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Old January 1st, 2016, 09:36 AM   #16
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But, but, don't you get it? "This CHANGES EVERYTHING!"

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Fantastic product placement to get articles in American Rifleman and Guns and Ammo. Article says bullet tips deform in first 100-300 yards of flight. As it continues down range distortion is less. I think for 99% of the shooters out there, it is irrelevant. They are going to charge a premium for a relatively minor increase in accuracy.

Basically, this is like a new box of tide that has better labeling and "new" ingredients. My clothes seem just as clean as with the old tide.

Just so everyone knows, I am a big fan of Hornady but not so much of marketers....

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Old January 15th, 2016, 09:04 AM   #17
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I have 100 of the 200gr ELD-X puppies on the way. Has anyone done any loading with these yet?

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Old January 15th, 2016, 09:07 AM   #18
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Are you loading for the 300 Win Mag?

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Old January 15th, 2016, 02:01 PM   #19
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Old January 15th, 2016, 02:59 PM   #20
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Anyone know if this is supposed to replace their A-Max bullets? I've been looking for the 7mm A-Max in 162gr for more than the past six months, but to no avail. Saw that these are offered in the same weight, and even increased the BC over A-Max from 0.625 to 0627. Not a huge increase, but slightly better. And the ELD's are in stock.

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Old January 15th, 2016, 06:43 PM   #21
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Mine should be arriving soon. Gunna be loading these for my M70 Heavy Barrel (.308)

I got mine on gunbroker cheap, like cheaper than SMK's. Makes me wish I didn't just spend $80 on some SMK's since I'm pretty certain these will be better shooting bullets all around.

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Old January 22nd, 2016, 10:53 AM   #22
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At Shot Show the Hornady people assured me the 178 grain ELD-X was shipping.

So today I got a Midway email saying my back order of 178 grain ELD-X has shipped, should be here by the 29th.

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Old January 23rd, 2016, 03:39 PM   #23
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I'm skeptical. Obviously, the radar will (should) show the trajectory of the bullet which is the important thing. But what I want to see is are recovered projectiles. All they would need to do is get a dumpster (or something similar), line it, fill it with water, and fire the rounds so they drop into the make shift pool. At the distances they are shooting the trajectories would probably have them entering the water at about a 30 degree angle.

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Old January 23rd, 2016, 04:24 PM   #24
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I bought 2 boxes at Sportsmans WH here in Chatt last weekend. They had 5 on the shelf.

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Old January 23rd, 2016, 04:30 PM   #25
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I am also waiting on the 178 gr ELD-X. I have read and seen enough on this bullet and now I want to try it myself. Trust but verify, right? I have always had good luck with Hornady bullets other than one SST that separated on an elk. I still got the elk but I was mad about the bullet separating. If anyone finds these please post. I have checked all my sources and none of them have stock right now. Midway is now showing a 4/7/16 expected delivery date. That is not happy.

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Old January 23rd, 2016, 04:44 PM   #26
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I just finished loading twenty of these 200gr ELD-Xs. Lots of powder crunch when seating these suckers. I'm trying some with Varget and some with 4064. Hopefully I can make it to the range in the next few days. Its cold though.

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yeh here in Lost Wages it has been as low as 40 lately, freezing.

I am loading my Mk319 bullets so going to send 25 of the 178 ELD-X to Copper Creek for them to do a ladder loading. That way I only have to shoot and measure the best group.

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Aircraft skins begin to get hot at 400 knots. (We sometimes called it the speed of heat.) At MACH 3 (3367 feet per second) the SR-71 grew over a foot in length due to frictional heating. It makes sense that a polymer tip would get hot and melt on a long distance shot.

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Old January 27th, 2016, 11:29 AM   #29
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Very impressed when I first tried the AMAX. Can't wait to try these new-and-improved projectiles!

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I'm skeptical. Obviously, the radar will (should) show the trajectory of the bullet which is the important thing. But what I want to see is are recovered projectiles. All they would need to do is get a dumpster (or something similar), line it, fill it with water, and fire the rounds so they drop into the make shift pool. At the distances they are shooting the trajectories would probably have them entering the water at about a 30 degree angle.
American Rifleman TV show showed ballistic gel tests at varying distances. They seemed to have pretty good mushroom at all ranges.

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