Ammo Dump: Updates from the Depot

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The Ammunition Depot: new ammo news from the Ammo Dump

Welcome to the GunMag Warehouse Ammunition Depot. We’ve decided to keep an on-going list of all the new ammunition releases in 2019. The newest releases are at the top, and if you want to know about a specific brand, click on the company name you’re looking for.

New Ammunition

AMMO, Inc.

Barnaul

Berger

Browning

CCI Ammunition

ELEY

ENVIRON-Metal

Federal Ammunition

Force on Force Training Munitions

HSM Ammunition

Norma Ammunition

SIG SAUER Ammunition

Speer Ammo

Starline Brass

Winchester

 

 

Now…

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New Ammunition

The latest to ammunition depot.

AMMO, INC.

November Ammunition Depot, 2019. Back in January, AMMO demonstrated the prototype of their patented Hard Armor Piercing Incendiary (HAPI) and Armor Piercing (AP) rounds at the SHOT Show. This month, AMMO announced the operational launch of this line and they are now manufacturing best-in-class 308 (7.62x51mm) and .338 ammunition in both HAPI and AP variants for use by the Company’s U.S. and overseas military and law enforcement partners.

Ammunition Depot - AMMO, Inc. Hard Armor Piercing Incendiary, Armor Piercing rounds now being manufactured for Military and Law Enforcement.

Ammunition Depot – AMMO, Inc. Hard Armor Piercing Incendiary, Armor Piercing rounds now being manufactured for Military and Law Enforcement.

From AMMO, Inc.:

Technological advancements in personal body armor and vehicle protection have demanded higher performance ammunition, while the continuing surge in international conflicts and the ever-increasing use of asymmetric warfare is anticipated to further fuel demand for ammunition across the globe. AMMO’s work in industrializing the manufacturing of its AP and HAPI ammunition was specifically deployed to serve this burgeoning global military and law enforcement ammunition market.

“Recognizing the need to provide the soldiers, sailors and law enforcement personnel protecting the U.S. and our allies with cutting-edge armor-piercing ammunition drove our acquisition and manufacturing strategies over the past 18 months,” said Fred Wagenhals, AMMO’s CEO. “With a global military and law enforcement ammunition market anticipated by the industry to surpass $25 billion dollars (US) by 2025 and the continuing advancements in armor technology, we knew we had to focus our team’s expertise on presenting the leaders of our military and law enforcement, along with U.S. allies, our patented AP and HAPI rounds capable of defeating the characteristics of the current advanced armor. We have the necessary production capacity to meet this growing demand and the performance needs of our soldiers to be prepared to win each battle and protect themselves while placing their lives on the line for all of us.”

Performance specifications:

.338 HAPI and AP

  • Defeats ½” (12.7mm) MIL 12560 armor plate at 500 meters

 308 HAPI and AP

  • Defeats ¼” 400 HB armor plate at 500 meters

Read more at AMMO, Inc.: https://ammoinc.com/

Berger

6mm 109 Grain Long-Range Hybrid Target Bullets

November Ammunition Depot, 2019. These new bullets are manufactured with Berger’s Meplat Reduction Technology (MRT) system, which applies controlled pressure along the nose of the projectile. According to Berger, the MRT produces a bullet profile for the 109 that is homogenous and repeatable and is the industry’s most consistent Ballistic Coefficients (BC).
Ammunition Depot- Berger 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target Bullets.

109’s are tailored to cartridges such as 6mm Creedmoor, 6mm BR, Dasher, 6XC, 6BRX, and 6×47 among others.

From Berger:

The 6mm 109 Grain LRHT boasts a high BC, jump-tolerant hybrid ogive profile that is Doppler Radar verified with less than 1% BC variation. A high BC is desirable for competitive shooting, however, shot-to-shot consistency is most critical when engaging targets to 600 yards and beyond. The 109’s are tailored to cartridges such as 6mm Creedmoor, 6mm BR, Dasher, 6XC, 6BRX, and 6×47 among others. It offers the same stability factor as the industry-leading 105gr Hybrid Target and is a direct replacement for 1:8” twist barrels.

The 6mm 109’s offer several advantages,” said Bryan Litz, Berger’s Chief Ballistician. “Its ultra-sleek profile provides a higher Ballistic Coefficient (BC) resulting in less wind drift at all ranges. Using the proprietary MRT technology also results in a higher and more consistent BC which is important for reducing dispersion at long range.”

 

AMMO, INC.

November Ammunition Depot, 2019. Back in January, AMMO demonstrated the prototype of their patented Hard Armor Piercing Incendiary (HAPI) and Armor Piercing (AP) rounds at the SHOT Show. This month, AMMO announced the operational launch of this line and they are now manufacturing best-in-class 308 (7.62x51mm) and .338 ammunition in both HAPI and AP variants for use by the Company’s U.S. and overseas military and law enforcement partners.

