Black Hills Gold 6.5 CM dual performance

Black Hills is habitually at the forefront of ammunition development, and that’s a compliment of the highest degree. While most manufacturers are still struggling to obtain components, no thanks to the manufacturing slowdown we’ve all experienced, Black Hills had the foresight to plan ahead when the times were good and continue to innovate as a byproduct. New for 2021, Black Hills is releasing, among other loads, a new 6.5 Creedmore cartridge under its Dual Performance line ($65).

This 130-grain, purpose-built CNC machined monolithic copper hunting bullet reliably performs on longer shots but still provides sufficient penetration on close shots as well, hence the name Dual Performance. Cranking along at a muzzle velocity of 2,800 feet per second and producing 2,263-foot pounds of energy at the muzzle, this projectile is designed to both expand upon impact — creating a large wound track — and penetrate deeply. For more information, contact Black Hills Ammunition; Tel.: (605)348-5150; Web: — Chris Mudgett