First Look: Hornady Precision Hunter Ammunition


One of the bigger trends lately in shooting has been the growth of long-range shooting and hunting. As experienced long-range shooters are well aware, taking shots at longer than normal distances requires a lot from a shooter's gear. Along with the rifle and optic, ammunition is one of the most important considerations for those who shoot an extended ranges.

Understanding this, Hornady researched and developed a new bullet for use in its new Precision Hunter ammo line designed to be both accurate and hard hitting well beyond traditional ranges. Dubbed the ELD-X (Extremely Low Drag-eXpanding), this projectile offers best-in-class ballistic coefficients (BC) courtesy of Hornady's innovative Heat Shield tip, which resists the effects of aerodynamic heating as distances stretch to retain its shape longer over its trajectory.

The bullet also features an AMP jacket and uses Hornady's Interlock ring to keep the core and jacket together for increased weight retention. The result of all of this is a bullet that offers devastating performance on game within more traditional ranges of 400 yards or less while also providing some of the best extended-range terminal performance available at ranges past 400 yards.

Our friends at Deer & Deer Hunting caught up with Hornady's Neal Emery to get the scoop on this great new option for hunters or shooters looking to be more effective at longer ranges. Watch the video above for more on the new Precision Hunter ammo line and the ELD-X bullet from Hornady.

The Precision Hunter ammo is available in the following calibers: 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm Rem. Mag., .308 Win., .30-06 Springfield, .300 RCM, .300 Win. Mag., .300 RUM, .30-378 Weatherby Magnum. Currently, MSRPs on the new Precision Hunter ammunition range from $42.88 to $126.85, depending on caliber.

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