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Best load for 300 WBY MAG using 178 gn ELD-X bullets?

Best load for 300 WBY MAG using 178 gn ELD-X bullets?
« on: September 11, 2017, 09:32:43 PM »
Looks like a   Pretty mpressive projectile.  Best so far as been 75 gns H435 anyone elso working up a load?
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Re: Best load for 300 WBY MAG using 178 gn ELD-X bullets?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 07:58:26 AM »
Welcome to the Nation!! I haven't read about anyone trying the 178 eld-X in their 300 Bees here, if you have good luck let us know.
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Re: Best load for 300 WBY MAG using 178 gn ELD-X bullets?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 10:57:06 AM »
I'm using a 212 gr ELD-X in my 300 WIN. Nosler brass, CCI primers and a healthy dose of H1000. Excellent accuracy. I've gotten sub-MOA groups out to 1000 yds. Not sure how it will preform on large game. I still haven't seen many, if any reviews of these bullets being used on elk or elk sized game.
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Re: Best load for 300 WBY MAG using 178 gn ELD-X bullets?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 05:01:21 PM »
I gave the Hornady ELDX 178 gr a try in my reloads but I could not get them to group well. Best I got was 1.5 or so MOA at 100 with a load of 81.5 grains of RL22. That said the 200 grain version in the factory ammo is shooting very well with sub MOA. My rifle shoots the NAB and Barnes TTSX 180 well but not great. The 200 gr NAB is a lights out shooter in my particular gun.

Re: Best load for 300 WBY MAG using 178 gn ELD-X bullets?
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 12:45:16 PM »
Iíve been shooting the TTSX180 with great accuracy, but shot an elk this year full pass through both shoulders with very expansion of the bullet at 100 yards. Fond the bullet just under the hide. Both lungs clipped he ran 150 yards before piling up. Looking at the Berger 215 vld

Re: Best load for 300 WBY MAG using 178 gn ELD-X bullets?
« Reply #5 on: Today at 09:56:15 AM »
I tried the 178 ELD-X in a 300 RUM (similar to the 300 bee) out of curiosity (normally loaded in 30-06) and that rifle seemed to like the 212 ELD-X with Retumbo and H4831SC best.  Half MOA on a bad day.  If you haven't tried it yet, take a good look at the 212's...
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