Hornady continues to be nimble with their product development, introducing new loads where a need is found. They have announced many new loads for 2017 with a host of new match grade offerings that look very promising for snipers and long range shooters. As you might expect, they are primarily based around their new ELD bullet design. But these are not just replacement loads for some already existing AMax loads, they also include some new offerings. Here is a quick run down of their new for 2017 Match loads.

  • 223 Rem 73 gr ELD® Match
  • 6mm Creedmoor 108 gr ELD® Match
  • 260 Rem 130 gr ELD® Match
  • 6.5 Creedmoor 120 gr ELD® Match
  • 6.5 Creedmoor 147 gr ELD® Match
  • 308 Win 155 gr ELD® Match
  • 308 Win 168 gr ELD® Match
  • 300 Win Mag 178 gr ELD® Match

We will certainly be looking to test the new 260 load and 308 loads and as the Creedmoor continues to grow in popularity we’ll look to add some tests of those as well.

Hornady also announced 15 new bullets in their ELD lineup for 2017.

  • 22 Cal. 52 gr. ELD® Match
  • 22 Cal. 73 gr. ELD® Match
  • 22 Cal. 75 gr. ELD® Match
  • 22 Cal. 80 gr. ELD® Match
  • 6mm 108 gr. ELD® Match
  • 6.5mm 100 gr. ELD® Match
  • 6.5mm 120 gr. ELD® Match
  • 6.5mm 123 gr.ELD® Match
  • 6.5mm 130 gr. ELD® Match
  • 6.5mm 147 gr. ELD® Match
  • 7mm 180 gr. ELD® Match
  • 30 Cal. 155 gr. ELD® Match
  • 30 Cal. 168 gr. ELD® Match
  • 30 Cal. 178 gr. ELD® Match
  • 30 Cal. 225 gr. ELD® Match

It is exciting to see them continue to innovate

 

3 Comments

Bryan Webster

Will be interesting to see if any of these heavier/longer bullet loads are stabilized in all your test rifles.

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Dustysa4

I contacted Hornady about some of the new 224 ELD Match bullets. The 73 grain bullet is designed to be seated at magazine length. The 75 & 80 grain bullets are designed to be seated longer, like the 75 & 80 grain A-Max bullets. It’ll be interesting to see how Hornady’s new 73 grain ELD Match stacks up against the Sierra 77 Tipped Matchking (also designed to be seated at magazine length).

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