Hornady to Supply 300 PRC Ammo to U.S. Department of Defense

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posted on December 12, 2018
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Hornady has announced it has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract for its 300 PRC ammunition.

The 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC), released by Hornady in October 2018, was tested and selected by the Department of Defense for its extended long-range sniper program following a rigorous evaluation process that saw the new 300 PRC outperform the 300 Norma Mag as well as several other cartridges in testing past 2,000 yards.

“We’re thrilled to be able to do our part to support our military members by providing a superior cartridge that will enhance their capabilities on the battlefield,” said Scott Javins, Hornady Law Enforcement & Military Product Manager. “Over a 10-year development process, we packed all of our knowledge and experience into designing the 300 PRC as a cartridge that will not only win matches and bring home that trophy elk, but also meet the needs of the best-of-the-best within the Department of Defense. This contract confirms that we’ve met or exceeded their requirements for a new small arms ammunition solution for extended range engagements.”

Starting with the 375 Ruger cartridge case, Hornady built the 300 PRC from the ground up to launch long, heavy-for-caliber, aerodynamic bullets over long distances. Designed for maximum efficiency with common, temperature-stable, magnum-speed rifle powders, the 300 PRC delivers the highest levels of accuracy and aerodynamic performance.

The 300 PRC is commercially available in the Hornady Match line with 225-gr. ELD bullets and the Precision Hunter line with 212 gr. ELD-X bullets.  Both options feature the Heat Shield® tip, which resists drag inducing bullet tip deformation from aerodynamic heating.

The U.S. Department of Defense has also awarded a contract to Barrett Firearms Manufacturing to provide an undisclosed number of MRAD rifle systems chambered in the Hornady 300 PRC caliber.

Additional Reading:
Barrett Firearms New DOD Contract Includes MRADs in 300 PRC   
Hornady Announces 300 PRC

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