Hornady Reloading UK – The new ELD and ELDx range of bullets
Hornady have always been at the forefront of shooting and reloading products and their R&D team have been extremely busy over the past few years crafting and testing the latest and greatest new ideas and products.
As an avid user of Hornady reloading equipment in the UK I was extremely excited and pleased to hear that they had come out with an entirely new range of precision bullets. It is no secret that I almost exclusively use Hornady 208Gr Amax bullets in my .300 Win Mag due to their fantastic long range performance and high ballistic coefficient, they buck the wind extremely well and with my rifle being so heavy and me not being recoil sensitive I am more than happy to throw them down range shot after shot.
Hornady technicians found that the plastic tips on their bullets were melting due to the intense heat at the meplat of the plastic bullet tip and whilst using a Doppler they noted that over 400 yards the bullets BC had changed somewhat – resulting in a change of DOPE. They have remedied this on the new ELD range of bullets by creating a high temperature resistant heat shield tip that resists melting and maintains the bullets original shape and dimensions even during a long flight path.
Thankfully they have replaced the 208Gr Amax with a shiny new 208Gr ELD Match that has an even higher G7 BC of .335 and I can’t wait to test it. For those of you who want an effective long range hunting bullet the new ELD-X more than fits the bill, the expansion is controlled and effective at all ranges and the BCs are equally high, these are going to be extremely popular. We had our first shipment of ELD’s arrive last week and these have already left our shelves to fulfil pre-orders that we had. Once we have shipped out any pre-orders and there are some in stock I will grab a box of 208’s for myself and will run through a full OCW test and range report for our readers, as I have plenty of Amax left and loaded up I will do a head to head comparison so stay tuned for that one! We are firm believers here at CDSG Ltd of only selling products that we use ourselves and believe in, so a confirmatory field test of these bullets is a must, plus it’s a day out of the office doing what we love – who can argue with that?!
Hornady themselves have produced this video about the new ELDs and it’s well worth a watch
As we are Hornady UK retailers we keep ALL Hornady ammunition and reloading supplies in stock so if you are wanting to get your hands on some ELDs then drop us an email, call us or visit us in store. Remember we ARE able to post any non-expanding target ammunition direct to your door so ELD Match and Amax for example can be delivered to you next day!
Shoot straight guys,