anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

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smlekid
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anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

#1 Postby smlekid » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:46 pm

Hi all just wondering if anyone has tried the Hornady ELD projectiles?
I've loaded some up to try at 900y this weekend in my case using the 140gr 6.5mm version
I'll compare them to my usual load with the 140 JLK's

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Re: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

#2 Postby Gyro » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:27 pm

If u type in "ELD" in the search box here there's some comments about them.

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Re: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

#3 Postby smlekid » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:54 am

Gyro wrote:If u type in "ELD" in the search box here there's some comments about them.

thanks for that I couldn't remember any talk on here about them
I am running them .010" jammed my rifle seems to prefer most loads I've tried jammed

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Re: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

#4 Postby Frank Green » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:32 am

Dave here in the shop has been running the Hornady's and Bergers in his 6.5x47 F Open gun. He runs the Bergers .015"-.020" off the lands. The Hornady's .030" off the lands. No difference in accuracy between the two bullets that he can see and his come ups at 1k yards are virtually identical.

I'll be running the 140's and the newer 147's quite a bit here shortly as soon as I get my new barrel on one of my rifles in 6.5 Creedmoor.

Also for the 6.5 Creedmoor we have no complaints on the box ammo that we've purchased as well.

Later, Frank

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Re: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

#5 Postby smlekid » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:50 pm

Thanks Frank that is pretty much what I found with them. Elevation didn't change from my JLK load. was interesting conditions with 1-3moa winds at 900y
was hoping to try them at 1000y next shoot but the weather forecast isn't looking good 30kmh winds and 36 degrees that's around the 100 in your part of the world

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Re: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

#6 Postby Frank Green » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:30 pm

smlekid wrote: but the weather forecast isn't looking good 30kmh winds and 36 degrees that's around the 100 in your part of the world


I can deal with those temperatures and have shot in those temps. but I'll take a pass on those wind speeds if I can! :D

Let me know how they work for ya!

Later, Frank

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Re: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

#7 Postby Rebel105 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:10 pm

Saturday was 6 kph wind and a bit of mirage, smlekid was a no show. But an excellent day for 1000yds .

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Re: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

#8 Postby smlekid » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:27 pm

yes I had a Field and Game shoot today couldn't make it unfortunatly

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Re: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

#9 Postby Brad Y » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:43 pm

I have used the 7mm 162gr fireforming new brass in from 284 to 284 shehane. Acceptable club accuracy.

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Re: anyone tried the Hornady ELD's

#10 Postby Singo85 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:31 am

I used the 162gn eld matches in a 284shehane at 2840fps at the last nationals. Dropping only two points over three days and was clean at 1000yds.

These bullets are extremely accurate.and the 162 can be driven harder with excellent bc.

I am currently trialling the 180gn ones in my saum.
Cheers
Michael "Machine Gun" Singleton


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