Hornady ELD-X Official Thread

7stw

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Don't forget about the 168 AMAX. It goes with the 308 like peas and carrots.
I've shot that bullet, on msny occasions, in previous 308's, assnd they NEVER disappoint.
That bullet, will be my go to, but I have an interest, at least to try the 178ELD.
A great friend shoots it, and swears by it like no other, so I'm all eyes, and ears.
But yeah, the 168 max, is Badass.
 

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I'm shooting thethe 178 eldm in an 08. have shot the smk and tmk in 175 as well. They shoot above avg but without sorting you will have fliers with 10-20 shot strings. Berger and the tmks in 168 and 175 have been a bit better for me if I don't sorted you can flip a coin as they shoot into the same group to 300yds.
 

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From what I've read, the new eldm is essentially the amax with a new name.

Been using the 162gr eldx in my 7RM for a couple years and don't have any reason to switch at this point. It's not failed to do its job on the elk and two WT I've shot.
 

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From what I've read, the new eldm is essentially the amax with a new name.
Similar, but not the same dimensionally when you compare them side by side. Not a lot of difference, though. When I compared the 30 Cal. 168 Amax to the 168 ELD-M the biggest difference was the reduced bearing surface in the ELD due to a changed boat tail angle.
 

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From what I've read, the new eldm is essentially the amax with a new name.

Been using the 162gr eldx in my 7RM for a couple years and don't have any reason to switch at this point. It's not failed to do its job on the elk and two WT I've shot.
Would be interested to know how heavy you are loading them and chrono speed if you care to share. I have mine at 2999 to 3005 fps. just started to mess with them.
 

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Similar, but not the same dimensionally when you compare them side by side. Not a lot of difference, though. When I compared the 30 Cal. 168 Amax to the 168 ELD-M the biggest difference was the reduced bearing surface in the ELD due to a changed boat tail angle.
Good to know. I never ran a side by side, and was just parroting what I've read from others. Thanks for the clarification.
 

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Would be interested to know how heavy you are loading them and chrono speed if you care to share. I have mine at 2999 to 3005 fps. just started to mess with them.
I'm right in the same ballpark. I trued drops out to 1290 and settled on 3008 fps. If you want the load, PM me.
 

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I've been shooting the 200 ELDX in my Rem. 700 in 300 WM for about a year with good success once I got the load doped out: 73 gr. H4831sc at .008" off the lands. Groups are sub 1/2 MOA at 200 yards. That said, I always weigh my bullets and I usually get about 30% right on the "money" @ 200, with the majority of the remainder no more than .3 gr. below that, rarely do they exceed 200. I just weighed a new batch and all but 5 out of 100 were between 199.3 and 199.7 with 4 @ 199.8 and 1 at 199.9. I know it all depends on machine settings and where my "batch" is in the "run" for a particular machine setting, but I am a bit disappointed. For hunting big game, I like to
load a "perfect" bullet, I.e. 200 gr. and I make sure as many of the other variables (powder weight,
LOA, crimp, etc. are "dead on".
I’ll give this one a try tonight. Thank you
 

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I don't see anywhere that has them for sale....hopefully they can actually get them out and available unlike the accubond lr.
Could anyone imagine if the bullet companies had millions of bullets made before advertising it!!!! 🙈
 

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Just back ordered 100 .308 220gr. This might be the answer for my 2016 moose hunt. I've been toying with several high bc 220gr and up match Bullets but wasn't sure how they would be for moose. I know there's a lot of controversy over using match bullets for hunting and I've never shot a moose with the 300RUM in any configuration so hopefully this will be the ideal combination.
The ELD-X are a hunting bullet, They have a ballistic tip that will not deform in flight and behind that is a really nice hallow point. I have killed 3 elk with them using a 300 Win-Mag with Retumbo powder @ 2850 FPS in a 212-G ELD-X and with a very done load developed cartridge. I also have another load using the 210-G Berger VLD that also as always is a great performing bullet depending on witch one your rifle barrel likes the best. You might be getting the Hornaday ELD_X confused with their aluminum tip match bullet. Sounds like a great trip and good luck.
 

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