Hornady eld-x field reviews

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  1. Nelsonc0

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    Trying to find some real world experience with the new Hornady eld-x bullets. I have a trip planned for next year for a plains game hunt in Africa, and trying to come up with a suitable round for my 300 win mag. I picked up a box of the 200 grain Hornady eld-x and from an accuracy stand point I was very impressed. So right now I am looking at either getting back on the reloading bench to try to come up with something that will match the accuracy or just buying some more of these rounds.
     

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    Enquiring minds want to know .... somebody step up and kill something with these bullets. I am committed to breaking the blood barrier with my .375 this year, but I am also intrigued with these new bullets. I agree with @Nelsonc0 that an accurate 200 g bullet that expanded well while retaining its mass in the 300 win mag would be a GREAT plains game bullet ... and hey ... I have a 300 win mag too!
     

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    NelsonCo where did you get the new bulets?
     

  4. Nelsonc0

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    I seen a box at the local field and stream store. They were the only production rounds I seen over 185 gr. so I picked a box up. I was able to get 1/2" 3 round groups at 100 yards, which is 1/2" better than anything I have put together on my bench. My previous go to round was 180gr scirocco ii on I beleive 68 gr of IMR 4350 and federal primers. I was wanting to get something a little heavier for Africa though.
     
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    Use Swift A-Frames and you will not need to worry or experiment. I will be using them once again when I go back in 2017.
     
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    180 gr will do just fine. I've taken most of my plains game with the 300 win mag with Winchester ballistic silver tips 180 gr at 2900 ft per sec.
     

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    From a couple of reports I have seen they are about as soft as the original a-max. Probably be OK at long range but probably over expand and not penetrate well at close range. I would personally go with a stouter projectile, even though I use the a-max extensively deer hunting here in NZ.
     

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    180gr is ample but a 200gr is better.... most important is accuracey and practice though.
    My suggestion 180gr or 200gr Peregrine VGR-4 , i have said this before i like the results we have with prergrine.
    http://www.peregrinebullets.co.za/index.php/vrg1-to-vrg-6#more-info-4

    300 wim mag will do everything you need with a 180gr use a premium bullet and you will be fine.
    Practice shooting from the "sticks" off your knee and sitting down, stalking plains game gets you into some interesting positions.

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