Extremely low drag (high ballistic coefficient) projectiles designed with terminal ballistics (efficacy on game animals) in mind. This is the way. In this case Federal Ammunition and Hornady are playing nice together, resulting in Federal Premium ammunition featuring Hornady ELD-X projectiles.
What this means to me is extremely precisely-loaded ammunition in top quality brass with top quality primers firing some of the best bullets available. I can’t wait to try it out.
Federal’s press release follows . . .
Federal Ammunition introduces an expansion of its line of Premium hunting loads to now feature Hornady ELD-X hunting bullets. The new offerings will be loaded in Federal’s Anoka, Minnesota factory. The full lineup will soon be available in ten centerfire cartridge options from 243 Win. to 300 Win. Magnum. Currently, ELD-X 7MM PRC 175-grain is available online: ELD-X 7MM PRC (federalpremium.com)
“Continuing the tradition of Federal Premium—which means loading the most popular bullets—we now are loading ELD-X bullets,” said Federal’s Senior Director of Product Management, Jesse Whiteside. “ELD-X bullets are very accurate and we are holding this bullet to our highest standards of our Premium specifications. Our customers requested these bullets in factory-loaded ammunition, and we are happy to deliver on our customers’ needs.”
The match-accurate, hard-hitting ELD-X hunting bullet features an extremely high-ballistic coefficient in a design that provides effective expansion at a wide range of velocities. The bullet features a unique polymer tip that resists deformation to achieve consistent ballistics and initiate extreme-range expansion. It also touts an aerodynamic secant ogive and optimized boat-tail, plus a concentric copper jacket with robust shank.
Summary of cartridges include: 243 Win., 90-grain; 6.5 Creedmoor, 143-grain; 6.5 PRC, 143-grain; 270 Win., 145-grain; 7mm Rem. Magnum, 162-grain; 7mm PRC, 175-grain, 308 Win., 178-grain; 30-06 Sprg.,178-grain; 300 WSM, 200-grain; and 300 Win. Mag., 200-grain.
The load also features specially formulated propellant and nickel-plated brass. It is packaged in 20-round boxes; MSRP: $52.99-82.99.
For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.