Ammunition Depot - AMMO, Inc. Hard Armor Piercing Incendiary, Armor Piercing rounds now being manufactured for Military and Law Enforcement.

Ammunition Depot – AMMO, Inc. Hard Armor Piercing Incendiary, Armor Piercing rounds now being manufactured for Military and Law Enforcement.

From AMMO, Inc.:

Technological advancements in personal body armor and vehicle protection have demanded higher performance ammunition, while the continuing surge in international conflicts and the ever-increasing use of asymmetric warfare is anticipated to further fuel demand for ammunition across the globe. AMMO’s work in industrializing the manufacturing of its AP and HAPI ammunition was specifically deployed to serve this burgeoning global military and law enforcement ammunition market.

“Recognizing the need to provide the soldiers, sailors and law enforcement personnel protecting the U.S. and our allies with cutting-edge armor-piercing ammunition drove our acquisition and manufacturing strategies over the past 18 months,” said Fred Wagenhals, AMMO’s CEO. “With a global military and law enforcement ammunition market anticipated by the industry to surpass $25 billion dollars (US) by 2025 and the continuing advancements in armor technology, we knew we had to focus our team’s expertise on presenting the leaders of our military and law enforcement, along with U.S. allies, our patented AP and HAPI rounds capable of defeating the characteristics of the current advanced armor. We have the necessary production capacity to meet this growing demand and the performance needs of our soldiers to be prepared to win each battle and protect themselves while placing their lives on the line for all of us.”

Performance specifications:

.338 HAPI and AP

  • Defeats ½” (12.7mm) MIL 12560 armor plate at 500 meters

 308 HAPI and AP

  • Defeats ¼” 400 HB armor plate at 500 meters

Read more at AMMO, Inc.: https://ammoinc.com/

 

 

Barnaul

MKS Supply Now Offering Russian Big-Game Ammunition

October ammunition depot, 2019. Barnaul’s is a Russian ammunition company that is known for its high standards and extreme quality control measures. As such, it is one of the few privately-owned companies approved to supply the Russian Army and Special Forces. Now, MKS Supply has become the first U.S. company to import, market, and sell Barnaul’s branded ammunition. The .308 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield are both soft point loadings, which may not be the latest in ammunition technology, but according to MKS Supply, “the simple soft point has been efficiently harvesting big game for many decades without extreme meat destruction. Now thanks to Barnaul’s pricing it won’t harvest hunter’s wallets thus allowing more practice without the price.”

Here’s the ammo:

ammunition depot- Barnaul's Big Game ammo from MKS Supply

Pricing on all Barnaul products is very competitive, therefore no MSRP is involved.

From MKS Supply:

Barnaul’s .308 Winchester in either 140 or 168-grain soft point loadings and super slick poly-coated steel cases is both affordable and highly capable. The 140 grain round has a muzzle velocity of 2,759 fps; the 168 grain round comes in at 2,618 fps.
Barnaul’s .30-06 Springfield round comes only in a 2,612 fps 168-grain soft point version utilizing the Barnaul slick poly-coated steel cartridge case.
https://www.mkssupply.com/

Berger

6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target Bullets

November Ammunition Depot, 2019. These new bullets are manufactured with Berger’s Meplat Reduction Technology (MRT) system, which applies controlled pressure along the nose of the projectile. According to Berger, the MRT produces a bullet profile for the 109 that is homogenous and repeatable and is the industry’s most consistent Ballistic Coefficients (BC).
Ammunition Depot- Berger 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target Bullets.

109’s are tailored to cartridges such as 6mm Creedmoor, 6mm BR, Dasher, 6XC, 6BRX, and 6×47 among others.

From Berger:

The 6mm 109 Grain LRHT boasts a high BC, jump-tolerant hybrid ogive profile that is Doppler Radar verified with less than 1% BC variation. A high BC is desirable for competitive shooting, however, shot-to-shot consistency is most critical when engaging targets to 600 yards and beyond. The 109’s are tailored to cartridges such as 6mm Creedmoor, 6mm BR, Dasher, 6XC, 6BRX, and 6×47 among others. It offers the same stability factor as the industry-leading 105gr Hybrid Target and is a direct replacement for 1:8” twist barrels.

The 6mm 109’s offer several advantages,” said Bryan Litz, Berger’s Chief Ballistician. “Its ultra-sleek profile provides a higher Ballistic Coefficient (BC) resulting in less wind drift at all ranges. Using the proprietary MRT technology also results in a higher and more consistent BC which is important for reducing dispersion at long range.”

Browning

Wicked Wing Waterfowl Ammo

October ammunition depot, 2019. For serious waterfowl hunters, Browning Ammunition is now shipping the new Wicked Wing™ steel waterfowl shotshell.

