A normal hunting bullet’s polymer tip may deform when air friction cooks it. The ELD-X’s Heat Shield tip, however, cannot. The sleek pointed tip gracefully yields to Hornady’s hyper-concentric AMP jacket, which features a low-drag secant ogive profile. The ELD-X finally ends in a boat tail, which only does more to reduce the amount of drag the bullet stirs up. The 178 grain ELD-X’s 2,600 fps muzzle velocity (24” test barrel) grants it an abnormally high G7 BC of 0.278 (G1 0.552), which reflects its ability to strike with 1,500 ft lbs of kinetic energy at 442 yards.
The ELD-X also features Hornady’s proprietary InterLock ring, which mechanically binds its jacket’s thick shank to its rugged lead core. That ensures no less than 50% weight retention at ranges within 400 yards. And if you aim out even further, you can still depend on the deadly terminal expansion which ends a hunt in a heartbeat.
This ammo’s high-tech bullets, reloadable brass cases, and match primers and propellant charges are all loaded in the great state of Nebraska.
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