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After testing a variety of 6mm Creedmoor rounds in my Ruger Precision, I found that the 105gr Hornady Black BTHP rounds grouped somewhat better than the 87gr V-Max.

I have a feeling my 1:7.7 twist barrel is going to prefer the slightly heavier stuff. However I really don't want to use a BTHP match round on PDs, and I can't find factory loaded V-Max in anything heavier than 87gr for 6mmCM (I don't reload as yet). I can however find some Hornady Precision Hunter rounds in 103gr with an ELD-X projectile.

https://www.hornady.com/ammunition/rifle/6mm-creedmoor-103-gr-eld-x#!/

My fear is that this will not perform as well as the V-Max rounds. I have the feeling that the ELD-X does not expand as quickly as V-Max and will go straight through a PD. Does anyone have experience with this round on varmints?
 

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Why don't you want to shoot the 105s?
 

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Why don't you want to shoot the 105s?
From what I understand, BTHP match ammo will go straight through a small varmint like a PD without expanding. I want to be able to see the explosive hits.
 

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He explained it....worried about pass thru instead of varmint style blowups:D
That's what the last part says about the 103 eldx not the 105 bthp.

103s will probably be more violent than the 105s. I'd probably look into the 108gr eldms because it's cheaper than eldx ammo and from passed experience they come apart pretty easy.

I have shot lots of animals big and small with match bullets they work.....I'd still try 105s you might be surprised. How much better do the heavies shoot in your rifle compared to 87s?
 

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That's what the last part says about the 103 eldx not the 105 bthp.

103s will probably be more violent than the 105s. I'd probably look into the 108gr eldms because it's cheaper than eldx ammo and from passed experience they come apart pretty easy.

I have shot lots of animals big and small with match bullets they work.....I'd still try 105s you might be surprised. How much better do the heavies shoot in your rifle compared to 87s?
That's what I am going back to range to fully test. I'd like some higher round count groups to fully see what the numbers look like. I hope the 87s are better than what I thought.
 
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