6mm ARC: Any Interest?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Matt VDW, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. Matt VDW

    Matt VDW Millennium Member

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    The 6mm ARC is a recently introduced cartridge from Hornady that was designed to maximize long range performance from an AR-15. According to Hornady, someone in the US military wanted a rifle with the range of 7.62mm NATO and the light weight of a conventional M16.

    The numbers provided by Hornady do show less drop and more energy past 300 meters than other AR-15 chamberings. I wonder, though, if civilian shooters will want to adopt the 6mm ARC. Compared to similar 6.5 and 6.8 millimeter cartridges that are already available, the ARC is less effective as a hunting round at typical ranges and compared to 5.56 NATO, the ARC offers less capacity and higher recoil at a much higher price for defensive applications.

    The one area where I could see 6mm ARC getting traction is in high power rifle competition but that's a small market.
     
  2. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    Like a 6mm BR for an Ar15, not much more performance than a Grendel so no I won't get one I already have a Grendel , a 308, a Creedmoore , 300BLK and a 450 BM , I'm Set for AR calibers. I also have a super accurate 6.8 that I never shoot anymore but it's a Noveske so I'm keeping it.
     

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    I am thinking I am going to give the 6mm ARC a try.
     
  4. Turk3196

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    Nope , just another fad caliber. They come and go. I have 5.56 and 308s. The fancy calibers won’t do anything for me that those two calibers will.