Hornady recently announced a new line of monolithic expanding copper alloy bullet line named CX Bullets for short. The CX line isn’t Hornady’s first go at monolithic copper expanding projectiles and is said to be an improvement on the GMX bullet. The CX line will be offered in nine rifle calibers being produced for the launch, some of which have several grain weight offerings. The CX bullets feature a heat-resistant polymer tip to assist in expanding the solid copper alloy bullet upon entering game animals, and meet regulations in areas that require lead-free ammunition.
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Hornady’s description of the new CX Bullets can be read below, along with a screenshot of the available calibers and grain weights:
The CX™ (Copper alloy eXpanding) bullet from Hornady represents the most advanced monolithic hunting bullet on the market. Its optimized design offers extended range performance, greater accuracy, high weight retention, and deep penetration.
MONOLITHIC COPPER ALLOY BULLET
One-piece copper alloy won’t separate and delivers devastating terminal performance, deep penetration, and 95% weight retention.
HEAT SHIELD® TIP
The Heat Shield® Tip is made of a heat resistant polymer that resists aerodynamic heating and provides a consistently high BC for the bullet’s entire flight path. The Heat Shield® tip also gives the bullet a perfect meplat (tip) for bullet-to-bullet and lot-to-lot consistency.
OPTIMUM GROOVE GEOMETRY
The grooves on the CX™ bullet maximize aerodynamic performance while effectively reducing bearing surface and fouling.
NONTRADITIONAL OPTION FOR LARGE GAME
Fully California compatible and appropriate for use in other areas that require nontraditional bullets, CX™ provides a great option for everything from medium-size to large game.
Aside from being sold in packs of 50 projectiles, CX bullets will also be available in Hornady’s Outfitter, Superformance, and Custom loaded ammunition lines. At this time there’s no mention of pricing per box of 50 projectiles. For more information about Hornady’s CX bullet line, click HERE, or visit their main website, Hornady.com. To stay socially connected with Hornady, you can follow their Facebook or Instagram pages.
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