|Bullet Weight||178 Grain|
|Ammo Caliber||.300 Winchester Magnum|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2960|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||3463|
|Cost Per Round||$2.25 per round|
This Precision Hunter cartridge features Hornady’s 178 grain ELD-X. This is indeed a match bullet, with an Advanced Manufacturing Process jacket, boat tail, optimized profile, and Heat Shield tip that air friction can’t warp to rob it of its symmetry. When such a bullet rockets out of a 26” barrel it exhibits a .278 G7 ballistic coefficient – that’s sniper territory.
The ELD-X delivers a big terminal effect at any range. At velocities higher than 2,300 fps, its thick AMP jacket and InterLock combine to promote serviceable weight retention – up to 60 percent, which when backed by a foot-pound force as high as 2,100 certainly gets the job done. But at lower velocities the ELD-X continues to perform as its polymer tip smashes down to trigger massive expansion.
The ELD-X can do its job even better after Hornady has perfectly seated it in a select brass case, with a non-corrosive primer and uniform, temperature resistant propellant charge. If elks ever gain sentience and civilize, this cartridge will be a big reason for their frosty relationship with mankind.