Just a few examples of some of our New products.
Pittsburgh, PA (July 20, 2020) – Peterson Cartridge Co. of Pittsburgh, PA announced it is producing .300 Win Mag casings in two versions. Peterson makes the traditional
SAAMI spec’d version that headspaces off the belt. But it also makes a version that headspaces off the shoulder. Peterson calls that version the .300 Win Mag- Long.
Shooters that reload .300 Win Mag casings have often wished they could get more reloads from their casings. Well now you can!
Derek Peterson, president of Peterson Cartridge explains, “Traditional .300 Win Mag casings tend to show signs of case head separation after only 5 to 7 firings.
“Here’s why. The SAAMI specs for any caliber, list a minimum and a maximum tolerance for each dimension on the casing and the rifle’s chamber. With most calibers, the max dimension of the casing, for length-to-shoulder (L-T-S), has the shoulder of the casing right up against the chamber wall. With .300 Win Mag, unlike most other calibers, if your rifle’s chamber is cut to the SAAMI minimum for L-T-S, and your casing is at the max length-to-shoulder dimension, the casing shoulder is still .0095” away from the chamber wall. With the same minimum rifle chamber, a casing at nominal L-T-S is .012”
away from the chamber wall. In a worst-case scenario, if the casing was produced at the SAAMI
minimum L-T-S, and the chamber was cut at the maximum L-T-S dimension, the casing shoulder could be up to .026” away from the chamber wall. That might not sound like a lot, but it is.
“That large gap is what causes the casing to stretch so much when it is fired. It’s that stretching that causes premature case head separation.”
Peterson continued, “With Peterson .300 Win Mag- Long casings, we make them with a longer L-T-S dimension. All the other dimensions are SAAMI spec. But the longer L-T-S prevents the casing from stretching excessively on the 1st firing. The casing has more support, which translates to less stretching, which translates to longer case life.”
The new Lapua 6.5 Creedmoor Large Rifle Primer cartridge cases provide competitive shooters, hunters and Mil/LE operators an option utilising a large rifle primer for enhanced performance in inclement weather conditions. The Large Rifle cases improve ignition consistency where extreme temperature swings are prevalent.
The 6.5 Creedmoor LRP offering provides reliable ignition with a large primer in the most extreme weather conditions for hunting, competitive shooting, or military / law enforcement support. Particularly in the U.S., elite forces and civilians utilise various semi-auto platforms to engage targets at extreme long ranges. The large rifle primed 6.5 Creedmoor cartridges cases are purpose-built to function and perform flawlessly in today’s ever-popular semi-auto gas guns, AR’s, and other similar platforms.
“Lapua Large Rifle Primer, 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge cases provide the same industry-leading consistency and performance benefits of our Small Rifle Primed cases,” stated, Emil Praslick, Business Development Manager USA Tactical Sales. “We’ve found that for some applications, like tactical semi-automatic rifles, a Large Rifle Primer is required to ensure function and performance. Lapua created this product to meet that requirement.”
The Large rifle primer 6.5 creedmoor case should be available in spring 2020.
This 1,368 page manual retains the popular three-ring binder format and contains cartridge information, histories, and reloading recommendations, a necessity in every reloader’s library.
The sections include: a complete glossary of ballistic, reloading and firearms terminology, an updated section dealing with the reloading process, reloading tools and equipment, bore care and firearms cleaning.
There’s also a unique question and answer chapter with some of the most commonly asked (and some of the more unusual) questions fielded by our technical service line.
Repeatable long-range accuracy demands propellant that behaves consistently across temperature extremes. New Alliant Powder® Reloder®16, like Reloder 23 and AR Comp™, accomplishes this world-class stability using TZ® technology. It manipulates the response of the material and resiststhe natural tendency to generate more pressure at higher temperatures and less pressure at lower temperatures. The Reloder®16 burn rate is slightly faster than that of Reloder 17, well within the 4350 burn speed band. This makes it ideal for traditional hunting cartridges such as 30-06 Springfield and 270 Winchester, as well as 6.5mm target loads and tactical applications where temperaturestability is required.
