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KC Eusebio wins again with Atlanta Arms ammo at the 2019 US Steel Nationals

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

[ Covington, Georgia ] Atlanta Arms is proud to announce another prestigious win with our Elite line of ammunition at the 2019 US Steel Nationals held in Covington, Georgia. KC Eusebio took the top place in the Carry Optics division and set a new world record time using Atlanta Arms 100 Grain Steel Challenge Elite, which is purpose built for winning at the highest levels of Steel Challenge competition.

KC Eusebio also set a new national record overall time of 78.27 and first person to break 80 seconds with Atlanta Arms Steel Challenge Elite

“I have been using Atlanta Arms for almost 15 years, and once again, they continue to impress me. I wouldn’t have been able to set a new national record if it wasn’t for the new Steel Challenge load created by Atlanta Arms. This is the softest, flattest, cleanest ammunition I have ever had the pleasure to compete with. I’m proud to be part of the Atlanta Arms Family.” – KC Eusebio

Next Match for KC and Atlanta Arms will be the US World Speed Shooting Championships held at the Talladega Marksmanship Park on May 15, 2019.

Federal Adds 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 Grendel to Premium Unprimed Brass Lineup

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 10, 2019 – Federal has expanded its line of Premium unprimed brass to include 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 Grendel cases. Shipments have been delivered to dealers.

Federal been producing the industry’s finest brass since the early 1950s, when the first centerfire rounds rolled off its machines. The tradition continues today with the additional options for 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 Grendel, two of the hottest cartridges in shooting.

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

For more information on Federal ammunition, visit www.federalpremium.com.

RUAG Ammotec Responds To PRIME Ammunition

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Official Statement / Media release RUAG Ammotec:

“RUAG Takes Legal Action Against PRIME Ammunition for Outstanding Debt on More than 1.2 Million Rounds

Tampa, USA, April 17, 2019. RUAG Ammotec has taken contractually-defined recourse on Citizens Ammunition, LLC. RUAG has been loading the PRIME brand ammunition for several years. Well over a year ago Citizens stopped paying RUAG for the ammunition it sold and has refused to make any additional payments on the debt owed. This has forced RUAG to exercise its contractual rights through litigation and product sales.

PRIME Ammunition is delinquent on payments for more than 1.2 million rounds of ammunition sold and received. PRIME’s practice of selling and receiving the product but refusing to pay caused RUAG to act to protect its interests. Any statements, claims or representations to the contrary are simply false.

RUAG’s dedication to quality, manufacturing excellence, and deep product knowledge have supplied PRIME Ammunition and its fans and supporters with ammunition that stands out from the competition. Similarly, RUAG Ammotec supplies world-class components, manufacturing resources and loaded ammunition to leading brands and companies around the world. RUAG Ammotec factory loads the most calibers of ammunition in the world and has production capabilities in five countries. The US market receives top ammunition options for anyone who hunts, shoots, competes, trains, protects, serves or defends from RUAG’s family of brands and products.

RUAG is confident that this matter will be resolved in its favor. RUAG looks forward to continuing to deliver exciting new products and high-quality ammunition to hunters and shooters across the country and throughout the world.”

A Prime Ammo Update From CEO Jim O’Shaughnessy

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

For the past several years, PRIME Ammunition has been offering ammunition made by Swiss manufacturer RUAG here in the US.

In this message by Jim O’Shaughnessy, CEO and Founder of PRIME Ammunition, he explains whats going on and why they’ve had trouble fulfilling orders.

Reload Swiss RS76 – the new universal powder for rifle ammunition hits the market

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Reload Swiss RS is celebrating this year’s IWA&Outdoor Classics with another world first. At Europe’s biggest hunting and sport shooting show, the Nitrochemie Wimmis AG brand is introducing its new RS76 rifle powder.

Newly developed, the RS76 is a universal powder for assembling rifle ammunition. It is suitable for multiple calibres, including .338 Lapua Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum, .338 Norma Magnum and .300 Norma Magnum. America’s Special Operations Command (US SOCOM) is currently evaluating the latter two, for Nitrochemie an encouraging sign of government interest in the new product.

Ever since its market launch five years ago, Nitrochemie Wimmis AG with its top-notch Reload Swiss RS products has focused on becoming a full-spectrum supplier of propellant powder – from small-calibre pistol applications to large magnum assemblies. RS76 is now the thirteenth powder in the company’s product range.

