Hornady 6.5 PRC Ammo Posted: June 26th, 2018

A brand-new cartridge from Hornady Ammunition hit the market at the end of 2017. Called the 6.5 PRC, the PRC stands for Precision Rifle Cartridge, and the new round has been dubbed by Hornady to be the “big brother” of the 6.5 Creedmoor, a cartridge that has become a popular go-to cartridge for long-range shooters and we have in stock 6.5 PRC Ammo here.

Hornady 6.5 PRC Ammo

Engineers designed the Hornady 6.5 PRC to provide precision shooters with the most accuracy possible, along with enhanced performance at longer ranges. The cartridge also provides a flatter trajectory than most go-to long-range rifle cartridges, making it easier to dial in at distance. All of these features are packed into a cartridge that can operate in most short- or medium-action rifles on the market. The case is compatible with standard 0.532-inch magnum bolt faces and features a 30-degree case shoulder.

Hornady loads the 6.5 PRC with what they call a “moderate” powder charge, allowing the load to produce consistent accuracy, especially at longer distances. In addition, the load provides shooters with a low-recoil option that also doesn’t burn through barrels, ensuring that rifle owners get the most out of their barrels. With all of these benefits, Hornady also ensures shooters that the cartridge produces high velocities that allow the round to perform effectively well beyond 1,000 yards.

With the introduction of the 6.5 PRC, Hornady also announced the roll out of two different cartridge options, bringing the new round to both hunters and match shooters. The Hornady Match load is offered with a 147-grain ELD match bullet that features a sectional density of .301, along with a G1 ballistic coefficient of .697 and a G7 BC of .351.

Hornady 6.5 PRC

The Hornady 6.5 PRC ELD Match load produces a muzzle velocity of 2,910 fps and 2,764 foot-pounds of energy. At 500 yards, velocity measures 2,275 fps, energy measures 1,689 foot-pounds and the drop measures -36.5 inches at the same distance. The numbers were recorded after firing through a 24-inch test barrel.

The Hornady 6.5 PRC Precision Hunter offering is loaded with a 143-grain ELD-X bullet, which features a sectional density of .293 and a ballistic coefficient of .625 (G1) and .315 (G7). Hornady classifies this as a round designed for use on medium-to-large game weighing up to 1,500 pounds.

The Precision Hunter offering produces a muzzle velocity of 2,960 fps and a muzzle energy of 2,782 foot-pounds. At 500 yards, velocity measures 1,604 fps and projectile energy measures 1,604 foot-pounds. Ballistic trajectory at 500 yards was recorded at -36.2 inches.

Gorilla Silverback Self Defense Ammo Posted: April 3rd, 2016

Gorilla Ammunition, the official ammo of AmmoSpy has once again challenged the status quo by tapping into the self defense market with their all new solid copper, CNC machined, Silverback self defense ammunition. This stuff is incredible!

Gorilla Silverback Self Defense Ammo

Its been inspiring to sit back and watch Gorilla take over the match grade ammunition industry over the last few years.  They continue to innovate and exceed expectations in what seems to be a very challenging and ever evolving market and once again Gorilla has delivered with their new line of Silverback Self Defense Ammunition.

Features:

  • Precisely CNC Swiss Lathe Turned Projectiles with unique patent pending design elements
  • Devastating temporary and permanent wound cavities created by an all copper projectile
  • Loads tuned to perform with incredible reliability in today’s most popular firearms
  • Unique projectile design that expands quickly and opens with insane precision
  • Incredibly precise loading process resulting in consistency unparalleled in the industry

Gorilla Ammunition offers the SilverBack product featuring solid copper machined projectiles in 380 ACP, 9mm, 45 ACP and 300 Blackout.  These technlogically advanced projectiles create insane temporary and permanent wound cavities with controlled expansion to optimum depths.

We will continue to follow Gorilla Ammunition on their journey to develop high performance precision ammunition and are excited to see what else they may have up their sleeve in the future.

22lr Ammo Is Making A Comeback Posted: August 7th, 2015

As most of us know, over the last couple of years, finding 22lr ammo at a reasonable price has proven to be a daunting task.  Whether it be a problem created by the neck beard hoarders or some elaborate government conspiracy, we can all agree that something interesting is at play here and whatever it is, it has driven the price of 22lr ammunition up to ridiculously high levels.

22lr Ammo
22lr Ammunition

While we can say with certainty that this 22lr ammunition shortage has been caused by hoarders or maybe we should say; This 22lr ammo shortage has been created by a sudden increase in demand.  Either way,  there has definitely been an explosion in demand and the manufacturers simply can’t keep up.  Its as simple as that.  We see it every day.  Cabelas will have 22lr ammo at 6 to 8 cents a round at 6am EST and within a matter of minutes, its out off stock for the rest of the day.  This stuff is just flying off the shelves and instead of us debating whats causing this, we should be asking WHY?

Are people really that scared they may never be able to buy 22lr ammo again?

Do people really even shoot their 22’s that much?

Why would you need tens of thousands of rounds of 22lr ammo?

These are all valid questions that should be answered however, they may not need to be.  Over the past few weeks we have seen a measurable increase in 22lr ammo at the 8 cent per round price point and even a few more showing up cheaper than that.  Yes we know, 8 cents per round is still an unfair price for plinking ammo but we must remember the fundamentals of supply and demand.  That being said, if you take a look at our trending graphs you can see that the average price per round for 22lr ammunition is making its way closer to “normal” levels.

22lr Ammo Price Trending
22lr Ammo Price Trending

As the graph shows you can see the obvious settling of the chart at 8 cents per round in the last few months.  This indicates sort of a calming down effect in the market and gives us reason to believe that the prices may continue to hold at this new resistance level of 8 cents per round.  However, while the volatility is down this price point is still somewhat high for those of us that are used to seeing it at 4 cents a round a few years ago.  This is going to be a tough pill to swallow, but this may in fact be the new norm.  We guess you could call it ammo inflation.

Well, its been an interesting journey and we have all seen the effects of fear in the ammunition market.  The good news is, we can all clearly see a measurable comeback of 22lr ammunition prices.  While some will continue to buy 22lr ammo at these new price levels, others will continue to stand their ground by not supporting what appears to still be a small amount of price gouging of 22lr ammunition.