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Hornady Projectiles for Performance
In high BC bullets, conventional polymer tips melt in flight. Conventional bullet tip materials in streamlined, high BC bullets melt and distort, according to Hornady experts. Aerodynamic heating causes BC reduction and accuracy degradation at extended ranges (400 yds and beyond), even though it is not a serious concern with modest BC conventional tipped varmint and hunting bullets. Hornady identified a heat-resistant material and developed 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 from one batch to the next.
The Heat Shield tip defies the effects of aerodynamic heating and retains its shape to provide a perfect meplat (tip) that is always the same 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. The bullet expands continuously during its penetration path at high velocity, 0-400 yard impact. The jacket's thick shank and high Interlock ring keep the core and jacket together, allowing for 50-60% weight retention. The Heat Shield tip drives backward into the bullet to induce expansion for low velocity, 400+ yard hits. The bullet achieves deep penetration and huge wound cavities by exhibiting conventional expansion with a massive mushroom and 85-90 percent retained weight. This isn't ready-to-fire ammo.
Bullet Diameter: 0.308"
Bullet Length: 1.530"
Bullet Weight: 200 Grains
Bullet Style: Polymer Tipped Boat Tail
Bullet Coating: Non-Coated
Sectional Density: 0.301
G1 Ballistic Coefficient: 0.626
G7 Ballistic Coefficient: 0.315