Ammunition Depot- Browning Wicked Wings Waterfowl 12-gauge shotshells.

The new Wicked Wing ammunition builds on the success of its predecessor, Browning BXD™ Waterfowl.

From Browning:

The new Wicked Wing ammunition builds on the success of its predecessor, Browning BXD™ Waterfowl, by using the BXD wad system to improve pattern density. The aerodynamically stabilized wad system keeps shot together through the bore and then releases it in a controlled manner to produce dense patterns that put more pellets on target. Wicked Wing also utilizes a proprietary steel shot that is treated for corrosion resistance to provide consistent patterns in varying conditions.

With this addition of Wicked Wing to the Browning Ammunition lineup, every waterfowler has an ideal option for their hunting this season. Browning’s Wicked Wing provides trusted performance at a great price.

Wicked Wing™ — NEW Fall 2019

Gauge Symbol Length Velocity Shot Weight Shot Size
12 B193421232 3” 1450 fps 1 1/4 oz 2
12 B193421234 3” 1450 fps 1 1/4 oz 4

Learn more at Browning: https://www.browning.com/

CCI Ammunition

Blazer 22 LR Bulk Packs

From CCI:

November ammunition depot, 2019. Blazer Ammunition announced the expansion of its range ammunition selection. They now offer a bulk pack for high-volume shooting and training.

Ammunition Depot: Blazer 22 LR Bulk Packs.

Shipments have been delivered to dealers.

Keep range day going longer with the new Blazer 22 LR Bulk Pack. It’s topped off with 525 rounds of accurate, reliable Blazer loads with 38-grain round nose bullets perfect for plinking. The rounds cycle particularly well in semi-automatic rifles, thanks to their 1,235 fps muzzle velocity and clean, consistent CCI priming.

Features

  • 525-count bulk pack
  • 38-grain lead round nose bullets
  • High velocity for reliable cycling
  • Clean, reliable CCI priming

Part No. / Description / MSRP

10022 / 22 LR 38-grain, 1235 fps, 525-count bulk pack / $29.95

http://www.blazer-ammo.com/

Clean-22 Pink

October ammunition depot, 2019. CCI just announced the release of its new ultra-clean 22 LR rounds. In support of the search for a cure for breast cancer, the bullets are coated in pink polymer and a portion of the proceeds from each box sold goes directly toward the effort to find a cure.

ammunition depot - CCI Clean Pink 22 LR

This new product will keep your rimfire running cleaner and helps in the fight of breast cancer.

From CCI:

Like other Clean-22 loads, its exclusive polymer bullet coating greatly reduces copper and lead fouling in the barrel—without leaving a residue. It also cuts lead buildup in suppressors 60 to 80 percent and comes in a 400-round bulk bottle that’s perfect for long days at the range. With dependable CCI priming and consistent propellant, Clean-22 Pink provides flawless cycling through semi-automatics and all 22 LR firearms.

Features

  • Pink polymer coating greatly reduces lead fouling in the barrel without leaving residue
  • Cuts lead buildup in suppressors 60 to 80 percent
  • A portion of the proceeds goes to support the fight against breast cancer
  • 40-grain lead round nose bullets
  • Optimized bullet geometry for improved accuracy
  • Reliable function in semi-automatic firearms
  • Great option both casual and competitive shooters
  • 400-count bulk bottle

Part No. Description MSRP

955CC High Velocity 22 LR 40-grain pink poly LRN, 1235 fps, 400-count $29.95

Quiet-22 Semi-Auto

According to CCI, their new Quiet-22 Semi-Auto is incredibly quiet and ultra-reliable in autoloading rimfires.

Ammunition Depot - CCI Quiet - 22" - Semi-Auto

Image source: ThinkingAField.com

From CCI:

Quiet-22 Semi-Auto drastically reduces the volume of standard 22 LR rounds while cycling flawlessly through semi-automatic rifles and handguns. The accurate, low-velocity loads provide the sensation of shooting through a suppressor—without the suppressor—and are perfect for new shooters, and shooters looking for a reduction in noise.

Features & Benefits
• Flawless cycling through semi-automatic rifles and handguns
• Significant reduction in perceived noise
• Excellent accuracy
• Low velocity at 835 feet per second

Part No. / Description / MSRP
975CC / 22 LR, 45 grain LRN, 835 fps, 50-count / $5.95

https://www.cci-ammunition.com/

ELEY

.38 Super Comp Major Power Factor Ammunition

August ammunition depot, 2019. Eley’s new 124grn bullet has a ‘rimless’ case that is loaded with a Round Nose copper metal jacket. They say it delivers reduced recoil for improved sight picture recovery.

Ammunition Depot - Eley .38 Super Comp Action

ELEY is showcasing this round at the European Handgun Championships in Serbia in September and at the ELEY ammunition Area 59 championship in November.

