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Hornady® ELD-X® 7mm .284″ 162Gr 100 Count Box


The ELD-X® (Extremely Low Drag – eXpanding) bullet is a technologically advanced, match accurate, ALL-RANGE hunting bullet featuring highest-in-class ballistic coefficients and consistent, controlled expansion at ALL practical hunting distances.


  • Best-in-class BCs
    • Verified by Doppler radar, the Heat Shield® tip is immune to the effects of aerodynamic heating and retains its shape to maintain the highest-in-class BC over its entire trajectory.
  • Match accurate hunting bullet
    • Streamlined secant ogive with optimum boattail design + highly concentric AMP® bullet jackets + Heat Shield® tip combine for radically superior aerodynamic efficiency.
    • ELD-X bullets are available in factory loaded Precision Hunter ammunition.
  • Devastating conventional range performance
    • With high velocity 0-400 yard impact, the bullet continually expands throughout its penetration path. The thick shank of the jacket and high InterLock® ring keep the core and jacket together providing 50-60% weight retention.
  • Best extended range terminal performance available
    • Upon low-velocity 400+ yard impacts, the Heat Shield® tip drives backward into the bullet to initiate expansion. Exhibiting conventional expansion with a large mushroom and 85-90% retained weight the bullet provides deep penetration and large wound cavities.


Bullet Type Extremely Low Drag – eXpanding
Sectional Density 0.287
Ballistic Coefficient (G1) 0.630
Ballistic Coefficient (G7) 0.315
Recommended Twist Rate (in) 1-9.5

Additional Information:

Expanded Ballistic Coefficient Information:

Ballistic Coefficient (BC) values can, and usually do change in value with changes in velocity. Most bullets exhibit a lowering BC as velocity slows. The extent of how much a BC will change depends on each unique bullet shape. When comparing BCs of different bullets, it is important to use an apples-to-apples approach.

To do this, bullets should be compared at a given Mach number (e.g. Mach 1 = 1116.48 fps @ ICAO Standard Atmosphere). Mach number is the velocity of the bullet divided by the speed of sound. If a Mach number is unavailable, velocity can be used if the BCs are corrected to Standard Atmosphere which is fairly typical practice within the industry.

The majority of industry published BCs is measured over relatively short ranges of 100 to 300 yards, which corresponds to velocities around 2500 fps depending on muzzle velocities.

  • Mach 2.25 (2512 fps* and above) – Velocities above 2,500 fps and distances out to 300 yards.
  • Mach 2.0 (2232 fps*) – Use this for mid-range shooting where the bullet spends time in flight after slowing down.
  • Mach 1.75 (1953 fps*) – Use this for long-range shooting where much of the bullet flight occurs after velocity loss.
MACH 2.25 MACH 2 MACH 1.75
G1 0.631 0.626 0.615
G7 0.318 0.314 0.308

*Velocity at International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standard Atmosphere (Sea Level, 59 degrees F, 29.92 inHg, 0% Humidity).

Item Number 2840
Distributor Item Number 200-2840


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