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Barnes Product Safety Recall Notice

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Product Safety Recall Notice

Do not use Barnes 300 Weatherby 180 grain TTSX VOR-TX Ammunition with Lot Numbers: Z08SA15L, Z08SB15L, Z09SA15L, Z09SB15L, Z11SB15L, Z11SC15L, Z12SA15L, Z12SB15L, Z12SC15L, Z08SA15R, Z08SB15R, Z09SA15R, Z09SB15R, Z11SB15R, Z11SC15R, Z12SA15R, Z12SB15R, Z12SC15R

Barnes Bullets, LLC determined that eighteen (18) Lots of its Barnes Bullets, LLC 300 Weatherby 180 grain TTSX VOR-TX ammunition (the “Ammunition”) packaged product may contain cartridges of a different caliber (collectively, the “Affected Product”). The eighteen (18) Lot Numbers are identified above. Firing a rifle with the incorrect caliber of ammunition may result in damage to the firearm, serious personal injury, or death.

To determine if you have Affected Product, please note the following:

• If you have a case of the Ammunition, the Lot Number is stenciled on the outside of the case; and,
• If you have a box of the Ammunition, the Lot Number is stamped on the inside flap of the box.

If you have Affected Product, immediately discontinue use of it and contact Barnes at the telephone number below. Barnes will arrange for the return shipment of your Affected Product and, upon receipt, will send you replacement Ammunition at no cost to you. If you are unsure whether you have Affected Product or if you have mixed boxes of ammunition, please immediately discontinue the use of the ammunition and contact Barnes Bullets, LLC at the below telephone number – we will replace this ammunition for you. For any other questions relating to the return of Affected Product, please contact the Barnes Consumer Service Department at 435-856-1115.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Safety First

Always observe Remington’s Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety and wear approved eye and ear protection anytime you are shooting.

SIG SAUER Expands its 9mm FMJ Ammunition Offerings

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Newington, NH (May 9, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of its 9mm full metal jacket (FMJ) Elite Performance Ammunition offerings with the addition of 124gr and 147gr bullet weights. With these new rounds, SIG customers now have three 9mm bullet weights – 115gr, 124gr and 147gr – available in both the V-Crown® jacketed hollow point (JHP) personal defense ammunition and the SIG FMJ target loads.

The perfect combination of affordability and performance, the SIG FMJ ball ammunition is designed to approximate the performance of the corresponding JHP loads, making a seamless transition from target ammo to carry ammo. The copper-coated lead bullets in the SIG FMJ ammunition were engineered to have the most precise, uniform profile, resulting in consistent accuracy.

“SIG FMJ ammunition is designed specifically for practice and competition shooting, and given the sheer popularity of the 9mm caliber, expanding the FMJ line to mirror the V-Crown offerings was an important next step,” said Dan Powers, President of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division. “These premium target rounds feed as smoothly as our V-Crown JHP rounds and perform and feel almost identical to the V-Crown loads when shooting, making them ideal practice rounds.”

Manufactured to meet or exceed SAAMI specifications, the SIG FMJ centerfire pistol cartridges feature solid brass cases and durable copper jacketed bullets that stay with the lead at impact. Dependable primers and clean-burning powders are used for reduced barrel fouling and more reliable functioning. All SIG SAUER Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured by SIG SAUER at its new ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles. For more information, visit www.sigsauer.com/ammunition.

US Army Special Operations Command Seeks Precision Intermediate Caliber Ammunition

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

During a briefing earlier this week at the NDIA Armaments Congerence in Fredericksburg, Virginia, COL Samuel Ashley, the DCS G8 for the US Army Special Operations Command, discussed a current initiative to identify a Precision Intermediate Caliber ammunition from within the 6.5mm family. In this joint effort between USASOC and PEO Soldier’s PM for Soldier Weapons, they will test 23 different cartridges in 6.5mm Creedmoor and .260 Remington later this month, using the Army’s 2000m Doppler RADAR equipped range, at the nearby Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Based on this research, they will conduct a user evaluation of the selected cartridge, in October. This is a very fast paced effort which aims to identify a 6.5mm family cartridge for integration into a USASOC requirement for a new semiautomatic sniper weapon. It will also give others a leg up in identifying a viable option for an intermediate caliber.