From Eley:

ELEY Action .38 Super Comp Major has been developed specifically for use in firearms manufactured to handle Major Power Factor ammunition and tested to as far as possible ensure Major Power Factor is achieved. The reference firearm has been the STI DVC Open 2011 competition handgun, designed and manufactured for use with Major Power Factor ammunition. To test your handgun, contact Dan Killough at Killough Shooting Sports, Winters, Texas.

https://www.killoughshootingsports.com/

 

 

 

ENVIRON-Metal

HEVI-Shot Bismuth

August ammunition depot,2019. Environ-Metal announced that it is retiring the Classic Doubles line of shotshells, and replacing it with the HEVI-Bismuth line.

Ammunition Depot - Hevi-Bismuth

Image source – Hevi-shot

From ENVIRON-Metal:

HEVI-Bismuth™ comes in waterfowl and upland game shotshells, and offers these features and benefits:

  • 100% nontoxic bismuth pellets at 9.6 g/cc density (22% denser than steel)
  • With a Vickers hardness of 7, bismuth shot is as safe for all shotgun barrels as lead
  • With high charge weights and robust velocities, these are terrific hunting shotshells with substantial downrange lethality. Shoot one size larger than lead and re-live the lead days!
  • HEVI-Bismuth™ comes in every gauge from 10-ga to .410-ga

To summarize, when you chamber a new HEVI-Bismuth shotshell, you will experience:

  • More lethality at longer range than you can get with steel alone, or any HEVI-Shot® products except HEVI-X® and HEVI-Shot®
  • A gauge and charge weight for every wing shooter, from 410-gauge to 10-gauge
  • Fewer wounded birds
  • More reliable gun function in semi-automatic shotguns
  • Improved cold-weather performance
  • Nontoxic shotshells safe for use in any shotgun

Online at: www.hevishot.com/

Federal Ammunition

Syntech Bulk Bucket

November Ammunition Depot, 2019. Now, thanks to Federal Ammunition, shooters can more easily plan for an epic day at the range. The Syntech® Bulk Buckets stack, store, and transport easily.

  • 250- to 500-round loose bulk packs.
  • Catalyst high-performance lead-free primer.
  • Total Synthetic Jacket that prevents metal fouling and reduces barrel heat and friction
  • Bullet style that minimizes splash-back on hard targets
Gun News - Federal Ammunition Syntech Bulk Bucket.

Gun News – Federal Ammunition Syntech Bulk Bucket.

Ammunition Depot, Federal Ammunition Syntech Bulk Buckets - available ammo.

 

224 Valkyrie Loads

August, Federal released two new flat-shooting Premium 224 Valkyrie loads that deliver precision accuracy at long ranges.

Ammunition Depot - Federal Premium 224 Valkyrie

From Federal:

“The 224 Valkyrie cartridge’s dramatically improved trajectories over all other MSR 15 cartridges, including the 22 Nosler, 223 Rem. and 6.5 Grendel—with less recoil of larger cartridges offering comparable ballistics, such as the 6.5 Creedmoor,” said Federal Centerfire Product Director Mike Holm. “And with the full array of high-performance projectiles available, it’s poised to deliver on virtually every shooter’s needs. For those looking for something new, different and better from their AR-15 platform, the 224 Valkyrie is it.”

Features:

• New Berger Hybrid and Barnes TSX bullet offerings
• Least wind drift and drop in the category
• Significantly less recoil than other cartridges with comparable ballistics
• Better ballistic performance than any other MSR 15 cartridge
• Superb accuracy and extreme long-range performance in bolt-action rifles

Part No. / Description / MSRP
GM224VLKBH2 / 224 Valkyrie 80.5 grain Gold Medal Berger Hybrid / $32.95
P224VLKBTSX1 / 224 Valkyrie 78 grain Barnes TSX / $35.95

Syntech PCC

August, Federal announced the new Syntech PCC 9mm Luger load, designed for Pistol Caliber Carbine competitions.

Ammunition Depo - Federal Syntech PCC ammo 9mm Luger

This ammo is designed to meet fast-paced Pistol Caliber Carbine competition demands.

From Federal:

The load’s velocity and accuracy are optimized for long gun-barrel lengths, with a bullet profile that provides excellent accuracy and reliable feeding in a variety of carbine platforms. Syntech PCC joins the Syntech Action Pistol offering as official ammunition of United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA).

“Syntech PCC is offered in 9mm Luger 130-grain is all about having a better shooting experience when shooting a pistol cartridge, historically speaking, through a rifle platform,” said Federal Centerfire Product Director Mike Holm. “With Syntech, you naturally have it—more features of what all shooters want, and less of what you don’t.”

