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Thread: ELD-M (Black) for hunting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy View Post
    Alright, I am going to have to give the ELD-M a try. Ordered 100 rounds. Let's see what it will do...
    I've been hoping you would do just this! Looking forward to the necropcy report!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy View Post
    When I shoot SSTs, rarely do I find the jacket and core together when I recover bullet parts. Often I find jacket parts and lead granules. Even when I find part of the core with the jacket, much of the bullet is gone.

    What is your go-to commercial cartridge (or bullet component if no commercial loading is appropriate) for hunting where penetration is key? Supposing you really wanted both an entry and an exit wound and good damage between the two.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by roo_ster View Post
    What is your go-to commercial cartridge (or bullet component if no commercial loading is appropriate) for hunting where penetration is key? Supposing you really wanted both an entry and an exit wound and good damage between the two.
    In my experience hunting with a 260 Rem, the Barnes 120gr TTSX delivered exactly what you are looking for.

    I'm sure the 100gr TTSX in the Grendel at appropriate range/velocity would do the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roo_ster View Post
    What is your go-to commercial cartridge (or bullet component if no commercial loading is appropriate) for hunting where penetration is key? Supposing you really wanted both an entry and an exit wound and good damage between the two.
    From my Grendel, the cut down Hornady GMX did well as did the Cavity Back Bullets. I preferred the 118 gr. because it tended to stay together better and was more accurate from my rifle. No doubt Barnes works fine as well, all three being monolithic all copper bullets. That it what they do - punch some serious holes.

    Getting back to the ELD-M. Got my ammo and got to the range. I was surprised to find that it was a bit off (1.5" left and .75" higher) than where I had the SST ammo that I normally use. The last two 3-shot groups I made with it were 2/3-3/4" @ 100 yards and strung laterally (suspect the shooter). Went hunting. First the first time in hunting beavers at the neighbor's place, we saw ZERO. Checked the other properties, no hogs and no coyotes. So no terminal ballistics so far. The ammo is plenty accurate enough, however. I can't complain there.
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