Hornady Announces New Precision Hunter Line for 2016

by
posted on October 27, 2015

Just days before the annual NASGW showcase, Hornady has rolled out its new-for-2016 product announcements. Chief among them, as far as hunters are concerned, is the upcoming Precision Hunter line.

Designed around the equally-new ELD-X bullet (which stands for Extremely Low Drag - Expanding) with patent-pending Heat Shield tip, Precision Hunter is being marketed as the ideal load for any hunting situation, and is designed to offer effective terminal performance at all practical ranges.

The long and short of it is that Hornady feels its cracked to code to maintaining effective terminal performance at any range. In low velocity, 400+ yard impacts, the Heat Shield tip is designed to drive backward into the bullet to initiate expansion. Exhibiting expansion with a large and 85-90 percent retained weight is meant to make for deep penetration and large cavities.

The Precision Hunter line will initially feature the following offerings:

•  6.5 CREEDMOOR 143 GR ELD-X
•  7MM REM MAG 162 GR ELD-X
•  308 WIN 178 GR ELD-X
•  30-06 SPRG 178 GR ELD-X
•  300 RCM 178 GR ELD-X
•  300 WIN MAG 200 GR ELD-X
•  300 RUM 220 GR ELD-X
•  30-378 WBY 220 GR ELD-X

For more information, go to Hornady.com or check out the video embedded above.

Latest

Four New Colt Revolvers Lede
Four New Colt Revolvers Lede

Colt Adds Four Revolvers to its Lineup

Long venerated for its broad catalogue of classic firearms, Colt Manufacturing has announced the addition of four new models to its storied lineup of revolvers.

What You Need to Start Reloading

A setup consisting of the basics for reloading will pay for itself while ensuring you’ll never run out of ammo for your favorite rifle. Here’s what you need to get started.

Review: Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD Gen 2

Leupold’s BX-4 Pro Guide HD Gen 2 rangefinding binocular blends affordability, portability and usability to deliver excellent color, clarity, depth of field and low-light performance.

#SundayGunday: Ruger Super Redhawk .22 Hornet

Get a closer look at the Ruger Super Redhawk in .22 Hornet, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

A 3-Step Plan to Tag a Tom

Here’s a basic three-step turkey hunting plan devised to put the odds in your favor this spring.

Review: Ruger Super Wrangler

The Super Wrangler is reliable, accurate and affordable. It may well be this generation’s best of the best for a “woods” gun and is an excellent rimfire handgun choice for any hunter.

Interests



Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.