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ELD-M vs ELD-X

Has anyone done a long range comparison between the two ??
I have 300 yards at my range, but not near enough to get any
decent findings of accuracy between the two.....I have read
articles that the ELD-X is 1000 yard capable. But you all know
how articles go. Sometimes the truth is in between.  ;)
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

Re: ELD-M vs ELD-X

Reply #1
Fuj,  you know as well as anyone, it's going to depend on the rifle, load, etc.
I know that in my rifle when it was a 6.5 MPA Spencer barrel, that it liked the
ELD-X better than the ELD-M.  That was tested out to 600 yds.   8)

Re: ELD-M vs ELD-X

Reply #2
Fuj,  you know as well as anyone, it's going to depend on the rifle, load, etc.
I know that in my rifle when it was a 6.5 MPA Spencer barrel, that it liked the
ELD-X better than the ELD-M.  That was tested out to 600 yds.   8)

You are 100% correct. The perfect marriage, and the time it took to
keep it that way.....LOL    Right now I guess, the guys that I know
working with the two (140 vs 143) All went to the 147. One of the 3
claims his shot better to 500 with the ELD-X, out of a 8 twist Bartlien.
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

Re: ELD-M vs ELD-X

Reply #3
Unless you are hunting I wouldn't use the X. No need as they usually cost more and have a lower BC. Can a rifle shoot the X better? Sure as we all know rifles are different but I would stick with the 140 and 147 if just target shooting.

Re: ELD-M vs ELD-X

Reply #4
I just loaded up my first 100 rounds of handholds with 143 gr ELDX bullets for my antelope trip last week.  I shot a nice buck at 252 yards and he dropped in his tracks without taking a step.  The expansion was good and I was really impressed with the ELDX for hunting applications.  If I was shooting paper or steel, I would shoot the ELDM.

Re: ELD-M vs ELD-X

Reply #5
Has anyone tried ELD-M 140 or 147 for hunting?
If so, what are the results in comparison to ELD-X?
Would you recommend using ELD-Ms for hunting at all?

Re: ELD-M vs ELD-X

Reply #6
140 Eld-m's last year worked fantastic on Tennessee Whitetails, 4 D.R.T. and two ran less than 100 yards. Further off they where the harder they put'm on the ground. Gonna use them again this year (Because that's what I have loaded or I would try the 147's)  sorry don't have any experience to share with the Eld- x .

Re: ELD-M vs ELD-X

Reply #7
I shot pronghorn 2 weeks ago with the X it dropped him in tracks, but bullet came apart. Found part of jacket in opposite hide, no idea where lead and rest of jacket went. Quartering to me slightly went in right behind shoulder. The opposite ham was a little blood shot so believe something went in it but didn't find anything. Nothing exited.  Muzzle speed 2848 RL26. Shot 177yds.

Re: ELD-M vs ELD-X

Reply #8
With the way the ELD-X is built as a long range hunting bullet it can do that at short ranges but will hold together better at longer ranges.

 

Re: ELD-M vs ELD-X

Reply #9
What will happen with the ELD-M at short and at long ranges?
Where is the significant difference in the bullet construction between X and M which also causes the M to have better ballistic coefficient?