This ammunition is custom-grade from the factory, loaded to exacting specifications to ensure proper ignition and consistent, match-winning, pin-point accuracy shot after shot. Handloads perform as well as or better. This ammunition is brand new, non-corrosive, and comes in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.
In high BC bullets, conventional polymer tips melt in flight. Hornady engineers discovered that conventional bullet tip materials melt and deform in streamlined, high BC bullets. Although it is not a significant issue for moderate BC conventional tipped varmint and hunting bullets, aerodynamic heating causes BC reduction and accuracy degradation, especially at long ranges (400 yards or more).
Hornady discovered a heat-resistant polymer and created the patent-pending Heat Shield tip to counteract this effect. This ground-breaking new tip produces the perfect meplat (tip) with remarkably consistent results from bullet to bullet and lot to lot. The Heat Shield tip resists aerodynamic heating and retains its shape, resulting in a perfect meplat (tip) that is always the same shape.
A streamlined secant ogive with optimal boattail design, highly concentric AMP bullet jackets, and the patent-pending Heat Shield tip combine to create a supremely accurate, high BC match bullet. Doppler radar is used to measure ELD-Match bullet BCs, which are then corrected for standard atmospheric conditions.