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Hornady Unveils .22 ARC Cartridge And Three New Loadings 

Hornady has a new .22-caliber Advanced Rifle Cartridge, the aptly-named 22 ARC. It joins the 6mm ARC in Hornady’s family of specialized cartridges for the AR platform. Right out of the gate, Hornady has three different factory loads available.

Hornady @ TFB:

The 22 ARC “rivals the 22-250″ while fitting in a standard AR-15 platform with its 2.26” overall length. Hornady has not published velocity data for any of the loads though, so we will have to wait and see what some of those numbers look like. High velocities coupled with a high-BC modern bullet and the 1:7 twist rate could make for a great varminting caliber.

There are three initial factory loadings, an 88-grain ELD Match, a 75-grain ELD Match in the BLACK lineup, and a 62-grain ELD-VT in the V-Match lineup. Factory ammo will not be the only option though. Hornady is also releasing a full range of reloading equipment.

Hornady Unveils .22 ARC Caliber And Three New Loadings 

Hornady Unveils .22 ARC Caliber And Three New Loadings 

This is not an exclusively Hornady product, though. Here is a list of partners from the Hornady website:

  • Aero Precision
  • Ballistic Advantage
  • Craddock Precision
  • Christensen Arms
  • Cobalt Kinetics
  • Faxon
  • GA Precision
  • HS Precision
  • Nemo Arms
  • ODIN Works
  • Preferred Barrels
  • Proof Research
  • Rise Armament
  • Seekins Precision
  • TS Customs
  • Uintah Precision

Stay tuned for more 22 ARC products coming from this group of companies.

Hornady Unveils .22 ARC Caliber And Three New Loadings 

Hornady Unveils .22 ARC Caliber And Three New Loadings 

From the manufacturer:

The 22 ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge) brings exceptional power and performance, elegantly packed into a compact cartridge that fits into your AR-15 but is equally at home in a bolt action. By utilizing the new 62 gr. ELD-VT™ bullet, the 22 ARC brings extraordinary performance, that rivals the 22-250, to the AR-15 platform.

The 22 ARC was engineered to use modern, high-BC bullets. Designing the cartridge and chamber in unison provides consistent accuracy, great velocity spreads and an outstanding shooting experience. This cartridge is the result of careful and meticulous design, following the same proven methodology as the highly acclaimed 6mm ARC.

All images from Hornady.

Daniel Y

AKA @fromtheguncounter on Instagram. Gun nerd, reloader, attorney, and mediocre hunter. Daniel can still be found on occasion behind the counter at a local gun store. When he is not shooting, he enjoys hiking, camping, and rappelling around Utah.

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