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Good Things Come In Small Packages! – 20 Round Boxes of Black Hills Ammo Now Available

In 2012 Press Releases on February 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm



Black Hills Ammunition is now offering a number of defensive ammunition calibers in 20 round boxes for your convenience. With the current economy, every shooter appreciates being able to get the best premium defensive ammunition for their firearm without breaking the weekly budget. Performance is our promise to you and the smaller quantity boxes will make it even easier to put the Power of Performance in your defensive firearm. Initial calibers slated for the 20 round boxes are 9mm, .40 Smith & Wesson, .45 ACP and .380 Automatic.



Black Hills Ammunition New for 2012 – .204 Ruger, .300 Whisper and 5.56mm 69 Gr. MatchKing

In 2012 Press Releases, Uncategorized on February 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Black Hills has announced three new loads for 2012. The first caliber is the .204 Ruger. The new round uses the explosive Hornady V-Max™ projectile that has proven to be one of the most accurate and effective bullets available for use on varmints.

The second is the .300 Whisper. This cartridge is the brainchild of JD Jones of SSK and has been around a long time as a proven wildcat cartridge. This versatile 30 caliber cartridge is designed primarily for use in M4/M16/AR-15 family of rifles and allows for use of a wide weight range of projectiles. Initial Black Hills loads for this cartridge are a 125 grain load that essentially duplicates 7.62×39 ballistics, but with far superior accuracy, plus a 220 grain Sierra MatchKing at subsonic velocity.

Last year, Black Hills introduced two 5.56mm loads, a commercially packaged version of the famous military MK262Mod1 5.56mm 77 grain load, plus a 50 grain TSX. The success of those two loads led to customer requests for a 69 grain MatchKing for use in AR15s with 1/9 twist barrels. Black Hills has always been responsive to customer demand and this year is offering the 69 grain SMK loaded to 5.56mm pressures and velocities in military specification brass, and utilizing temperature stable, flash suppressed propellant.

Black Hills Ammunition Wins Navy Contract for Precision 5.56 Ammunition

In 2012 Press Releases on February 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Black Hills Ammunition has been awarded a new contract for 5.56mm 77 grain LR (Long Range) ammunition for the next five years of U.S. Military requirements for precision 5.56 mm ammunition. This contract for 30 million rounds worth of ammunition is the most recent of three consecutive contracts Black Hills has received for this item. Black Hills is the sole producer of this precision round.  Black Hills President and co-owner Jeff Hoffman comments, “Our company is honored by the confidence shown by the military in making this award to our company. We will continue to do our very best to support the troops who depend on us for specialized ammunition.”

Black Hills 5.56mm 69 Grain OTM Now Available

In 2012 Press Releases on February 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm

For 2012, Black Hills has added a 5.56mm load, the Sierra 69 grain OTM. OTM (Open Tip Match) is the military designation for Match bullets such as the Sierra MatchKing design. The 69 grain Sierra is a bullet of long proven accuracy and is optimum weight and design for use in the 1/9” rifling twist rate found in the majority of the AR-15 rifles commercially available today.

This 5.56mm round provides a flat shooting, wind bucking 2875 fps from a 20” barrel, plus sub MOA accuracy. It’s loaded with a powder selected for extreme temperature stability and is flash suppressed for use in low light conditions.

We have added a special bullet cannelure to increase reliability without sacrificing the extreme accuracy of the Sierra MatchKing projectile. Black Hills 5.56mm- Military match toughness and precision for your sporting rifle!

Black Hills .204 Ruger Now Available

In 2012 Press Releases on February 6, 2012 at 12:32 pm

The .204 Ruger is the highest velocity round available in the AR-15 platform and is a terrific varmint cartridge in either AR-15s or bolt action rifles. It has essentially no recoil while providing velocity above 4000 fps. This cartridge was developed by the good folks over at Hornady®. We load the .204 Ruger using the 32 grain VMAX™ bullet, which provides a great combination of high velocity, devastating effect on varmints and sub minute of angle accuracy. Varmints now have yet another thing to fear from Black Hills!

Black Hills .300 Whisper Now Available

In 2012 Press Releases on February 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

The .300 Whisper was developed by J.D. Jones of SSK Industries. It’s been a popular wildcat for many years, even at one time seeing some limited military use by folks who needed a very quiet but effective weapon combination. This is a versatile cartridge, providing a range of effective ballistics from light bullets essentially duplicating the ballistics of the 7.62×39 AK-47 round, to heavy 220 grain bullets fired at subsonic velocity in the 1000 fps range. Black Hills will offer both a high velocity 125 grain round and a subsonic 220 grain load. This ammunition is also compatible with weapons chambered for the 300 AAC Blackout.

Black Hills Ammunition Ballistics Video

In Video on February 6, 2012 at 11:11 am


We owe our reputation of unmatched dependability, accuracy and high performance to our people: the dedicated souls who clock in every day to our factory.

They’re Americans. More specifically, South Dakotans. Gun aficionados. Ballistics geeks and picky inspection ladies who can sense and then find the tiniest
of flaws. Because of their nitpickiness, their zeal and their grit – evident through every part of the production process – Black Hills Ammunition is counted
among the finest in the world.

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