Hornady expands ELD-M line



  • http://m.hornady.com/store/ELD-Match-New/

    .224 options, 6mm, 6.5mm, 7mm, 30 cal.

    Highlights are 108 6mm .537 G1 .270 G7
    123 6.5mm .554 g1 .279 g7
    147 6.5mm .697 g1 .351 g7 ! (Heck yea for heavier then 140 6.5mm)
    180 7mm BC TBD

    They're also loading some new things.

    6mm Creedmoor factory load
    260 Remington factory load

    http://m.hornady.com/new-products



  • Hunting seasons of one variety or the next have been going on for quite a bit now and I've been getting quite a few reports of "sub-par" performance from the ELD-X's folks are using. Inconsistent results reported. Some pencil through, others explode on the surface. I remember hearing similar things about the Amax's, which stands to reason.

    Not that any of that matters as it pertains to plinking or varmints. They all say they are plenty accurate and fly good.



  • That's disappointing.

    I've never bought into the plastic tip aiding in expansion.

    But on a match/plinking round it doesn't matter.

    I've shot quite a few animals with Hornady tipped bullets and haven't had that experience yet, but that doesn't mean much either.

    I take that back, I have seen a couple SST not expand, or expand very little. Also seen them blow up.



  • Not to pick on either bullet, but you really hear the same thing about the Berger VLD's and Nosler LRAB's as well. I think a lot of it has to do with what people expect their bullet to do. Pretty tough to beat a Core-Lokt, or Nosler Partition, or Hornady soft point for killing stuff and most people would be well served to use such a bullet for their zero to 300 yard hunting. However, slinging a long, high bc bullet that bucks the wind and shoots flat sure makes landing a shot on your intended point of impact a lot easier at distance.



  • Pretty excited about the 6mm Creedmoor ammo too. Had heard the rumor, cool to see it come to fruition. Glad I've got at least 5 6Creed reamers, I'm guessing one of them will align with this factory ammunition.



  • Yikes. Does anyone know if the release of the 108 grain eld-m will delete the 105 Amax from further production? That's my my 'go to' bullet in the 6 creed. That could be bittersweet.



  • I would guess that they will discontinue the overlap of AMAX and ELD-M.

    So I would guess yes.

    But I have no idea if thats the correct answer.



  • The new brass options they offer are interesting to.

    6mm HAGAR
    280 Remington
    6 Creedmoor

    6mm Hagar being a wildcat for ars.

    I wonder if Hornady submitted the 6 CReed and 6 HAGAR to SAAMI?

    Then other things that are interesting.

    Cartridge gauges
    ELD seating stems
    Swage die for single stage press

    And the 225 30 cal bullet has a G1 of .777 and G7 of .391 :open_mouth:



  • @rhyno said:

    6 Creedmoor

    They've had 6 creed brass for quite a while now haven't they? ... or was that brass all ordered and distributed by GA Precision, and now hornady is providing it direct through their channels?



  • @orkan said:

    @rhyno said:

    6 Creedmoor

    They've had 6 creed brass for quite a while now haven't they? ... or was that brass all ordered and distributed by GA Precision, and now hornady is providing it direct through their channels?

    I know GAP was one of the first, if not thee first and even sold it by the (single)piece. But I've bought it from midway and precision reloading in hornady's same 50 count packaging as their other brass offerings for several months now.



  • @orkan I think It was just GAP stuff before like the LRM stuff.

    Now its official I guess.


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