USSOCOM briefer, LTC Mark Owens, PM for Ammo, Weapons and Visual Augmentation Systems supports the efforts of SOF components like USASOC, and added some additional insight into where the ammunition selected from the USASOC study might go. He mentioned that in FY18 we should see the development of a 6.5mm Assault Machine Gun which would result in the fielding, soon thereafter, of an Intermediate Caliber Assault Machine Gun. The cartridge decision will also lead to the fielding of an Intermediate Caliber Sniper Rifle/Carbine in the years FY19-23.

American Eagle Introduces 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel Varmint & Predator Loads

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 17, 2017 – Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce it has expanded its American Eagle Varmint & Predator lineup with new 90-grain 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel loads. The loads combine accuracy, consistency, reliable performance on target and an affordable price tag to create the perfect round for the avid varmint hunter. Shipments of these new products are being delivered to dealers.

New American Eagle Varmint & Predator loads feature reloadable brass and Federal primers with a jacketed hollow point or Tipped Varmint bullet, depending on caliber. Both designs expand explosively on impact for maximum lethality. American Eagle Varmint & Predator loads are offered in 40- or 50-count bulk packs perfect for high-volume shooting.

Features & Benefits
· New 90-grain 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel loads
· Consistent, accurate performance
· Explosive expansion on impact
· Consistent primers
· Reliable feeding and function
· Highly reloadable brass cases
· Bulk packs reduce in-the-field waste

Part No. / Description / MSRP
AE65GDL90VP / 6.5 Grendel 90-grain JHP – 50-count / $63.95
AE6890VP / 6.8 SPC 90-grain JHP – 50-count / $53.95


SIG SAUER Introduces SIG HT Hunting Ammunition in 308 Win

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Newington, NH (April 3, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to expand its SIG HT hunting line of premium-grade rifle ammunition with the addition of 308 Win. Featuring an all-copper bullet that delivers deep penetration and maximum terminal ballistic performance, SIG HT ammunition is supremely accurate and ideal for hunting numerous species of game.

The 150gr 308 Win features a muzzle velocity of 2,900 fps and muzzle energy of 2,801 ft-lbs. This SIG HT 308 Win cartridge is excellent for mid-sized game such as deer, antelope, pigs and predators.

“SIG HT ammunition is extremely effective in the field, and our initial SIG HT offering in supersonic 300BLK has been in high demand because of its outstanding performance,” said Dan Powers, President of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division. “Retailers and their customers are asking for additional calibers in this lead-free, all-copper hunting round, and we will continue to expand the line to meet even more hunters’ needs.”

SIG HT cartridges are made with premium nickel-plated shell cases, and flash-reduced propellant is used to minimize visible signature while shooting in low-light situations. Premium quality primers are also used to minimize variations in velocity.

All Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured in the United States by SIG SAUER to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles. For more information, visit www.sigammo.com.

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Jim Schatz – Caseless Ammunition Small Arms

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Late last week we lost Jim Schatz, a true expert in the small arms community. Jim was a presenter at many a NDIA Small Arms Conference and this briefing to the 2012 meeting on Caseless Ammunition Small Arms, is one of his best. Click on the image below to read the briefing slides. While Jim’s discussion is missing, he would always offer some great slides, packed with info. There’s a lot going on with Small Arms these days and we’re going to dip into some of it this week, so consider this a read ahead.



Super Vel Ammunition Returns

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Super Vel PR pic - web size

Renowned for its invention of the jacketed hollow point bullet that revolutionized police ammunition in the 1960s, the Super Vel Cartridge Company® is back in business producing high-velocity handgun ammunition.

“Super Vel founder Lee Jurras was a true visionary. He invented the jacketed hollow point, hosted the first handgun metallic silhouette match and founded the Outstanding American Handgunner Foundation. We’re privileged and honored to have earned Lee’s blessing to resurrect Super Vel,” said Cameron Hopkins, president of the new Super Vel Cartridge Company.

Just like the original company founded in 1963, the new Super Vel specializes in high-performance handgun ammunition using jacketed hollow point bullets at high velocity. Today’s jacketed hollow points have progressed considerably since Jurras’ original designs. Today’s Super Vel hollow points feature skiving cuts (to facilitate reliable expansion), tapered copper jackets and better hollow cavity designs.

