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Black Hills | Gold Cartridges
Black Hills is a new company whose specialty is producing ammo for military matches and snipers-in other words, ultra- accurate rifle fodder. Now it loads its Gold match lines to the same level of quality but with Nosler Ballistic Tip and Barnes X bullets, so you can use them for hunting. Black Hills does not skimp on the powder, and the accuracy of Gold loads ranges from very good to eye-popping. This is truly superior stuff. It comes in seven of the most popular calibers, and the prices are competitive with other brands of premium ammo. $21¿¿¿$43 per box of 20; 605-348-5150; www.black-hills.com

**Why it wins: **Big-game ammo with match-quality accuracy