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The cool thing about black guns (aka modern sporting rifles, or MSRs) is the ability to shoot a variety of calibers through the same platform. You can literally start by plinking with .22 LR ammo using a conversion-kit upper and end up hunting whitetail with an upper chambered in .450 Bushmaster. Then swap it back to 5.56mm for self-defense. Take the big-bore platform in 7.62mm, which is perfectly suited for hunting medium to big game. Perhaps you want to gun up for long-range shooting with a 6.5 Creedmoor upper. The firearms industry has created a wide spectrum of calibers for the AR, each chosen for a specific purpose.

Ammunition manufacturers understand the need for us to feed our machines and are constantly improving ammunition performance, particularly in the AR platform. Here is a look at some of the newest AR cartridges that push the envelope on bullet design and downrange performance.

For more information about the AR cartridges featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.

Aguila 300 BLK FMJs
aguilaammo.com

Black Hills
black-hills.com

Federal Fusion MSR
federalpremium.com

Federal Edge TLR
federalpremium.com

Federal Trophy Copper
federalpremium.com

Hornady Black
hornady.com

22 Nosler
nosler.com

Precision Delta PDP Pro
precisiondelta.com

Prime Match+ Ammo
primeammo.com

Sig Sauer HT
sigsauer.com

Speer Gold Dot G2
speer-ammo.com

Wilson Combat
wilsoncombat.com

Winchester Super-X Subsonic
winchester.com

This article was originally published in “AR Rifleman” 2018. To order a copy, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.

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