Black Hills has a reputation for long-range accuracy and the new .308 178 Gr. A-MAX® load takes it a step further. With a true ballistic coefficient of .495 this sleek, tipped design bullet delivers all the precision your long-range tactical or competition rifle is capable of providing. As a police sniper round, it combines extreme precision with a bullet design that provides quick, reliable expansion and performance with limited penetration (vs traditional BTHP designs) for increased officer and public safety.
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Who says you can’t have match accuracy in a hunting or defense load? The Black Hills .308 150 grain SST™ combines minute of angle accuracy with a tough constructed bullet suitable for all but the largest North American game. This premium bullet opens up immediately upon impact to a diameter of over .60 caliber, creating a resultant wound channel 8″ in diameter, but reliably retains approximately 75% of its weight and penetrates to 18″. When you are looking for a flat shooting, accurate and powerful load for your deer rifle or for your semi auto duty/defense rifle, this load has what it takes.
Black Hills Ammunition introduced the 50 grain TSX last year and it has been an overwhelming success as a premium “barrier blind”defense and duty load but some folks really wanted something heavier. We listen to what our customers want. The Optimized™ 5.56mm 62 Gr. TSX load is designed for use in all rifles with a twist rate of 1/9” and faster, including short-barreled rifles. It is flash suppressed for use in low light situations. This load opens up immediately upon impact to over 50 caliber and penetrates to 20” in ballistic gel tissue simulant, while creating a wound channel over 5” in diameter. This 5.56mm ammunition is loaded to pressures higher than commercial .223 ammunition in order to provide maximum performance and should be used only in suitably chambered firearms.
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 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 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.”
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!
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!
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Shooters nation-wide have come to rely on remanufactured ammunition from Black Hills as an economical, yet high quality choice of sport and training ammunition. Black Hills is always a stickler for quality and has advised that in recent years it has been difficult to locate enough high-quality fired brass in some calibers to meet the high demand. The result has been shortages and inevitable delays for customers. To respond to these concerns, Black Hills is now producing steel cased 9mm, .40S&W and .45 ACP ammunition. This is in addition to their existing lines of new and remanufactured ammunition.
Steel cased ammunition from Black Hills provides a great combination of known American manufacturing quality with the economy of steel cases. Something of special interest to the shooter is the fact that Black Hills is also loading popular hollow point bullets as part of the offering, in addition to the FMJ bullets normally found in steel case ammunition. The new loads are 9mm 115 FMJ, 115 JHP, .40 S&W 180 FMJ, 180 JHP, and .45 ACP 185 JHP and 230 FMJ.
Black Hills has a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee on all products. One more reason to welcome availability of these items high-demand calibers from an American company.
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