Hornady ELD-X 6.5mm 143 Grain .264” Heat Shield Tip BT Bullet (100)


Hornady ELD-X 6.5mm 143 Grain .264” Heat Shield Tip BT Bullet (100)

The ELD-X™ 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 bullets melt in flight. Hornady® engineers discovered that commonly used bullet tip materials in streamlined, high BC bullets melt and deform. Although not a significant issue affecting moderate BC conventional tipped varmint and hunting bullets, aerodynamic heating causes BC reduction and degradation of accuracy, particularly at extended ranges (400 yds +). To counter this effect, Hornady 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 yards), the ELD-X bullet is designed to continually expand throughout its penetration path. Upon impact the thin nose section of the bullet peels back and sheds 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 + yards), 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.
  • Box of 100
  • ELD-X - Extremely Low Drag - eXpanding
  • Heat Shield tip defies effects of aerodynamic heating; retains shape
  • Streamlined secant ogive with optimum boat-tail design
  • Highly concentric AMP® bullet jacket
  • Radically superior aerodynamic efficiency
  • Highest in-class BC over its entire trajectory
  • Devastating conventional range performance
  • Excellent extended range terminal performance
  • Caliber: 6.5mm
  • Ballistic coefficient (G1): 0.625
  • Ballistic coefficient (G7): 0.315
  • Sectional density: 0.293
  • Bullet weight: 143 grains
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Hornady ELD-X 6.5mm 143 Grain .264” Heat Shield Tip BT Bullet (100)

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Boat tail / Heat Shield tip
143 grains
0.264" Hunting Boat tail / Heat Shield tip $42.99