New Hornady Match Ammunition & 6.5 Creedmoor Loads from Hornady

Match ammo

Hornady’s Match line of ammunition is well respected for its consistent accuracy. For 2017, the company announced a rather large expansion of the line to include loads that use the company’s own ELD Match bullets that were introduced last year.

223 Rem

This load uses a 73 grain ELD Match bullet loaded to 2,790 fps at the muzzle. It will be sold in boxes of 20 with a suggested retail price of $27.32.

6.5 Creedmoor

Not one, but three new 6.5 Creedmoor loads are being introduced for 2017 in the Match line. The first one is using a 108 grain ELD Match bullet loaded to 2,960 fps. It carries a MSRP of $38.60. The second load uses a 120 grain bullet rated at 2,910 fps with a price tag also showing $38.60. The third load uses a heavier 147 grain bullet loaded to 2,695 fps. This one is a bit more expensive than the others at $41.51 for a box of 20.

260 Rem

The 260 Rem got plenty of love from Hornady this year with several new loads. This one is zipping along at 2,840 fps with a 130 grain bullet and makes more than 2,300 ft-lbs of energy at the muzzle. Price? $38.60.

308 Win

One of the most popular rifle cartridges in the US, the .308 Win, gets a pair of new loads in the Match line. Not surprisingly, for one of them, Hornady is using a 168 grain ELD Match bullet. It is loaded to an even 2,700 fps. For this load, Hornady is asking $41.51. The second load goes a little lighter with a 155 grain bullet moving at 2,850 fps. It has the same asking price as the 168 grain load.

300 Win Mag

The heavy hitter of this bunch in a 178 grain 300 Win Mag load. It is moving at a hair under 3,000 fps and carries a suggested retail price of $53.11.

American Whitetail

As the name suggests, this line of ammo was developed specifically for deer hunters. This year, Hornady expanded the line by only one cartridge: the 6.5 Creedmoor. The load uses a 129 grain InterLock bullet that is loaded to 2,820 fps (2,277 ft-lbs of energy.) These are sold in boxes of 20 with a MSRP of $29.40.

American Gunner

American Gunner rifle

The American Gunner line is a collection of loads that offer good performance at a reasonable price. To the rifle end of the line, Hornady added a 6.5 Creedmoor loading that uses a 140 gr BTHP bullet. Rated at 2,690 fps, these rounds are sold in 50 round boxes. The suggested retail price for a box is $76.67. Keep in mind that Hornady puts rather large MSRPs on its products. Street prices tend to be much lower.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Richard

    I wonder if anyone will produce 6.5 creedmoor for under a dollar per round.

    • Austin

      Most reloaders do 😛

  • Oldtrader3

    Why don’t any of these bullet manufacturer’s make a long range .257 bullet? There are million’s of lonely .25-06’s and .257 Roberts’ out there that could be redefined with some attention to bullets!

  • Temper

    Whatever happened to 6.5 CM match loads being on par with .308 match loads in terms of price? With the killing of the 140gr AMAX and the price being raised nearly 7 dollars a box, this caliber is going to take a hit in popularity. Now it’s just another fancy and expensive caliber.