Features & Benefits
To achieve outstanding accuracy in the widest range of conditions, shooters need propellant that performs consistently across temperature extremes. Like its sister product, AR-Comp™, new Reloder® 23 from Alliant Powder® does exactly that. Its sophisticated TZ® technology manipulatesthe response of the material and resists the natural tendency to generate more pressure at higher temperatures and less pressure atlowertemperatures. Reloder 23 is perfect for long-range target shooters seeking performance similar to Reloder® 22 with world-class temperature stability.
Features & Benefits
Achieve awesome ballistics with new Reloder® 26 from Alliant Powder®. The propellant’s burn speed falls between that of Reloder® 22 and Reloder® 33,and it incorporates EI® technology to produce extremely high velocities in magnum cartridges. Reloder 26 has a high bulk density that allows larger powder charges, and it provides a consistent, controlled response to temperature changes.
Features & Benefits
One Shot® Case Lube with DynaGlide Plus® technology is a micro-penetrating high pressure dry film. It contains no petroleum, teflon or other synthetic silicone so it will not contaminate your powder or primers.
5 oz. Aerosol Item #9991
10 oz. Aerosol Item #99913
Keeping firearms clean and properly maintained will not only add to their service life and performance, but can also keep them shooting more accurate for longer. Kroil is a penetrating oil that has gained a large following for its quality performance when it comes to keeping a firearm in optimum condition. Kroil is adept at getting into the micro-crevices of some of the tougher firing residues found inside of the barrels of firearms and loosens them up to allow for quick and easy removal during the cleaning process.
The Tipton® Range Box is the ultimate in convenience for shooters and hunters. It organizes everything you need, cleaning supplies, rifle rest bags, targets and more.
Lapua is pleased to announce the availability of their new 6mm Creedmoor case, a necked down version of the extremely popular 6.5mm Creedmoor designed to produce higher velocities, flatter trajectories, and reduced recoil.
Customer demand for a 6mm version followed almost immediately after the release of the original Creedmoor case. Aside from the neck dimensions, the new 6mm Creedmoor case shares the same features and characteristics that make Lapua the standard for 6.5 Creedmoor brass. It is a beautifully drawn case, properly annealed at the neck and shoulder, with head metallurgy specifically chosen for durability, and the same small rifle primer, small flash-hole design that delivers the ultimate accuracy edge. The smaller 6mm bore diameter offers an excellent selection of proven low-drag match bullets that offer outstanding long range performance with even less recoil.
While the original 6.5 Creedmoor was designed with NRA High Power competition in mind, other disciplines, including PRS, were quick to see the positive attributes of this cartridge. Lapua’s latest offering will find a niche with discerning shooters in demanding competitive disciplines. Whether it’s a timed run against steel at unknown ranges, or the precision of placing shots in the X-ring, this Lapua case is just right for you!
Introducing the Sierra GameChanger hunting bullets: the perfect combination of Sierra’s legendary match accuracy coupled with deadly penetration. Sierra re-engineered their legendary MatchKing bullet into a hollow point design for quick expansion and fitted it with a transparent green tip for ballistic uniformity. Inside, the GameChanger features a unique construction that utilizes a special lead alloy surrounded by a tough copper jacket that delivers excellent penetration and expansion at a variety of ranges. It’s a GameChanger on any hunt !
6MM (.243") 90gr GameChanger
6.5MM (.264") 130gr GameChanger
7MM (.284") 165gr GameChanger
.30 Calibre (.308") 165gr GameChanger
Quickly separate brass cartridge cases from tumbling media with the Rotary Media Sifter. With a few turns of the handle, media falls to the bottom of the sifter, leaving cases clean and ready to use.
The name says it all! The 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge was designed to achieve the highest levels of accuracy, flat trajectory and extended range performance in a sensibly designed compact package.