Features

  • 9mm Luger load specifically designed for use in carbines
  • Velocities optimized for longer barrels
  • Bullet profile designed for reliable feeding in carbine platforms
  • Catalyst high-performance lead-free primer
  • Total Synthetic Jacket prevents metal fouling
  • Drastically reduces barrel heat and friction
  • Minimizes splash-back on hard targets

Upland Steel Loads

August ammunition Depot: Federal has announced their new Upland Steel loads, available in 12- and 20-gauge. These loads are non-lead shot, which is for doves and other light upland game.

Ammunition Depot - Federal

Features

  • Quality steel payloads
  • High velocities
  • Reliable performance
  • Priced for fast-paced, high-volume dove hunts and other upland game

Part No. / Description / MSRP

USH12 6 / 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 1 1/8 ounce, 6, 1400 fps, 25-count / $9.95

USH12 7.5 / 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 1 1/8 ounce, 7.5, 1400 fps, 25-count / $9.95

USH20 6 / 20 gauge 2 3/4 inch ¾ ounce, 6, 1500 fps, 25-count / $8.95

USH20 7.5 / 20 gauge 2 3/4 inch ¾ ounce, 7.5, 1500 fps, 25-count / $8.95

 

Shorty Shotshells

August. Federal’s new shotshells are short, but they say they offer similar full-sized performance as standard shells.

Ammunition Depot - Federal Shorty Shotshells

Federal Shorty Shotshells

From Federal:

Great things really do come in small packages. Although just 1 ¾-inch long, new Shorty shotshells offer similar patterns, energy and accuracy as full-size counterparts. Now available in 8 shot, 4 buck and rifled slug loads perfect for fun at the range.

Features
• 12-gauge 1 ¾-inch shells
• Similar overall performance to full-size counterparts
• Available in 8 shot, No. 4 buck and rifled slug loads

Part No. / Description / MSRP
SH129 4B / Shorty 12 gauge 1 ¾-inch 4 buck, 1200 fps, 10-count / $11.95
SH129 RS / Shorty 12 gauge 1 ¾-inch rifled slug, 1200 fps, 10-count / $11.95
SH129 8 / Shorty 12 gauge 1 ¾-inch No. 8 shot, 1145 fps, 10-count / $5.95

Federal Premium – Gold Dot G2 – Force on Force Chosen by LAPD

August ammunition depot,2019.  The LAPD recently announced it has chosen some new ammunition for use an duty.

They chose Federal Premium for multiple firearms platforms, including 45 Auto, 308 Win, and 12-ga duty requirements. The contract begins immediately with up to seven option years.

From Federal:

“Federal Premium is proud to provide the men and women of the LAPD with the highest quality duty ammunition,” said Jason Vanderbrink, president of Federal. “At Federal Premium Law Enforcement, we understand that officer safety is paramount, and that’s why we have developed a full line of LE ammunition, with options for every department and every situation”

6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 Grendel Added to Premium Unprimed Brass Lineup

Federal expanded its line of unprimed brass to include these new cases.

Ammunition Depot - Federal Ammunition - 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 Grendel

Federal Ammunition – 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 Grendel

Features & Benefits:

• New 6.5 Grendel and 6.5 Creedmoor unprimed cases

• Industry’s best brass

• Precise dimensional tolerances ensure peak accuracy

• Consistent volumes and performance

• Case shoulders and necks are annealed for long life and easier resizing

Part No. / Description / MSRP

PR65GDLUPB50 / 6.5 Grendel, 50-count / $24.95

PR65CRDUPB50 / 6.5 Creedmoor, 50-count / $23.95

https://www.federalpremium.com/

An ooooold ammunition depot in Nebraska.

A sign on the wall in an old ammunition depot, Hastings NE.

Force on Force

Chosen by LAPD

The LAPD recently chose Force on Force marking rounds for training use by its approximately 10,000 officers.

Gun News - LAPD selects Force on Force Marking Rounds for training.

Image source: Force on Force

From Force on Force:

Force on Force marker rounds boast superior performance, signature marking, and reliable function. Unlike other products on the market, Force on Force training ammunition is lead-free and safe for indoor use. Our special marking agent has an extended shelf-life and leaves a distinctive machine washable mark on target, with lead-free priming making it safe for indoor use.

http://forceonforce.com/products/training_ammunition.aspx

An ammo dump in Libya

Some ammo depots are better than others…

 

HSM Ammunition

Exclusive 6.5mm Creedmoor Low Recoil Rounds

October ammunition depot, 2019. HSM announced the newest ammo in their Low Recoil line, the 6.5mm Creedmoor. They say that this variant reduces felt recoil by 47 percent, which makes  “America’s most popular hunting cartridge today is now truly a 3 generation, non-gender specific phenomenon.”

Ammunition depot - HSM 6.5mm Creedmoor Low Recoilc

HSM says one rifle chambered for the vaunted 6.5mm Creedmoor can be shot by any man, woman, girl or boy—3 generations—without worry from excessive felt recoil.

