Hornady’s New Long Range Bullet is a Game Changer
Grand Island, NE -(AmmoLand.com)- It’s finally here! On October 27 Hornady announced the new ELD-X bullet.
The ELD-X bullet is a technologically advanced, match accurate, ALL-RANGE hunting bullet featuring highest-in-class ballistic coefficients and consistent, controlled expansion at ALL practical hunting distances.
We started working with Hornady in 2012 with the intention of bringing a new line up of cartridges and bullets designed for the long range hunting market. We got one cartridge designed (the 7 LRM), then we started working on a bullet. We asked for a tipped 7mm bullet that weighed 175 grains, and featured a bonded jacket and core. They scrapped the bonding idea, and instead incorporated their interlock technology to achieve the best accuracy (apparently bonding and consistent precision don’t mix well).
As they examined bullet performance using doppler radar and terminal testing equipment, they discovered that aerodynamic heating was melting the plastic tips–which led to the new tip technology in the ELD-X. Compared to other tipped long range bullets, these have less drag, and perform to advertised BC throughout the entire flight of the bullet. What we have …Read the Rest