Quickload Bullet Data for Hornady ELD-M and Nosler RFD?

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  1. steve_podleski

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    Does anybody of the Quickload bullet data for these bullets in 6.5mm?
     
  2. Defender 3

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    QL has data for the ELD-M in 130, 142 and 147gr; I don't see data for the Nosler RDFs.
     
  3. steve_podleski

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    I have an older version of Quickload.

    Strange that the newer version has the ELD and not the RFD which were introduced earlier.
     
  4. Defender 3

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    I believe I have V3.9 but I don't know which is the latest version.
     
  5. steve_podleski

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    is it possible to get the ELD bullet data?
     
  6. Defender 3

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    That's above my pay grade, I would have no clue how to extract the data.
     
  7. steve_podleski

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    On your C: hard drive is a folder : C:\Users\Public\Documents\QuickLOAD\data\bullets which contains bullet data one of which is hornady.bul

    When you open that file, you will see text lines similar to:

    ".264, 140, Hornady BTHP 26335 ","140","1.354","5.08","6.71","3.81","","2",".264",".58",".58","","","","","","","","","","25"
    ".264, 140, Hornady A-MAX 26332 ","140","1.375","5.08","6.71","3.81","","2",".264",".55",".55","","","","","","","","","","25"
    ".264, 140, Hornady SP 2630 ","140","1.257","","","","","",".264",".465",".465","","","","","","","","","","25"

    You should see something for the Hornady ELD
     
  8. Defender 3

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    You mean like this?

    ".264, 123, Hornady ELD-M 26176 ","123","1.28","5.59","6.71","2.54","","2",".264",".461",".461","","","","","","","","","","25"
    ".264, 130, Hornady ELD-M 26177 ","130","1.29","5.59","6.71","2.54","","2",".264",".549",".549","","","","","","","","","","25"
    ".264, 140, Hornady ELD-M 26331 ","140","1.38","5.08","6.71","3.81","","2",".264",".61",".61","","","","","","","","","","25"
    ".264, 140, Hornady ELD-M 26331 G7 ","140","1.38","5.08","6.71","3.81","G7","2",".264",".305",".305","","","","","","","","","","25"
    ".264, 147, Hornady ELD-M 26333 ","147","1.42","5.59","6.71","2.54","","2",".264",".653",".653","","","","","","","","","","25"
     
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  9. steve_podleski

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    Yes! Thank you!
     
  10. Defender 3

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    So what do you do, edit the Hornady file and add those lines?
     
  11. steve_podleski

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    Yes. But make a copy of the original file first, just in case something goes wrong.
     
  12. jepp2

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    Personally I find it much easier to add a bullet using the program. I've added more than 100, takes maybe a minute to do one after you have your measurements.
     
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  13. steve_podleski

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    I find it difficult to take measurements off a bullet, too many possible length measurements errors due to parallax readings off calibers or diameters measurements due to angled surfaces.
     
  14. jepp2

    jepp2 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Here is all the measurements you need for flat base bullets:
    - diameter (and you already know that)
    - length

    And for boattail bullets you add:
    - length of taper
    - small diameter (diameter at the base)

    Please realize that the values in QL were not all taken from actual bullets in hand. Many were taken from the advertising brochures showing all the bullets offered. I think you will be at least as accurate measuring an actual bullet, than if you were trying to measure a picture of a bullet.
     
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  15. terraMODA

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    I always measure my bullets and enter the data in qL, as I have seen descrepencies in every projectile I have compared.
     

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