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Black Hills 5.56mm Now Available Commercially

In 2011 Press Releases on February 7, 2011 at 4:12 pm


Black Hills Ammunition is well-known for manufacturing premium .223 ammunition for sporting, defensive and law enforcement needs. Less known is that Black Hills is also a leading supplier of specialty 5.56mm to the U.S. Military. New for 2011, Black Hills is releasing two 5.56mm offerings for commercial sale.

The 5.56mm 77 grain features a specially produced Sierra MatchKing projectile at 5.56mm velocity of 2750 from a 20” barrel. This load was designed as precision ammunition and delivers sub minute accuracy consistently from 10 shot groups. For utmost accuracy, especially at extended ranges, the BHA 77 is the undisputed choice in 5.56mm.

The BHA 5.56mm 50 grain TSX load was developed for U.S. law enforcement specifications that require reliable expansion, weight retention and consistent penetration even through barriers and through a variety of barrel lengths. This load utilizes a specially built version of Barnes Bullet Company’s TSX bullet. It provides expansion to .50 caliber immediately upon impact and consistently penetrates to an ideal average penetration depth of 14” in ballistic gelatin. This is an ideal civilian defense or law enforcement patrol-rifle round.

Both loads feature military specification brass, sealed military spec primers, temperature-stable military propellant with flash suppressant and are loaded to U.S. 5.56mm pressure limits. Both loads are available for immediate shipment.

Please call (605) 348-5150 for additional product information.

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