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Re: Hornady 243 - 6mm 103gr ELD-X

17 Sep 2017
@ 02:16 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Hi mark, this is in essence a high BC variation of the 95gr SST, but with a touch extra weight. This is a very good bullet design. It is limitations are relative to the bore diameter rather than the actual bullet design. Hornady have done their best to provide us with a bullet that retains velocity which equates to more than just a flat trajectory. Couple high retained velocity with a wide meplat and the result is increased wounding potential. This bullet also suits the now common 8 twist bores such as found in the Ruger American (6mm Creedmore).

All of these things aside, the ELD-X produces wounding akin to the SST at like velocities. If you have experience with one, you can interpolate this to other, within reason.

If you look through the recent threads here, there is a .243 discussion where we have been talking about the .243 loaded with this type of bullet. Please see my comments in that thread regarding wild pigs.


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