|Black Hills Ammunition
|.338 Lapua Magnum
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)
|Cost Per Round
|$7.00 per round
Every molecule of this 338 Lapua round’s 285 grain bullet is there to heighten its accuracy. Hornady developed the ELD Match’s Heat Shield tip after using Doppler radar to discover that aerodynamic heating often deforms regular polymer tips to ruin a meplat. The Heat Shield thus keeps its sharp, aerodynamic profile regardless of the temperature it gets baked to.
The ELD Match also boasts sleek secant ogive geometry, the optimal boat tail for its weight and length, and Hornady’s Advanced Manufacturing Process jacket with virtually flawless concentricity. All together these features enhance the bullet’s ballistic coefficient for guaranteed match accuracy.
Black Hills loads their Gold label ammo with select brass cases, match grade Boxer primers, and high quality blended propellant. (The precise details of that propellant blend, unfortunately, is Black Hills’ trade secret.) Each round in this box of 20 was hand inspected by South Dakota’s most capable loading specialists, so if you lose your next competition you’ll have to blame the sun getting in your eyes.