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Hornady 110 Grain ELDX

Hornady 110 Grain ELDX
« on: November 13, 2017, 06:35:16 AM »

Re: Hornady 110 Grain ELDX
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 07:47:41 PM »
I like the ELD-X. At least on paper. The 212 grain shoots lights out accurate in my 300 WIN. Still haven't found any unbaised/unpaid reviews of how they do on game, especially up close at magnum velocities.

I will say I'm glad a bullet manufacturer is giving the 25 caliber love with a high(er) BC bullet. 257 WBY and 25-06 are underrated at mid-distance because of the relatively low BC bullets. But those of us who shoot quater bore know they can reach out and touch something when called upon.
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Re: Hornady 110 Grain ELDX
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 06:42:28 PM »
I'll be trying these out in my .257 next deer season, but I can't help but wonder why Hornady down-loads the .257 Wby Mag (as compared to Weatherby factory loads)?

I'm hopeful that soon there will be a hunting bullet with a G1 BC in the .5XX range, which would really help us out at the longer ranges.

Re: Hornady 110 Grain ELDX
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 06:33:18 PM »
I'm hopeful that soon there will be a hunting bullet with a G1 BC in the .5XX range, which would really help us out at the longer ranges.

I don't know for sure, but I've read that most 25 cal's twist rate (typically 1 in 10) is the reason why there are still no really high BC bullets. The twist rate is too slow to stabilize the long bullets needed.

Maybe a ballistics/gunsmithing expert will chime in...
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