Can this be the best 6.5 Creedmoor bullet? We have shot well north of 20,000 rounds of 6.5 Creedmoor utilizing a number of different bullets. Here at Wildesideprecision.com we are huge fans of http://BERGERBULLETS.COM range of bullets. With that being said, Hornady has a bullet often overlooked…. The Hornady 123 Grain ELDM. This bullet covers a wide range of use. As a result, hits all the points we look at for a viable projectile for everything from competition, to broad use shooting. Stay with me on this one…
Hornady 123 Grain ELDM
No one wants to spend time and ammunition shopping for the perfect bullet. No one wants to spend precious resources on load development. One of the biggest things that drives me to choosing a bullet is the ease of accuracy. This bullet tends to be jump insensitive. It allows you to maximize the case fill and get insane speeds out of the bullets.
Flat Shooting Bullet
The most compelling evidence is a screenshot of Hornady 123 Grain ELDM at 3080 FPS, at sea level. This range card is displaying 10 MPH of wind at 90* full value. 10 MPH 90* full value is a data point we compare bullets side by side with. On the whole this allows us to see if it is a viable bullet for competition use. Clearly at 7.1 mils at sea level to 1000 yards, this is a very capable bullet. Applied Ballistics
SPEED IS KING
Now that these are the times we live in, look to expand your knowledge by trying things that are not the social norm. If you ask any of the long range shooters who much less, shoots 6.5 class cases, almost none of them shoot the lighter bullets. Mainly because they see the BC and immediately presume that a heavier bullet will outpace it. However this is not a truth. Most venues in PRS style matches have average targets from 300-800 yards, specifically inside 600 yards.