Now Available: RCBS 6mm ARC Small Base Taper Crimp Die Sets
Adam Scepaniak 09.18.20
For any of the people who have jumped onto Hornady’s new bandwagon for the NEW 6mm ARC cartridge, there is good news if you intend to reload your own ammunition. There is now available an RCBS 6mm ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge) Small Base (SB) Taper Crimp (T/C) die set for everyone who is looking to make ammunition for that new round! RCBS released this Press Release letting handloaders know the good news:
“OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – RCBS, the leading manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment for rifles and pistols, announced today that it has begun shipping the 6mm ARC SB T/C Die Set, a new addition to the AR Series Dies line for progressive reloaders.
The 6mm ARC SB T/C Die Set (#28007), is specially designed for the versatile 6mm ARC cartridge, which utilizes efficient, high ballistic coefficient (BC) bullets to deliver top performance from AR-15 rifles. Each set features a Small Base sizing die that sizes the case to slightly below minimum specifications to ensure each round chambers in an AR-style rifle, and a Taper Crimp seating die to put the correct crimp on the case. This combination helps make reloading easier for shooters and ensures the cartridge will rechamber properly.“
For those who might be unaware, the 6mm ARC cartridge is essentially a long-range round developed by Hornady to exhibit even better performance than the highly touted 6.5 Creedmoor which much of the shooting community is already enamored with. Jason Slinkard, Director of Shooting Accessories for Vista Outdoor, went on to further explain the New RCBS 6mm ARC SB T/C Die Set:
“AR-15 fans are fired up about the versatility and performance of the 6mm ARC cartridge. This die set is a great example of how we are always working to anticipate customer demand and bring new dies to the market as needed.”
Right now the shooting industry, as a whole, is in a bind where you cannot easily find ammunition for any cartridge you might have a handgun, rifle, or shotgun chambered in. It is a double-edged sword of an astronomical amount of new shooters getting into the sport, and veteran shooters buying ammo at an unprecedented rate. For those reasons, it is terrific to see RCBS coming out with more reloading die sets. The lone question is if you own a 6mm ARC, would you purchase this die set? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.