Hornady® Precision Hunter® 308 Win 178Gr ELD-X 20 Round Box


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Accuracy and terminal performance are the cornerstones of Hornady® Precision Hunter® factory loaded ammunition. Great care has been given by Hornady engineers to develop superior, match­-accurate hunting loads that allow the ELD­-X® bullet to achieve its maximum ballistic potential.

Propellants used in the Precision Hunter® ammunition line are clean burning and loaded to uniform capacity for consistent shot to shot results regardless of temperature. This attention to detail provides the highest levels of accuracy and performance uniformity for the most demanding and diverse hunting situations.


  • Featuring the radically superior ELD-­X® bullet with Heat Shield® tip, Precision Hunter™ is the ideal load for ANY hunting situation because of its effective terminal performance at ALL practical ranges.
  • Featuring ELD­-X® Bullets with Heat Shield® tip
  • Best­-in-­class BCs
    • Verified by Doppler radar, the Heat Shield® tip defies 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.
  • 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 controlled expansion with a large mushroom and 85­-90% retained weight, the bullet provides deep penetration and large cavities. Available as component bullets or in factory loaded Precision Hunter™ ammunition.



Bullet Type (Polymer Tip) Extremely Low Drag – eXpanding
Bullet Weight (g) 11.5
Sectional Density 0.268
Jacket Material Copper
Cartridge Case Brass
Cartridge Headstamp HORNADY 308 WIN

Ballistics (24″ Test Barrel):

Ballistic Coefficient (G1) 0.552
Ballistic Coefficient (G7) 0.278
GEE/MRD (m) 168

Velocity and Energy:

Distance (y) Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500
Velocity (fps) 2600 2437 2281 2130 1984 1846
Energy (ft-lbs) 2672 2348 2056 1792 1556 1346


Distance (y) Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500
Drop (in) -1.5 2.2 0 -8.8 -25.5 -50.2

Velocity and Energy:

Distance (m) Muzzle 50 100 150 200 250 300
Velocity (m/s) 792 766 740 714 689 665 640
Energy (J) 3622 3384 3158 2943 2740 2547 2364


Distance (m) Muzzle 50 100 150 200 250 300
Drop (cm) -5.0 -0.4 0 -4.1 -12.9 -27.0 -46.6
GEE Based Drop (cm) -5.0 1.6 4.0 1.9 -4.9 -17.0 -34.6

Additional Information:

Item Number 80994
Distributor Item Number 200-80994


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