Murfreesboro, TN -(AmmoLand.com)- Apparently the new 6mm ARC cartridge from Hornady Mfg. is pretty popular, because Barret just announced a government contract for some of its REC7 carbines in the caliber. This could be a good sign for early adaptors worried that the round might become just another forgotten round that failed to gain any commercial success. Full details below.
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Hornady Manufacturing to chamber the REC7 rifle series in the new 6mm ARC offering. The first production run of these rifles has already been delivered on time to the United States Department of Defense, fulfilling a contract that was awarded to Barrett late last year.
The combination of the proven REC7 DI gas system and the potent 6mm ARC cartridge creates a product that is consistently accurate and easy to shoot. Carrying 24 rounds in the magazine, the 108 gr. ELD Match bullets leave the 18” Proof Research match grade stainless steel or carbon fiber barrel at over 2630 fps. This easily gives the rifle supersonic capabilities past 1000 yards.
Barrett anticipates these rifles will be available to the US commercial market after all US Military deliveries have been completed.
About Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc.
Barrett is a family-owned and operated company and the world leader in large-caliber, long-distance, precision rifle design and manufacturing. Barrett products are used by civilians, sport shooters, law enforcement agencies, the United States military and more than 73 State Department approved countries around the world. The Barrett Quality Management System (QMS) has received the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 certification for the design and manufacture of firearms, ammunition, and accessories, and to provide training for those systems.