SAAMI Announces Acceptance of New Rifle Cartridges

NEWTOWN, 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 the safety, reliability and interchangeability of firearms, ammunition, and components.

6mm GT – The 6mm GT was introduced by Hornady Manufacturing Co. with a 109-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 2,910 fps and a Maximum Average Pressure of 62,000 psi.

6.8 True Velocity Composite – The 6.8 TVC was introduced by True Velocity Ammunition, LLC with a 150-grain bullet traveling at velocity of 2,700 fps and a Maximum Average Pressure of 65,000 psi.

338 Weatherby Rebated Precision Magnum – The 338 WBY RPM was introduced by Weatherby, Inc., with a 225-grain bullet traveling at velocity of 2,800 fps and a Maximum Average Pressure of 65,000 psi.

For further information on these new cartridges, please visit the New Cartridge & Chamber Drawings section of the SAAMI website.

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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 design, manufacture, transportation, storage and use of these products.

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SAAMI Announces Acceptance of Three New Cartridges

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SAAMI Announces Acceptance of Three New Cartridges

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, announced the acceptance of new rifle cartridges for SAAMI standardization.

277 SIG FURY

Developed by SIG SAUER, the 277 SIG FURY was introduced with a maximum average pressure of 80,000 psi, with a 135-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 3,000 fps.

6.5 Weatherby Rebated Precision Magnum

Developed by Weatherby, the 6.5 Weatherby Rebated Precision Magnum was introduced with a maximum average pressure of 65,000 psi, with a 140-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 3,075 fps.

6.8 Western

Developed by Olin Winchester, the 6.8 Western was introduced with a maximum average pressure of 65,000 psi, with a 175-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 2,840 fps.

For additional information on these new cartridge designs and other recently accepted cartridge and chamber designs, visit SAAMI.org.

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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.