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  1. Apparently. In general I really like Hornady's products but this one irked me a little. Oh well, not the end of the world.
  2. Ok great. Thanks guys. Glad that’s all it was.
  3. Ok thanks. I have the new stem on the way. Frustrating... Do you know if the custom stem will work for the Berger elite hunter bullets as well? Thanks again.
  4. **Edit** Did some more digging. Looks like I need the custom seating stem for the ELD-X bullets, don't I? I just started reloading and ran into an issue that I'm not sure is normal or if I screwed up my die setup. I setup the seating die according to the Hornady instructions but when I run the bullet up after placing it in the mouth of the case the bullet tip contacts the die and blunts the tip just a little as it seats it. When I make further adjustments to the seating depth everything is smooth and easy like I expected it to be. Did I screw this up or is this normal? I feel like I must be ruining the bullet when that happens to the tip. Thanks!
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    Looking for a couple Hornady 143 ELDX bullets

    Thanks for the replies and offers to help, everyone. Got it taken care of!
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    Looking for a couple Hornady 143 ELDX bullets

    PM sent, yes 6.5mm. Thank you!
  7. Kind of an unusual request but I'm looking to get my hands on only two or three 143 ELDX bullets - not cartridges, just the bullets. I'm playing around with with different bullets on my deer rifle with my OAL gauge and I'd like to measure a few without having to buy and entire box. I'd happily PayPal you a few dollars to cover the cost of an envelope and postage if you're not in the Tucson area. If anyone would be willing to help please PM me. Thanks! dan
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    They might be spoken for already but if not you guys are next in line. Should know today.
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    Snake Gaiter recommendations

    I sweat a ton and regularly end up with my pants and shirt soaked through in the early months. Not once have I noticed any difference when I had the turtleskins on.
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    Snake Gaiter recommendations

    Another +1 for the Turtleskin. Thankfully I haven't had to put them to the test them yet but they're comfortable and they're good for peace of mind.
  12. Smaller group is ELDM, shotgun spread was ELDX. Turkeys - that's the problem. The two targets shown above were three shot groups alternating back and forth between the 143 and 147 respectively.
  13. Well, this was disappointing. I guess I'm at the point where I can't trust the 143 ELDX as far as accuracy past 200 yards, at least until I see what happens at 300 when I can get to the longer range. But based on what I've been seeing at 200 I can't be optimistic. This morning I got out earlier and was shooting by 8:00 am to beat the heat. Little to no mirage and I waited about 4-5 minutes in between shots while keeping the barrel in the shade. Top target below is ELDX, bottom pic is ELDM. Three shots ELDX in 15 minutes, 10 minute break, three shots with ELDM and did that twice. Only six shots with each load total. The pics say it all. It should be noted that the shots outside the 2 inch orange on the 147 grain were 100% my fault. I'm hesitant to use the ELDM on my mule deer hunt but from what I've ready even though Hornady doesn't recommend it the ELDM does just fine on deer sized game, especially with the added velocity from the PRC. Looks like it's time to finally start playing around with some hand loads until a few more PRC rounds hit the market and I can find out what else this rifle likes.
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    WTS RCBS Chargemaster

    Still available?
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    Ever regret passing on a shot?

    Man, I forgot about this thread and didn't check it until just now. Thanks for the stories. I guess a better way to phrase the question would have been do you regret letting an animal go by rather than regret taking a shot when it could be a questionable one. I missed on the draw (only apply for December rifle) and on leftovers but I pulled a New Mexico mule deer tag in November that I really hope I can still make due to work circumstances. I've pretty much decided that any decent shot at a legal buck I'll take but that could change when I get out there. Just glad it's August tomorrow and hunting starts in August! Good luck to everyone this year!