|Bullet Weight||80 Grain|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.243 Winchester|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3200|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1819|
|Cost Per Round||$1.85 per round|
This round’s bullet is something special: Hornady’s own CX. It is 100% copper (save for its polymer tip), so it's just the ticket for hunting in jurisdictions that have taken an unkind stance toward lead. Zero lead fouling. At least 95% weight retention to ensure a deep wound channel. No contamination of meat!
Like Hornady’s ELD-X, the CX features the Heat Shield tip. The polymer it’s made of won’t warp while air friction heats it, so it always presents the perfect meplat downrange. The CX’s grooved bearing surface minimizes contact with the bore to further improve accuracy, and its boat tail bumps its G1 ballistic coefficient up to 0.273. That equals a flat trajectory with 1,000+ ft lbs striking energy within 244 yards! And when the CX delivers its terminal expansion, your quarry is certain to apprehend that the gig is truly and forever up.