SAAMI Announces Acceptance of New 300 HAM’R Cartridge

Media contact:
Richard Patterson
203-426-4358. Ext 255

SAAMI Announces Acceptance of New 300 HAM’R Cartridge

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute,®Inc., (SAAMI®), the organization at the forefront of promoting firearm safety by creating standards that ensure safety, reliability and interchangeability of firearms, ammunition, and components, has announced the acceptance of a new rifle cartridge for SAAMI standardization.

Developed by Wilson Combat, and with the induction into SAAMI sponsored by SIG Sauer, the 300 HAM’R was introduced with a maximum average pressure of 57,500 psi, with a 125-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 2,450 fps and a 130-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 2,425 fps. Stated ballistics are achieved in a 16-inch MSR-type barrel.

300 HAM'R

For further information on these new cartridges please visit https://saami.org/technical-information/new-cartridge-chamber-drawings/.

-30-

About SAAMI
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 transportation, storage and use of these products.

SAAMI Announces Acceptance of Two New Cartridges

Media contact:
Richard Patterson
203-426-4358. Ext 255

SAAMI Announces Acceptance of Two New Cartridges

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute Inc.,® (SAAMI®), the organization at the forefront of promoting firearms safety by creating standards that ensure safety, reliability and interchangeability of firearms, ammunition and components, announced the acceptance of a new shotshell cartridge and a new centerfire rifle cartridge for SAAMI standardization.

Developed by Federal Ammunition, the 12-Gauge 1¾-inch shotshell was introduced with a maximum average pressure of 11,500 psi, with a 15/16-ounce #8 lead shot load traveling at a velocity of 1,145 feet per second (fps), a 15-pellet #4 lead buckshot load traveling at a velocity of 1,200 fps and a 1-ounce lead rifled slug traveling at a velocity of 1,200 fps.

Developed by Nosler, the 6.5-284 Norma rifle cartridge was introduced with a maximum average pressure of 58,000 psi, with a 130-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 2,900 fps.

More information on both cartridges can be found here.

-30-

About SAAMI
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 transportation, storage and use of these products.