From HSM:

HSM’s 6.5mm Creedmoor LOW RECOIL features full, standard weight-for-caliber, 140 grain hunting bullets! There is no compromise on impact, expansion, or weight retention when compared to bullets found topping other manufacturer’s low recoil ammunition. To attain this remarkable achievement, HSM partnered with world-renowned Sierra Bullets in developing this HSM proprietary bullet, with a distinct HSM orange ballistic tip. A “Magic Bullet,” indeed! Only-the-best cases and primers combined with a “secret” blend of temperature tolerant powders drives those magic bullets. Muzzle velocity: 2,340 ft./sec. Muzzle energy: 1,695 ft./lbs. Ballistic coefficient: .546 Peak performance: out to 250 yards. And, accuracy? It will astound! After all, this is what HSM Ammunition has built its stellar reputation on for over 50 years. HSM’s 6.5mm Creedmoor LOW RECOIL can be equated to “handloads in a factory box!” How about that!

HSM Ammunition’s 6.5mm Creedmoor LOW RECOIL isn’t their first low recoil offered, just the latest. HSM’s LOW RECOIL is available in 7 other popular calibers: .243 Win.; .270 Win.; 7mm-08 Rem.; 7mm Rem. Mag.; .308 Win.; .30-06 Springfield, and; .300 Win. Mag.

 

Norma

ENVY

Since PCC’s are gaining in popularity, Norma has responded to the demand for an improved target load for training and competition by releasing ENVY.

Ammunition Depot - Norma Envy 9mm PCC.

From Norma:

“ENVY is the choice ammunition for extrapolating the utmost accuracy out of a pistol caliber carbine,” said Paul Lemke, General Manager for RUAG Ammotec USA. “The growing popularity of PCC’s extends out to both competition matches and just general fun at the range. When you can now expect groups of less than an inch at 50 yards, ENVY makes shooting PCC’s that much more fun.”

Norma ENVY 9mm features a 124gr FMJ projectile with a muzzle velocity of 1345 feet per second. The MSRP for a 50-round box is $13.01.

BONDSTRIKE

From Norma:

It separates itself from the field with extreme accuracy and terminal performance at all distances. BONDSTRIKE’s performance on game is impressive to witness. From the venerable 308 Win to the powerful 300 Win Mag, the bullet delivers.

Hunters have used this with great success on everything from running moose in Sweden to baited hogs in Texas. Long-range expansion and knockdown power stopped a large moose with a single shot.

Tough construction kept the bullet intact inside 100 yards on a big old boar. Be sure you try it yourself. Near or far, we know you’ll come to trust BONDSTRIKE.

Ammunition Depot - Norma BONDSTRIKE

BONDSTRIKE features a combination of streamlined polymer tip and match style boat tail for great accuracy.

Feature Benefits:

  • Advanced long-range hunting bullet for medium and large game
  • A winning combination of streamlined polymer tip and match style boat tail
  • Unique bonding technology and state of the art design
  • Extreme accuracy and terminal performance at all distances

Monolithic Hollow Point (MHPP)

Ammunition Depot - Norma MHP

All copper bullet with massive expansion and stopping power.

Feature benefits:

  • Optimized load for reliable performance in all barrel lengths
  • One of the most expanding 9mm bullets in the world
  • Designed for reliable feeding out of pistols and pistol caliber carbines
  • Cold formed monolithic copper metal construction for extreme terminal performance
  • Extremely consistent penetration and expansion in gelatin and clear ballistics

Hexagon High-Performance Competition Ammunition

January ammunition depot, 2019. Norma relased the Hexagon, available in 9mm, 357 Mag, and 45 Auto.

Norma HEXAGON ammunition

Norma HEXAGON High-Performance Competition Ammunition

From Norma:

Featuring a unique, HEXAGON bullet design and an aerodynamic shape with six stabilizing grooves, HEXAGON delivers maximum accuracy and performance. It’s also loaded with high-performance powders for extremely consistent velocities with each and every round.

“In an era where firearms manufacturers are advancing the accuracy capabilities of modern handguns year after year, our mission has been to deliver a line of match grade handgun ammunition that brings out their maximum performance,” said Paul Lemke, General Manager for RUAG Ammotec USA. “With HEXAGON, we’ve achieved this goal hands down. In our testing, groups of one inch or less at 25 years is now a realistic expectation when using HEXAGON ammunition.”

https://www.norma-ammunition.com/

SIG SAUER Ammunition

6mm Creedmoor Elite Match

November ammunition depot, 2019. Sig Sauer just added the 6mm Creedmoor to its Elite Match line of premium competition ammo. It has a muzzle velocity of 2,950 fps, muzzle energy of 2,068 ft-lbs., and features a 107gr Sierra MatchKing® bullet.
Ammunition Depot - Sig Sauer 6mm Creedmoor.

