The Hornady ELD-X® (Extremely Low Drag - eXpanding) bullet is a technologically advanced, match accurate, ALL-RANGE hunting bullet featuring highest-in-class ballistic coefficients and consistent, controlled expansion at ALL practical hunting distances.
All commonly used polymer tips in high BC (Ballistic Coefficient) bullets melt in flight. Hornady engineers identified a heat resistant polymer and developed the Heat Shield tip. This revolutionary new tip creates the perfect meplat (tip) with exceptionally consistent results from bullet-to-bullet and lot-to-lot. At conventional range (0-400 yds), the ELD-X bullet is designed to continually expand through its penetration path. Upon impact, the nose section of the bullet peels back and sheds the material until it reaches the thick shank of the bullet jacket where the InterLock ring works to keep the core and jacket together. The remaining heavy shank of the bullet continues to drive forward and expand for extremely lethal results. Upon contact at extended range (400+ yds), the Heat Shield tip drives backward into the carefully designed nose cavity to begin the expansion process. At these lower velocities, the ELD-X bullet exhibits conventional expansion characteristics with a large mushroom and high retained weight ensuring deep penetration and large wound cavities.
|Manufacturer Part Number||2635|
|Caliber||6.5 x 284 Norma|