Hornady is proud to introduce the new 6mm ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge). Recently tested, selected and fielded by a specialized group within the U.S. Department of Defense for its multipurpose combat rifle program, the 6 mm ARC is a truly versatile cartridge that maximizes the potential of the AR-15 platform. The consumer offerings will feature bullets selected to deliver ideal performance for hunting, match shooting and personal protection applications.
“The 6 mm ARC began with a simple question: What can we do with today’s technology to maximize the performance of the AR-15 platform?” Hornady Ballistician Jayden Quinlan said. “We subsequently modeled and tested a variety of designs in different calibers until we were able to produce the most flexible cartridge possible within the limits of the AR-15 system.”
This new cartridge delivers less felt recoil than larger short-action-based cartridges, yet takes full advantage of modern, heavy for caliber 6mm bullets that provide excellent accuracy and ballistic performance at extended range.
“The 6 mm ARC does much of what larger cartridges can and everything that smaller cartridges can’t,” Quinlan said.
The 6 mm ARC delivers substantially better ballistics than the 5.56 NATO with similar recoil and yet delivers comparable ballistics to the venerable 308 Winchester with 30% less weight on both weapons system and ammunition.
The 6mm ARC will be available in the following product lines:
- 6mm ARC 105 gr. BTHP Hornady BLACK®
- 6mm ARC 108 gr. ELD® Match™
- 6mm ARC 103 gr. ELD-X® Precision Hunter® (Available Fall of 2020).
More information can be found at Hornady.com/6mmARC.