SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

Hornady 6mm ARC Ammunition Receives Golden Bullseye Award

(Grand Island, Nebr.) — Hornady® 6mm ARC has been named the 2021 Shooting Illustrated Ammunition Product of the Year as part of the National Rifle Association’s Publications Golden Bullseye Awards.

The 6mm ARC was developed to maximize the versatility of the AR-15 platform. This cartridge produces substantially better ballistics than the 223 Rem and 224 Valkyrie in a platform with 30% less weight than an AR-10/308 Win. system. The 6mm ARC delivers unprecedented performance from the AR-15 and outstanding barrel life. While originally developed for a specialized group within the U.S. DoD, it is ideal for hunting, match shooting and personal defense applications.

“We are thrilled to receive this award from NRA Publications” said Jason Hornady, Vice President. “In developing the 6mm ARC we truly strove to advance the rifle cartridge, and the recognition is gratifying.”

Now in their 19th year, the NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledge the finest product available in the shooting sports. The winners are selected by a seven-member committee consisting of editors, graphic designers and veteran NRA Publications staff, representing more than a century of collective experience in the shooting and hunting industry.

Commercial 6mm ARC offerings feature bullets selected to deliver ideal performance for hunting, match shooting and personal protection applications.

The 6mm ARC is available in the following product lines:

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