Ammunition Depot – Sig Sauer 6mm Creedmoor.

From Sig Sauer:

“6mm Creedmoor is a popular long-range round that performs well in wind thanks to its high ballistic coefficient and flat trajectory,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, SIG SAUER Ammunition. “We are pleased to offer this highly accurate round for competition shooters along with 6.5 Creedmoor and numerous other match-grade loads.”

SIG SAUER Elite Match ammunition features:

  • Temperature-stable propellant for consistent muzzle velocity in all weather conditions.
  • Premium-quality primers for minimum velocity variations.
  • Optimized shell case metallurgy in the SIG Elite Match OTM cartridge for consistent bullet retention round to round.
SIG Elite Match ammunition is currently available in the following calibers: 223 Rem, 300BLK, 308 Win, 30-06 Springfield, 300 Win Mag, 6mm Creedmoor, and 6.5 Creedmoor. This ammunition is now available for purchase at the Sig Sauer Store.

Elite Hunter Tipped Ammunition

August ammunition depot, 2019 Sig Sauer’s new tipped ammunition is a lead-alloy bullet with a yellow tip and boat-tail design.

Ammunition Depot - Sig Sauer Elite Hunter Tipped Ammunition

Available in 8 different loads

From Sig Sauer:

The exclusive design of the concentric, blackened jacket ensures reliable, controlled expansion of the bullet with maximum weight retention. The translucent yellow tip increases the ballistic coefficient while improving terminal performance and aiding in consistent, reliable chambering.

“Our new Elite Hunter Tipped line of premium rifle ammunition is designed and engineered to be a devastating game load with exceptional long-range accuracy and performance,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, Sig Sauer Ammunition. “SIG Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition delivers superior downrange energy and massive expansion for a clean kill whether you are hunting whitetail, mule deer, antelope, elk, predators or a variety of other game species.”

https://www.sigsauer.com/products/ammunition/

120gr Supersonic 300BLK SBR Elite Copper Duty Ammunition for Short Barrel Rifles

Sig Sauer just announced this new ammunition, now available for the commercial market. It is engineered for 1.8x expansion and superior feeding out of rifles with sub-9-inch barrels

Ammunition Depot - Sig Sauer SBR Elite Copper Duty Ammunition for Short Barrel Rifles

Sig Sauer Supersonic duty round, SBR Elite Copper Duty ammunition. Image source: Sig Sauer

From Sig Sauer:

The supersonic SBR Elite Copper Duty ammunition features an all-copper bullet and black oxide shell case to visually denote SBR capability. Velocity is 1,897 fps with muzzle energy of 959 ft-lbs out of a 6 ¾-inch barrel.

“The new 120gr supersonic SBR Elite Copper Duty ammunition delivers the highest terminal performance possible in short barrel AR-style rifles, something the professional community has been asking us to provide,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, SIG SAUER Ammunition. “Our various SIG Elite 300BLK ammunition loadings have been well received by match shooters, hunters, and law enforcement and government agencies, and there will be more exciting 300BLK offerings from SIG in the weeks to come.”

SIG Elite Copper Duty ammunition uses flash-reduced propellant to minimize visible signature while shooting in low-light situations. Premium-quality primers are also used to minimize variations in velocity.

https://sigsauer.com/

Speer Ammo

August ammunition depot, 2019. In August, the LAPD chose Speer Gold Dot G2 ammunition to be the new duty round for 9mm Luger and 40 S&W.

From Speer:

Speer Gold Dot G2 offers the ultimate performance in duty ammunition, thanks to an exclusive nose design. Instead of a large hollow-point cavity, Gold Dot G2 has a shallow dish filled with a high-performance elastomer. On impact, the material is forced into engineered internal fissures to start the expansion process. The result is extremely uniform expansion, better separation of the petals, and more consistent penetration across barrier types through duty handguns.

This video from Speer demonstrates G2 design and performance:

 

https://www.speer-ammo.com/products/ammunition/gold-dot/gold-dot-g2/24226

Impact Component Bullets 

July ammunition depot, Speer introduced the new Impact Component Bullets.

Speer - Impact Component

Speer Impact Component Bullets – take your hunts and handloads farther than you ever thought possible.

From Speer:

The new Speer Impact bullet, available in three great calibers, blends tough, molecularly bonded construction with a high ballistic coefficient. Its groundbreaking Slipstream polymer tip provides a perfect aerodynamic meplat, and its hollow core initiates expansion at velocities 200 fps lower than comparable designs. The combination results in deep penetration at mid-range, as well as extreme accuracy and consistent low-velocity expansion at long distances.

Features & Benefits

  • Molecularly fused jacket maximizes weight retention and improves accuracy
  • Slipstream polymer tip increases downrange energy and initiates low-velocity expansion
  • High ballistic coefficients for flatter trajectories and better long-range performance
  • Close-range penetration and long-distance expansion
  • Competitively priced

www.speer-ammo.com

Starline Brass

30-06 Springfield

October ammunition depot, 2019. Starline just added the 30-06 Springfield to their high-quality case lineup.

