Horandy has launched the 6mm Advanced Rifle Cartridge (ARC), the company recently announced.

Recently tested, selected and fielded by a specialised group within the US DoD for its multipurpose combat rifle programme, the 6mm ARC is a truly versatile cartridge that maximises 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 6mm ARC began with a simple question: what can we do with today’s technology to maximise the performance of the AR-15 platform?Hornady Ballistician Jayden Quinlan commented. “We subsequently modelled and tested a variety of designs in different calibres until we were able to produce the most flexible cartridge possible within the limits of the AR-15 system.”

This new cartridge delivers less recoil than larger short-action-based cartridges, yet takes full advantage of modern, heavy 6mm bullets that provide excellent accuracy and ballistic performance at extended range. “The 6mm ARC does much of what larger cartridges can and everything that smaller cartridges can’t,” Quinlan added.

The 6mm 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 in both platform and ammunition. (Photo: Hornady)

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