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41magnut41magnut Senior MemberPosts: 1,216 Senior Member
Recently, I scored a box of Hornady 155 ELD bullets at a most attractive price.

Is the only difference between the A-max and the ELD the heat resistant tip? 

Thank you  
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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,594 Senior Member

    Short answer.  Measure it carefully  to make sure it has the same exterior dimensions.
    Or, call Hornady
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    I went to the above link and posted something knowing it was a year old site but it's still valid because we're still discussing the fact of what Hornady is doing, doing away with something that works well and replacing it with something that should work just as well but more expensive.
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  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,216 Senior Member
    I should have done a search, but it's so much easier for others to do, and they are much better than I.

    KP already did the work of calling Hornady for the answer to me question. 

    So, the 155 ELD is the A-max w/ a nose job. 

    I've been told by people with more technical savy than I, that the A-max was equivalent to the Sierra 2155 (old Palma #) 155. So, we shall see how they compare in my rifle.

    Have anyone done any experimental loading with different seating depths?   
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,644 Senior Member
    edited August 2018 #5
    41magnut said:

    Has anyone done any experimental loading with different seating depths?   
    I played around with it years ago and the results amazed me.
    In a sporter weight rifle, and using 1/4 turn increments on the seating stem, I found that group size, and location, would vary considerably based on the depth.
    There also appeared to be no rhyme or reason to the results.

    I always started with the shortest OAL,

    The only thing I could figure was barrel harmonics were playing a role. Group size would go something like, 1.5", 3", 2", 0.75", 3.5" etc and group location  danced around the aiming point by up to +/- 2"

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