On pronghorn you shouldn’t have trouble, friend of mine levels them with a 6.5 PRC and 147 gr eldms. Bigger critters, I’d find something better. I’ve had to make follow up shots on a couple deer for the same buddy because of bullet failure, both instances were under a 100 yards and had the bullet blow up on bone. One ancient whitetail had a basketball sized hole in his ribs and sternum but barely left blood. I shot it two more times with a 308 after bumping him from a bed. That was with 168 grain amaxes. Best bullet for that cartridge IMO.So to follow up with a question as I’m heading to hunt pronghorn this year as well, Any concern for close shots with Eld-Ms? I know they work well far, but what about inside 200 yards?
Looks like it workedThis one was taken with a 147 ELDM from a short-barreled 6.5 PRC (2,800 ft/s muzzle velocity) at just over 200 yards. That combo has also worked well on five muleys and an elk from 135-580 over the last couple years. On elk-sized game I give the shoulder plenty of buffer or switch to a different bullet if anticipating tough angles.
That 160 Matrix VLD was a great bullet! I’m down to my last about 300. What are you planning to switch to when your supply dries up?I used the 6mm 112grn Match Burner out of my 6mm-284 on my last speed goat, shot was ~340yds, bit explosive at that range & velocity but killed just fine.
6.5mm 160grn Matrix VLD out of my 6.5WSM killed a decent muley buck quite easily.
Ex-wife used the 7mm 180grn VLD out of my 7SAUM to take her last goat as well.
Brother, I wish I knew. I'm down to my last ~100-ish. Probably the 156 EOL. Not like I have a choice lol. If you have a better idea, please let me know. The rifle started life geared toward the 130 Cutting Edge MTH. It launched those at 3400 with devastating results but the BC of the 160 won out & I switched.That 160 Matrix VLD was a great bullet! I’m down to my last about 300. What are you planning to switch to when your supply dries up?