A postscript on the choice of the 200 ELD-X ; The same sniper who worked the rifle had me shooting conventional Nosler boat tails at high velocity and told me to expect a need for a barrel change at about 1500 rds. I wanted better terminal performance at long range with a heavy hitter. It turns out that I get great accuracy, terminal performance, and will not sacrifice the original 30-06 expected barrel life.200gr ELD-X / 53.4gr RL17 / 230 yd zero / 270yd point blank zero / Remington 700LR that has been worked over by a good gunsmith and former Ranger sniper. / I have only shot to about 600yd and have had a lot of success. It is obvious to me that I am the limiting factor. / I decided to use the same round for hog hunting in a light 30-06 Marlin that I can carry all day and is light enough for snap shots in heavy cover, Had less than 1 minute grouping at 100yds at the range last month.