Black Hills Ammunition has a reputation for making high quality ammunition. They now offer a 6 ARC and 6.5 PRC load in their Black Hills Gold lineup. Also new this year is a 10mm load with their HoneyBadger branding.
[SHOT 2023] New 6 ARC, 6.5 PRC, and 10mm Loads From Black Hills
First up is the 6mm ARC. This cartridge has made quite a splash and many rifle manufacturers are starting to pick it up. Black Hills chose the 103 grain Hornady ELD-X projectile for this load. The ELD-X is a hunting projectile with a polymer tip and heavier jacket, but it maintains a high ballistic coefficient for long range efficiency. Listed velocity is 2,600 FPS.6.5 PRC is another Hornady-developed cartridge, and it has gained widespread adoption. It features a 143-grain Hornady ELD-X projectile at a listed velocity of 2,900 FPS. 10mm requires no introduction. It has seen a resurgence lately with new pistols from Smith & Wesson, Sig Sauer, Glock, Springfield Armory, and even Hi-Point all hitting the market in recent memory. This particular load is part of the HoneyBadger lineup. It takes a different approach than many other handgun loads. Rather than go for the heaviest bullet possible or maximum expansion, HoneyBadger loads use non-deforming solid copper projectiles. They are substantially lighter than traditional lead and copper bullets thanks to their lighter weight. Listed velocity for the 10mm load is 1,600 FPS. No firm availability dates were available for any of these loads, so keep an eye out at your local dealer or online.
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