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First Look: Hornady's New CX Bullets

It may be the most advanced monolithic hunting bullet on the market.

  • Above: Game & Fish Editorial Director Adam Heggenstaller talks with Seth Swerczek to learn about an exciting new bullet from Hornady called the CX.

What does groove geometry and Doppler radar have in common? They have a lot to do with how hard Hornady's new CX bullets hit down-range.

Hornady's Seth Swerczek explains in above video that developers used radar to find the desired groove geometry to lower drag on the copper-zinc monolithic bullet for extended range performance, greater accuracy, high weight retention and deep penetration.

The new CX (Copper alloy eXpanding) bullet is the most advanced monolithic hunting bullet on the market.

CX Features

Monolithic Copper Alloy Bullet

  • One-piece copper alloy 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.

CX bullets are loaded in Hornady Outfitter, Superformance and Custom ammunition.

Hornady CX Bullets
Hornady CX Bullets


Available in:


  • 6MM .243" / 80 gr / .273 (G1)
  • 6MM .243" / 90 gr / .418 (G1)
  • 25 CAL. .257" / 90 gr / .273 (G1)
  • 6.5MM .264" / 120 gr / .428 (G1)
  • 6.5MM .264" / 130 gr / .489 (G1)
  • 270 CAL. .277" / 100 gr / .262 (G1)
  • 270 CAL. .277" / 130 gr / .403 (G1)
  • 7MM .284" / 139 gr / .429 (G1)
  • 7MM .284" / 150 gr .455 (G1)
  • 30 CAL. .308" / 110 gr / .312 (G1)
  • 30 CAL. .308" / 165 gr / .440 (G1)
  • 30 CAL. .308" / 180 gr / .469 (G1)
  • 30 CAL. .308" / 190 gr / .575 (G1)
  • 338 CAL. .338" / 185 gr / .407 (G1)
  • 338 CAL. .338" / 225 gr / .490 (G1)
  • 375 CAL. .375" / 250 gr / .403 (G1)

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