The new Hornady CX and ECX monolythic copper alloy reloading bullets are geometrically perfect and feature a Heat Shield tip and a deep hollow point for maximum expansion
Initially announced back in January as the Company's main new product for 2022, the Hornady CX and Hornady ECX reloading bullets open a whole new horizon to long-range precision hunters worldwide. Their design features and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques make them extremely effective on mid-to-large size prey, and viable options for use even in those jurisdictions where the use of lead-based ammunition for hunting is banned or restricted.
Hornady CX reloading bullets
The Hornady CX "Copper alloy eXpanding" reloading bullets are described by Hornady as the most advanced monolythic bullets currently available on the global market.
Hornady's CX bullets are manufactured entirely out of single blocks of copper alloy, and feature a wide and deep hollow point that allows the ball to retain well over 95% of their total weight upon expansion.
The hollow point is protected by a heat-resistant red polymer tip which works as an expansion initiator, helps to maintaining aerodynamic coefficient when in-flight, and prevents the cavity from being obstructed with debris upon impact, which may hinder proper expansion.
Additionally, Hornady's CX bullets feature a set of longitudinal cuts optimized to reduce friction within the bore – which helps to keep barrels cleaner! – and to reduce drag, resulting in more retained velocity downrange and higher ballistic coefficient and energy on target.
This makes the Hornady CX bullets perfect for larger game and longer range hunting specialties, such as mountain hunting.
Hornady's CX reloading bullets are already available on the international markets in 50- or 100-pcs boxes, in a wide choice of bullet weights and nine different calibers: 6mm/.243, .257, 6.5mm/.264, 6.8mm/270, .277, 7mm/.284, .308, .338, and .375. Hornady also uses the CX bullets as factory standard loads for numerous new entries in their Custom Rifle, Outfitter and Superformance lines of ammunition.
Hornady ECX reloading bullets
The new Hornady ECX "Extreme Copper alloy eXpanding" reloading bullets offer essentially all the features of the CX line, but with the advantage of an even wider and deeper hollow point, with a flat heat-resistant red polymer tip insert.
The Hornady ECX line of bullets was specifically conceived for international shooters, and is only available for export and not on the US market. Its optimized design offers high levels of accuracy across a wide variety of chamber designs and twist rates. Particular attention was given to ensure the highest level of compatibility with traditional European chamber dimensions.
The Hornady ECX reloading bullets are sold in 50- or 100-pcs boxes, in numerous weight options and in popular European hunting calibers such as .224, 6,5/.264, 7mm/.284, .308, 8mm e 9,3mm. All variants are already available on numerous export markets.
In addition, Hornady ECX bullets as standard in factory loads for the Hornady International line of hunting ammunition in nine calibers: .223 Remington, 6.5x55mm, 7x57mm, 7x64mm, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Winchester Magnum, 8x57 JS, and 9.3x62.