SAAMI Announces Acceptance of New Cartridges
SHELTON, Conn. — The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute®, Inc., (SAAMI®) has announced the acceptance of three new rifle cartridges for SAAMI standardization. SAAMI is the organization at the forefront of promoting firearm safety by creating standards that ensure safety, reliability and interchangeability of firearms, ammunition, and components.
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7mm Precision Rifle Cartridge – The 7mm PRC was introduced by Hornady Manufacturing Co. with a 180-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 2,950 fps and a Maximum Average Pressure of 65,000 psi.
360 Buckhammer – The 360 Buckhammer was introduced by Federal Cartridge Company with a 200-grain bullet traveling at velocity of 2,170 fps and a Maximum Average Pressure of 50,000 psi.
400 Legend – The 400 Legend was introduced by Olin Winchester with a 215-grain bullet traveling at velocity of 2,230 fps and a Maximum Average Pressure of 45,000 psi.
For further information on these new cartridges, please visit https://saami.org/technical-information/cartridge-chamber-drawings/.
The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government, is dedicated to creating and promulgating technical, performance and safety standards for firearms, ammunition and components, and is committed to being the preeminent global resource for the safe and responsible design, manufacture, transportation, storage and use of these products.
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