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Anyone planning on using the new Hornady ELD-X bullets?

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Rog (Buttermilk421)


 
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Well that was interesting. Looks like it will be a good performer but only time will tell as to how good.
 
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Yep. Never thought my Accubond tips melted. Every deer I've shot with them from 400-538 yards were hit exactly where I aimed. No apparent meltdown.
Lot of hype. Let's see the performance.
 
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I'll probably try them. I like hornady stuff but that video they had announcing these bullets made it seem like the second coming of christ. Way over the top even if the bullet works as advertised. Seems very similar to the ABLR minus the bonding. Should be good for hunting in pistol length barrels I would think. Good expansion at lower velocities.
 
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Lot of hype. Let's see the performance.

I agree.
It's hard to believe a bullet tip will reach <700 deg (I don't remember the exact numbers) in flight. Of course, they didn't necessarily say ALL plastic tips melted, but the ones on the new bullet did. Wonder if Hornady plans on changing the formulation of the plastic tips of their SST, V-Max and A-Max lines of bullets?


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Actually, Hornady does claim that ALL plastic tipped bullets had melting. Apparently their Doppler radar data shows that.


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Rog (Buttermilk421)


 
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Apparently their Doppler radar data shows that.

laugh laugh


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Actually, Hornady does claim that ALL plastic tipped bullets had melting. Apparently their Doppler radar data shows that.

My origial comment (albeit not worded well) was meant to make the distinction of whether Hornady was saying all of THEIR plastic tipped bullets were melting or whether EVERYONE'S (their's included) plastic tipped bullets were melting. After having watched the 20 min video again I don't think they make the distinction in the video. They said things like "...current polymer tips......currently used polymer materials." Is that only their current or everyone's current? Does Hornady clarify somewhere in a press release?

Edited to add: The answer to my question may be here in Hornady's "White Paper". The paper's 23 pgs long and I don't have the time to read it right now, but will read it later.

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Everyone's. Read their "white paper" for details.

Hornady claims all bullet manufacturers were/are using the same polymer for tips until they developed their new heat resistant tip.


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Rog (Buttermilk421)


 
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