Utilizing moderate powder charges that result in repeatable accuracy, low recoil and reasonable barrel life, the 6.5 PRC still produces high velocities for both hunting and target shooting with performance well beyond 1000 yards.
Die sets and unprimed rifle cartridge cases now available.
Extend your range and never compromise at any distance!
ELD (Extremely Low Drag Match)
ELD Match bullets are technologically advanced, enhanced accuracy target bullets featuring Heat Shield tips with the PERFECT MEPLAT (tip point) combined with numerous design features that deliver the highest-in-class ballistic coefficients, superior accuracy and extreme consistency from bullet-to-bullet, lot-to-lot.
All manufacturers commonly used polymer tips in high BC bullets melt in flight. Hornady engineers discovered that commonly used bullet tip materials (ALL bullet manufacturers) in streamlined, high BC bullets melt and deform. Although not a significant issue affecting moderate BC conventional tipped varmint and hunting bullets, aerodynamic heating causes BC reduction and degradation of accuracy, particularly at extended ranges (400 yds +). To counter this effect, Hornady identified a heat resistant polymer and developed the Heat Shield™ tip. This revolutionary new tip creates the perfect meplat (tip) with exceptionally consistent results from bullet-to-bullet and lot-to-lot.
Superior accuracy and industry leading ballistic design has been achieved with the ELD Match bullet. An optimum secant ogive and boattail design along with the Heat Shield tip produce a bullet with the highest possible ballistic coefficient in its class. Verified by Doppler Radar, ELD Match ballistic coefficients do not vary due to the integrity of the Heat Shield tip. The bullets perform extraordinarily consistently with no BC degradation at extended range
Lapua announce the addition of the 6.5 Creedmoor case to the Lapua line! Despite a relatively short time on the marketplace, the 6.5 Creedmoor has made a tremendous splash in the field, rapidly becoming one of the most requested cases we hear about from shooters.
Lapua's 6.5 Creedmoor is designed to function in a short action, which is also a plus for hunters, vitally concerned with the rifle’s weight and compactness. In fact, many of the same features which make for a successful competition cartridge, translate nicely to the hunting fields as well.
For most species of mid-size game such as deer or boar, the Creedmoor will prove to be a deadly performer. And while the selection of high grade Match bullets in the 6.5 bore size is tremendous, there’s no shortage of exceptionally good hunting bullets either. The 6.5's as a group have always been known as excellent performers on game.
Made with Lapua’s typical dedication to precision, our new 6.5 Creedmoor case has been refined just a bit, to make it an even better performer. Lapua opted for the small rifle primer, which normally produces an optimized ignition and better accuracy than large primers in mid-sized cartridges like the Creedmoor.
We’ve also incorporated our smaller diameter flash hole (1.5mm, rather than the industry standard 2.0mm), which has proven to provide enhanced accuracy, and is used in a number of our other accuracy oriented cases. In this respect, the new 6.5 Creedmoor joins the ranks of their dedicated accuracy cartridges such as the .220 Russian (6mm PPC), the 6mm BR Norma, the 6.5x47 Lapua and the .308 Win. Palma cases.
And naturally, the new 6.5 Creedmoor will be made with their well known Passion for Precision. Strictest control over the metallurgy, the forming and drawing processes, precise annealing all performed under the watchful eyes of their production experts. For you, the handloader, that means the durability for which our cases are famous, combined with consistency and long life. Already proven in competition, we predict that the 6.5 Creedmoor will be a force to be reckoned with for many years to come.
The 6.5 Creedmoor case by Lapua is expected in Q1 2017.
Berger Bullets, a global leader in the manufacturing of premium rifle bullets, joins Nammo Group and the existing family of premium Nammo commercial ammunition components and ammunitions
For over 60 years, Berger Bullets has produced the highest quality rifle bullets for varmint hunting, target shooting, game hunting and tactical use. They will continue to operate as they have, providing a leadership role in the sponsorship of significant shooting events for the discerning rifle shooter. Lapua warmly welcomes Berger Bullets to the Nammo brands family!