|Bullet Weight||90 Grain|
|Ammo Caliber||.243 Winchester|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3150|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1983|
|Cost Per Round||$1.80 per round|
Hornady once conducted Doppler radar testing so they could measure their bullets’ ballistic coefficients in real time. Know what they discovered? That aerodynamic heating is powerful enough to warp a standard polymer tip! That revelation compelled the Nebraskan manufacturer to develop the Heat Shield: a polymer tip that remains symmetrical and aerodynamic no matter the heat it’s subjected to.
The ELD-X’s perfect meplat gives way to a sleek, concentric copper jacket, which itself terminates in an optimized boat tail. If the 0.409 G1 BC ELD-X achieves a 3,150 fps muzzle velocity out of a 24” barrel, it proceeds to follow a supersonic trajectory all the way out to approximately 1,150 yards. You’d probably never attempt to cover so much ground with a 243 Win, but you can rest assured that this bullet reaches 400 yards with over 1,000 ft lbs of kinetic energy in tow.
The ELD-X is a true hunting bullet, designed to dominate the quarry with shockingly fast and deadly wide terminal expansion. And because its jacket and lead core are tightly anchored together by an InterLock ring, the ELD-X retains no less than 50% of its weight within 400 yards, or 85% of its weight beyond 400 yards. Brass-cased and reloadable!