SIG HT Hunting Ammunition in 308 Win

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.

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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.

New 300WM ammo to try out

SIG SAUER Introduces 300 Win Mag Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition

Newington, NH (January 2, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc. continues to expand its Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition line for rifles with the addition of 300 Win Mag Open Tip Match (OTM) rounds. Featuring a 190gr Sierra MatchKing® bullet, this new 300 Win Mag load has a muzzle velocity of 2,850 fps and muzzle energy of 3,426 ft-lbs.

 

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Engineered to excel in today’s precision rifles, SIG SAUER Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition features a temperature-stable propellant that delivers consistent muzzle velocity in all weather conditions. Premium-quality primers ensure minimum velocity variations, and the shell case metallurgy is optimized in the SIG Match Grade OTM cartridge to yield consistent bullet retention round to round. All SIG SAUER rifle ammunition is precision loaded on state-of-the-art equipment that is 100% electromechanically monitored to ensure geometric conformity and charge weight consistency.

 

“The exceptional quality of our SIG SAUER Match Grade loads makes this line a top choice for professional, competition and recreational shooters alike,” said Dan Powers, president of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division.

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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About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is The Complete Systems Provider™, leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER® brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among responsible citizens, and many of the world’s most elite military, government, and law enforcement units. SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, from handguns and rifles to ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors, ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet) airguns and accessories. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with more than 1,500employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER AcademySM, log on to www.sigsauer.com.

Testing Grizzly Loads

I went to the range to test some hand loads out the other day. I was using Barnes TSX 200 grain .308 cal bullets for my .300 WM Weatherby Vanguard. I loaded some bullets with Reloader 22 and some with IMR 7828SSC.

Loading Block

Here is a picture of some brass in a loading block and a box of Barnes TSX 200 grain .308 Cal bullets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So off to the range to do some shooting. In my particular rifle the Reloader 22 powder is not that accurate, here is a picture of a 3 shot group at 100 yards.

3 shot group on target

You can see that the group is approximately 1.5", not that great for handloads at 100 yards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following target is some groupings with IMR 7828SSC powder.

shot groupings on paper target

You can see that my 2 shot group of 65 grains of powder was touching and then my 3 shot group of 66 grains of powder was -1MOA. I started having signs of excess pressure at this amount with a sticky bolt. So I decided to load 65 grains of powder for further testing at the range.

Video of Reloading Hunting Ammunition

Yesterday I loaded up some bullets for my grizzly hunt coming up. I went to the range prior and used the most accurate load to make a box of 20 bullets for my hunt. So here is the video on the steps of reloading ammunition. For the example I used Barnes TSX 200 grain .308 cal bullets for my .300 Winchester Magnum. I am going on a grizzly bear hunt so I had to load a bit heavier bullet for more energy. This video goes in detail through: cleaning, tumbling, sizing, trimming, measuring, powder, labels, manuals, dies, equipment, and as much as possible to help you reload your own ammunition. Remember to reload safely and consult manufacturers literature and your reloading manual. Check it out here:

http://www.huntingtipsandtricks.com/p/Ammunition_Reloading