The RS76 bridges the gap between its established, tried-and-tested RS70 and RS80 powders. As developer Reload Swiss RS Dominik Antenen explains, “the RS80 was ideal for the popular .338 Lapua Magnum with 300-grain projectiles. But when it was used with the equally popular 250-grain projectile, the results were no longer quite so good.” After consulting with Reload Swiss RS importers, the company decided to resolve this issue with help of the newly developed RS76. “The objective was to pass on the good genes of the RS70 and RS80 to the RS76.” In recent years the famous shooting competition in Bisley was won with the RS70, resulting in two European championship titles in the F Class, i.e. the rifle class. The RS80 also enjoys a robust reputation among competition shooters at ranges of 600 metres and over. “With this in mind, we endowed the RS76 with a good pressure and velocity ratio, sensible temperature independence and a de-copperizing additive”, continues Antenen, noting that “it goes almost without saying that we included a muzzle flash suppressor in the package as well as the best-possible stabilizer”.

The first batch of RS76 powder is currently being filled, and will reach the shops in the second quarter of 2019. The new powder is available in the accustomed 1-kg can and 10-kg drum.

IWA&Outdoor Classics takes place 8-11 March 2019 in Nuremburg, Germany. Reload Swiss will be on hand in Hall 7 at Stand 204.

SIG SAUER Adds 270 Win and 30-06 Springfield to its Rifle Components Line

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (February 27, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is now offering component cases in 270 Win and 30-06 Springfield for precision handloaders. These are the newest additions to the SIG rifle components line which include 223 Rem, 22-250 Rem, 243 Win, 270 Win, 30-06 Springfield, 300BLK, 300 Win Mag, 308 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor. Currently, all SIG SAUER rifle component cases are unprimed and available in bags of 50.

SIG SAUER pistol component cases are available, primed or unprimed, in bags of 100 in the following calibers: 380 Auto, 9mm Luger, 357 SIG, 38 Spl, 357 Mag, 40 S&W, 10mm, 45 Auto.

“We entered the components business because we wanted a higher quality brass for our SIG Elite Ammunition and our customers who choose to handload,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, SIG SAUER Ammunition. “SIG component brass offers exceptional concentricity at the mouth which improves accuracy. This level of quality has not gone unnoticed which is why SIG components have been so popular with dealers and consumers alike since we launched our brass line.”

SIG Elite Ammunition shell cases are engineered to exacting tolerances.  Each brass case undergoes rigorous in-line and post production quality assurance testing to ensure a flawless casing. The geometric consistency of these premium brass cases ensures each primer is held tightly in its pocket.  Flash holes are precise with no burrs and the superior metallurgical properties of the SIG SAUER cases enable repeated reloading.   SIG Elite rifle shell cases are induction annealed for consistent bullet retention.  All shellcases are 100% inspected.  The result is unparalleled durability and dependability.

The SIG SAUER 270 Win and 30-06 Springfield component cases are now available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store.

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

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (February 12, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce its newest 300BLK ammunition – the 120gr supersonic 300BLK SBR Elite Copper Duty load, specifically designed for short barrel rifles.  Available to the commercial market for the first time, this supersonic duty round is engineered for reliable, controlled, 1.8x expansion, and superior feeding out of rifles with sub-9-inch barrels. 

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

The SIG SAUER 120gr supersonic 300BLK SBR Elite Copper Duty ammunition is now available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store.

National Police Ammunition Introduces its New Patent Pending HELO SR 9mm Cartridge with Fluted Insert

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Miami, Florida (January 2019) – National Police Ammunition (NPA), the world’s leader in lead free ammunition, is pleased to announce the development and soon to be released patent pending HELO SR 9mm 120 grain solid copper hollow point with a sintered alloy fluted ballistic insert. HELO SR is an acronym for High Expansion, Law Enforcement, Ordinance with a Sintered Ram.  

The NPA Patented Pending HELO SR is designed for law enforcement and specifically to pass and exceed all FBI performance protocols.

NPA patent pending SR ballistic insert utilizes a metal alloy sintered tip that will not deform in flight and acts as a barrier blind round by allowing the ballistic tip to defeat intermediate barriers then release from the main body of the projectile once encountering soft tissue allowing complete energy transfer and controlled expansion of the main body of the hollow point bullet mitigating risk of over-penetration.

The patent pending sintered alloy fluted insert is much denser that other products on the market that use a polymer, nylon, or a plastic material giving the HELO SR greater ability to stay intact when passing through FBI protocol barriers such as auto glass, steel, plywood, and drywall.

Once the bullet encounters soft tissue a hydraulic effect is created when entering the cavities between the flutes thereby forcing the bullet to expand and releasing the ballistic insert from the main body of the hollow point.

NPA will first introduce the HELO SR pistol cartridge in the increasingly popular 9mm among law enforcement and will be expanding the line to all other major calibers.

There are two variants developed of the HELO SR one being restricted to the law enforcement market and a second designed for civilian self-defense distributed by NPA’s commercial brand Alchemist Ammunition.