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#6521963 - 11/01/16 02:48 PM New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!!
ChadTRG42 Offline
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I've always liked the 270 Win, and am always wanting a good bullet that performs well as a hunting bullet with a good BC. Finally, Hornady is coming out with a .277" bullet in their new ELD-X line to load in the 270 Win, 270 WSM, 270 Wby. I already called to get these, and suppliers do not even have a part number assigned to them yet. So, I will keep waiting. I WILL be loading these up when they become available. I am really excited about these!!!

G1 BC = .536
G7 BC = .270

http://www.hornady.com/store/270-cal-277-145-gr-ELDX/
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#6521977 - 11/01/16 03:00 PM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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That looks pretty slick.

I might have to get you to load me some. Keep us posted.
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#6522160 - 11/01/16 04:57 PM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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So how much to have my current 130s replaced with 140s roflmao
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#6522164 - 11/01/16 04:59 PM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Be fore warned that the bc is only correct at the highest velocity.

http://m.hornady.com/BC
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#6522230 - 11/01/16 05:42 PM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: dee]
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Stand on the throttle then. I don't see the problem here. grin
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#6522446 - 11/01/16 07:14 PM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Stand on the throttle then. I don't see the problem here. grin


You and I both know speed only goes downhill as soon as it leaves the barrel. It needs a good scaled bc to be accurate.
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#6522690 - 11/01/16 09:04 PM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Hmmm... very interesting. laugh
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#6523083 - 11/02/16 07:53 AM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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will buy a box of these when they become available.
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#6523136 - 11/02/16 08:16 AM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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interesting
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#6523179 - 11/02/16 08:38 AM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
Be fore warned that the bc is only correct at the highest velocity.

http://m.hornady.com/BC


Thanks, dee, I had not seen this page. It's interesting how Berger uses an averaged G7 BC across all velocities, where Hornady uses the highest listed BC. This makes sense why their listed BC's are equal to or often higher than the Berger G7 BC's. But in reality, and not that high.

With the 277" bullet listed G7 BC is .270 at 2500+, you won't drop below 2500 fps until about 250 yards. Then the ELD-X is about even with the Berger BC of the 150 grain.
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#6523184 - 11/02/16 08:40 AM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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I really like the new placement of the interlock ring on these eld-x bullets. It actually serves a purpose now. On the old design if it came apart to the interlock ring it was already too far gone. May give my partition a run for its money.
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#6523391 - 11/02/16 10:22 AM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Chad, how do you see these comparing to the new Berger 170 gr EOL (with a barrel with proper twist)?
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#6523440 - 11/02/16 10:56 AM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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The berger 170 has a better ballistic coefficient.

I think the deciding factor will be how fast you can push either of the two rounds. In a performance stand point I think the beger will come out on top. Their load data shows many loads over 2800 fps and several approaching 2900 fps with a 26 inch barrel so the capacity is there to move it.
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#6523442 - 11/02/16 10:57 AM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Well, the 170 EOL will spank any other .277" bullet as far as BC goes, but needs a 1:8" twist to stabilize. I have been so impressed with the 7mm 195 EOL that I am building a rifle just to shoot this one 7mm bullet. But, 99.99% of 270 barrels will be a 1:10" twist. So, you have to cater any high BC bullet around this twist for the general mass of 270 shooters, which is the limiting factor of a 270 and high BC bullets (the same problem is had with the 243 heavy, high BC bullets and the slow barrel twist rates). The Nosler 150 grain LR AB has pushed the limit, and it is barely stable in a 1:10" twist unless pushed really hard. I have played a little with this bullet, and the groups have been so so. The LR AB bullets seen very soft in general, and I think can be a challenge to dial in and load for. But a 277" bullet in the 140 to 150 grain class weight that is not too long of a bullet (remember, bullet stability is largely based on bullet length, not the weight), should be a good ticket. I have been HIGHLY impressed with the ELD line of bullets so far, and will certainly be trying the 145 ELD-X in 270 once it is available. My customers really like the performance so far on elk and pigs with the ELD-X.

But if I were comparing a 170 grain 270 bullet to the 195 7mm bullet, the 7mm will perform better with only 15 grains more bullet weight. Plus the available cartridges in 7mm far out number the cartridges in a 270. You really need a magnum round to take advantage of either bullet high BC bullet. I'm a HUGE 270 Win fan, and really like the round. I think this 145 ELD-X would be one of the best lead, non-bonded bullets available for it.
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#6523473 - 11/02/16 11:15 AM Re: New 270 bullet from Hornady- 145 grain ELD-X!! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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So is the 145 ELD-X supposed to stabilize in a 1:10" twist then? If so I have the perfect rifle for it.

OK maybe not perfect, but one I would really like to try it in.


Edited by JTPinTX (11/02/16 11:16 AM)

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