Black Hills Introduces Two New Bullets Designed to Improve Downrange Trajectory and Terminal Ballistics—SHOT Show 2014

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When looking for precisely made ammunition with consistent performance, many people turn to Black Hills. In fact, Black Hills supplies all of the 5.56 match ammo to the US Military’s Service Rifle Teams and counts a host of gun manufacturers among its customers. The company’s mantra is precision made ammunition at a reasonable price. No other ammunition manufacturer makes as many calibers as Black Hills. That’s why we were so eager to see what was new for 2014. Black Hills has teamed with Sierra Bullet Company to make two new rounds. They both feature Sierra Match King tipped bullets for increased bullet coefficient. That means better aerodynamics for a flatter trajectory and more retained energy downrange. The 5.56 round uses a 77 grain tipped bullet, where the .308 uses a 175 grain tipped bullet. We also asked about ammunition supplies for the coming year. Watch the accompanying video to see what they had to say.


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  • G January 23, 2014, 1:31 pm

    Yes it would Carl, 1:7 is perfect for 77g bullets

  • Carl January 23, 2014, 9:12 am

    I have a DD M4V4 with a 1:7 twist. Would that racial support a 77g bullet?

    • Mark January 23, 2014, 1:15 pm

      Every barrel is different, but a 1:7 should shoot 77-grain bullets well. The 1:8 in my Colt loves 77-grain Federal Gold Medal Match (so I’m anxious to try these new tipped bullets) and I’ve read some guys who are pleased with the results that 75- and 77-grain bullets produce out of their 1:9 barrels. You have to test them out of your rifle.

    • Inf January 23, 2014, 7:03 pm

      Yes a 1:7 rifling twist ratio supports 77 g 5.56mm or ,223 bullets. I used a M16A2 in Afghanistan and 77 gr due to the further distances needed to fire in the mountains and they worked fine.

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