will hold together and penetrate. That gets us to bonded core bullets, partitioned bullets, or mono-metal bullets, all of which will do fine at the max range he indicated.
But we agree on the ELD-X! Not a good choice for this application.