More Information on Hornady 7mm PRC Ammo
The Hornady 7mm Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC) ELD-X is a high-performance rifle cartridge designed to provide exceptional long-range accuracy and terminal performance for hunters and long-range shooting enthusiasts. The 7mm PRC ELD-X combines the advanced engineering and innovation of Hornady Manufacturing Company with the cutting-edge Extreme Low Drag – eXpanding (ELD-X) bullet technology to create a cartridge that delivers unparalleled downrange performance and effectiveness.
The 7mm PRC ELD-X cartridge features a rimless, bottlenecked case that houses a .284-inch (7mm) diameter bullet. The ELD-X bullet is designed with a high ballistic coefficient, providing excellent aerodynamic performance, minimal wind drift, and a flat trajectory. The bullet’s Heat Shield tip maintains its shape during flight, further enhancing its ballistic efficiency, while the InterLock ring and tapered jacket ensure controlled expansion and deep penetration upon impact, resulting in reliable terminal performance across a wide range of velocities.
Typically weighing between 162 and 175 grains, the 7mm PRC ELD-X delivers muzzle velocities ranging from 2,800 to 3,100 feet per second, depending on the specific load and bullet weight. This combination of velocity and aerodynamic design allows the cartridge to maintain accuracy and energy over long distances, making it highly effective for hunting medium to large-sized game such as deer, elk, and moose, as well as for engaging targets at extended ranges.
One of the key advantages of the Hornady 7mm PRC ELD-X is its compatibility with modern, short-action rifle platforms, offering a balance of power and efficiency in a compact, easily managed package. The cartridge’s design allows for a higher powder charge than other comparable 7mm cartridges, resulting in increased velocity and energy without sacrificing accuracy or increasing recoil to uncomfortable levels.
Factory-loaded Hornady 7mm PRC ELD-X ammunition is available from Hornady Manufacturing Company, featuring the high-quality components and strict quality control that shooters have come to expect from this industry-leading brand. With its impressive accuracy, extended range capabilities, and effective terminal performance, the Hornady 7mm PRC ELD-X offers hunters and long-range shooters a reliable and powerful option for a variety of shooting applications.