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In high BC bullets, traditional polymer tips melt during flight. Conventional bullet tip materials melt and deform in streamlined, high BC rounds, according to Hornady experts. Aerodynamic heating causes BC reduction and accuracy degradation, especially at long ranges (400 yards and beyond), even if it is not a serious concern with modest BC conventional tipped varmint and hunting bullets. 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 one bullet to the next and lot to lot.
The Heat Shield tip resists aerodynamic heating and maintains its shape, resulting in a flawless meplat (tip) that never changes shape. The combination of a streamlined secant ogive with optimal boattail design, highly concentric AMP bullet jackets, and the patent-pending Heat Shield tip results in a very accurate, high BC match bullet. Doppler radar is used to measure ELD-Match bullet BCs, which are then corrected for typical air circumstances.
Heat Shield Tip forms the perfect meplat
No tip deformation from aerodynamic heating
Extremely low drag bullet profile delivers high ballistic coefficients
Swaged lead core provided uniformity and balance
AMP jacket design for optimum concentricity and accuracy