Ammunition depot- Starline Brass 30-06 Springfield.

New caliber from Starline Brass, the 30-06 Springfield.

According to Starline:

The venerable 30-06 was adopted in 1906 for the 1903 Springfield service rifle for the U.S. Military. Since then, this utilitarian round has been chambered in an abundance of rifles in every action type. The 30-06 has been touted as one of the most versatile cartridges of all time due to the wide variety of projectiles available, and when the proper bullet is selected, the 30-06 is large enough to take on any game in the Western Hemisphere and almost anything in the Eastern Hemisphere.

.350 Legend from Starline

July ammunition depot, 2019 Starline Brass just added the .350 Legend to their lineup of rifle brass.

Starline Brass .350 Legend - 5X5 gun news

Introduced by Winchester, approved by SAAMI January of 2019, the .350 Legend is a brand new cartridge that has no parent case.

According to Starline:

…this tapered case has a rebated rim allowing it to utilize the standard .223 bolt face found on many common rifles including the AR-15. Like many other AR cartridges, the .350 Legend only requires changing the barrel and magazine. This cartridge’s allure is that it can be used for hunting in several states that allow straight-wall rifle cartridges only, but doesn’t have near the recoil of other AR cartridges that fill this niche. Utilizing .355” diameter bullets, the .350 Legend is capable of impressive ballistics, without a lot of recoil.

300 HAM’R

Ammunition Depot - Starline Brass 300 HAM'R

Bullets in the 110-150 grain range are optimal for the 300 HAM’R and deliver excellent accuracy.

From Starline:

Originally named the .30-30 AR, the 300 HAM’R was developed by Bill Wilson in his search for improved terminal performance in the AR-15 platform while still utilizing the standard 5.56 bolt carrier group. The 300 HAM’R® has a substantial velocity and energy advantage over calibers such as the 300 Blackout and 7.63×39 which gives it 30-30 performance out of the AR-15. Bullets in the 110-150 grain range are optimal for the 300 HAM’R® and deliver excellent accuracy. With proper bullet selection, you have a firearm with excellent terminal performance in a low recoiling package that hits well above its weight class. This cartridge has been used extensively for hog and deer hunting and has even been used in Africa for plains game. Hodgdon CFE BLK powder gives excellent velocity and low pressures in this cartridge.

www.starlinebrass.com

 

Winchester

350 Legend

January ammunition depot, 2019.

ammunition depot - Winchester 350 Legend.

There are six 350 Legend ammunition offerings available in 2019.

From Winchester:

“The 350 Legend is a high-performing, straight-walled cartridge that dominates in velocity, energy, recoil, and affordability, all of which are vital to our customers,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition. “Winchester innovation began decades ago and it’s paramount that we continue to deliver meaningful, technology-driven products that have a tremendous impact on the hunting and shooting sports industry.”

Key Features of the 350 Legend Cartridge—

  • More ENERGY than 30-30 Win, 300 Blackout and 223 Rem
  • World’s fastest straight-walled cartridge
  • Approximately 20% LESS RECOIL than 243 Win with 20% more PENETRATION
  • LESS RECOIL than 450 Bushmaster
  • With an effective deer hunting range up to 250 yards, it deposits more energy than 5.56mm, 300 Blackout, and .30-30 Win.
  • Utilizes modified straight-walled .223 Rem shellcase and a .357 diameter bullet
  • Compliant in states that allow straight wall cartridges for deer hunting **

2019 350 Legend Ammunition Offerings:

Symbol Sub Brand Bullet Description
X350DS Deer Season XP® 150 grain Extreme Point
X3501 Super X® 180 grain Power-Point
X3501H Hog Special 180 grain Power-Point
USA3501 USA White Box 145 grain FMJ Flat Nose
X3501BP Power Max Bonded® 160 grain Bonded JHP
SUP350 Super Suppressed™ 265 grain Open Tip

 

Active Duty™ – MHS Training Ammo

September ammunition depot, 2019.

Ammunition Depot - Winchester Active Duty MHS Training Ammunition

Consumers can now use the same product selected by the US Military for their training needs.

From Winchester:

Winchester proudly developed M1152 to serve alongside the U.S. Warfighter and was selected as the sole source ammunition supplier for the United States Army Modular Handgun System (MHS) Program. Consumers can now use the same product selected by the US Military for their training needs.

Winchester Active Duty M1152 Ball ammunition utilizes a 115-grain flat nose FMJ and military-grade primer to deliver the accuracy and reliability required by the MHS program. Active Duty™ will be available in various pack sizes, including 100 rounds and 150 rounds.

www.winchester.com

 

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