38 Super Snub

“Super Vel pioneered the use of lightweight hollow point bullets at extremely high velocity to minimize over-penetration and maximize stopping power. Today’s Super Vel carries that to the next level,” Hopkins said.
The new Super Vel Ammunition line includes specialized loads for niche applications. “Super Snub” is a .38 Special +P load designed specifically for Smith & Wesson J-frames and other snubnose revolvers with a low-flash powder that burns extremely efficiently in barrels as short as 1 7/8-inches. Firing a 90 gr. jacketed hollow point at over 1,300 feet per second from a J-frame, “Super Snub” is the only purpose-driven load on the market made specifically for snubbies.

Hush Puppy® harkens back to a special load that Jurras developed for the Navy SEALs in 1967 for use in the Mk 22 Mod 0 pistol, a highly customized S&W Model 39 that was issued with a wipe-style suppressor and came to be nick-named “hush puppy” for its covert role. Shooting a full metal jacket bullet at subsonic velocity, Super Vel’s new Hush Puppy® load drives a 147 gr. FMJ projectile at 900 feet per second. It’s dead quiet from a suppressed 9mm and also makes for a soft-shooting, low-recoil training round or a 3-gun competition round.

Subcompact 9mm pistols rise to a whole new performance level with Super Vel’s new 90 gr. jacketed hollow point in a +P load. From a Glock 43 (3-inch barrel), Super Vel’s 90 gr. JHP delivers 1,475 feet per second! That’s sizzling for a subcompact! The load produces over 1,650 feet per second from a Glock 17L.

45 ACP

Delivering 1,350 feet per second, Super Vel’s 115 gr. JHP in another +P 9mm Luger load is ideal for compact and full-size 9mm pistols. Rounding out the Super Vel lineup is a +P load in .45 ACP featuring a 185 gr. JHP at over 1,150 feet per second.

J.D. Jones, a legendary ballistics experimenter and one of the original pioneers of Super Vel in the 1960s, is a consultant for the new Super Vel Cartridge Company.

Super Vel Cartridge Company is located in Nevada, proudly employing a 100 percent American workforce.

Headquarters, Research & Development Detachment Shooting Team Selects Inceptor as Exclusive Training Ammunition

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

SAVANNAH, GA (February 2, 2017) – Following debut at the 2017 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, the Headquarters, Research & Development Detachment shooting team stationed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center selected Inceptor® Sport Utility AmmoTM by PolyCase® Ammunition as the exclusive training cartridge in preparation for the All-Army Marksmanship Competition.

“After the teams utilization and evaluation of several brands, we identified Inceptor Sport Utility Ammo by PolyCase as the ideal target and range ammunition for our training needs,” said Justin Coletti, Team Captain of the Headquarters, Research and Development Detachment shooting team. “Our marksmanship team requires the utmost reliability, accuracy and safety,” Coletti went on to say, “The frangibility for close-range use on steel significantly set this ammo apart from all others.”

In commenting on the feedback from the Headquarters, Research and Development Detachment shooting team, PolyCase CEO Paul Lemke remarked, “we are delighted with the team’s interest in Inceptor ammunition and the testimony from their team further demonstrates the value our Sport Utility Ammo provides.” A retired US Army officer, Lemke initially founded PolyCase Ammunition to provide safe ammunition solutions to US and NATO military personnel engaged in counter-terrorist operations. “We are committed to providing our customers lasting value, whether they are the US military or a casual enthusiast,” said Lemke.

Designed to match the ballistic performance of the award-winning Inceptor ARX® Preferred DefenseTM and Ruger® ARX Self-Defense lines of ammunition while offering unmatched frangibility. Sport Utility Ammo’s lead-free copper-polymer blended construction was designed for use on hardened steel with safe range distances measured in feet, not yards, for the safest and most realistic training experience. Inceptor Sport Utility Ammo is available in .380 Auto, 9mm, .38 Special, .40 S&W, .45 Auto and .300 AAC Blackout.

For more information, visit www.polycaseammo.com/project/inceptor