Where to buy 88gr ELD-M at?

steve123

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I need some bullets soon for a 223AI.

Powder Valley doesn't list them, called and they don't know when they will come in.

Doing a search, the 224V ammo comes up.

Help
 

spife7980

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I gave up and just bought 1k of the 75s to avoid anymore headache (80s were out of stock). It seems like they are trying to get loaded ammo out before opening it up to hand loaders.
I saw one place that would let you backorder it but I doubt they had an expected delivery date, it was a small sketchy looking google return, some place I had never heard of.
 

steve123

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Thanks

Yeah, guess I'll order Berger 90gr vlds for now and see how they work. It's just that I hate the extra work trying to find a good seating depth for vld's.

Seems like lately 90 SMK's aren't shooting too well???

Don't have the twist for 95's.

Might have to try the 80's too.
 

spife7980

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Well shit, looksie there.

I swear I looked at midsouth as it says its an exclusive on the hornady page and one of my staples I look at but couldnt find them or they were out of stock. I wish I hadnt cut open the midway bulk repacks of 75s already...

I guess the old measure twice cut once adage is still in play.
 

steve123

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I haven't gone back since right now when you gave the link.

Thanks for the heads up! I put in my order for the H88's and some new brass.

I think the barrel is already chambered but the GS had to order a throating reamer so maybe here in a month I'll be trying it all out.
 

steve123

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I haven't gone back since right now when you gave the link.

Thanks for the heads up! I put in my order for the H88's and some new brass.

I think the barrel is already chambered but the GS had to order a throating reamer so maybe here in a month I'll be trying it all out.
100 rounds through my 223AI right now, 75 of which are 70gr vlds for fireforming, and 25 of the Hornady 88gr ELDM's with formed brass/ 24.5 grains Varget just to run the barrel in on steel.

No bullet failures and so far accuracy seems promising with zero load work.
 

steve123

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I didn't chrono them.

I'm estimating 2800 with my 7 twist 28" barrel but by the time I get 150 rounds through the barrel it will have sped up.

But I have a hang up in that this barrel wasn't throated out far enough so in a couple weeks I'll get that done before I go with serious load work.
 
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