We’ll go into this new cartridge in greater depth in a future issue, but it has the makings of an excellent round for long-range big-game hunting and for target shooting at extreme long ranges. Here’s a quick synopsis: This cartridge drives heavy bullets, like the new Hornady 212-grain ELD-X, at speeds between 2,800 and 2,900 fps out of my rifle’s 24-inch barrel. With a 26-inch barrel, we’re looking at close to 3,000 fps, which means that this round will be able to effectively engage targets at distances out to 1 mile or more. For hunting, this cartridge will be able to deliver excellent results on larger big game, like elk, at any reasonable distance. For comparative purposes, this cartridge falls somewhere between a .300 Win. Mag. and a .300 Ultra Mag.