SIG SAUER, Inc. has just released SIG HT premium-grade rifle ammunition in two new calibers; 223 Rem and 308 Win. The all-copper bullet is excellent for hunting a wide variety of game and predators. It delivers deep penetration and maximum terminal ballistic performance.
I got a hold of a couple of boxes of the new .308. It looks good with the copper bullets nickel cases and shoots great.
The 60gr 223 Rem bullet has a muzzle velocity of 3,100 fps and muzzle energy of 1,280 ft-lbs making it an effective, hard-hitting hog, varmint and predator round. 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 cartridges are made with premium nickel-plated shell cases which are slick and reduce friction for easy loading in bolt guns. 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. In the pictures, you can see the hits on steel from my stock Remington 700 Tactical. That is a five round group from 200 yards at my club’s range.
I got the ammunition earlier today and had to go to shoot for another project. I couldn’t stand it. I knew these copper bullets had great terminal ballistics, but would they hold a group.? My gun was zeroed for Sig .308 Win Match Grade 168 grain Elite Performance Ammunition at 200 yards. I engaged a hanging gong at 200 yards with no sight adjustment. I was easily able to hold one minute of mule deer with no sight adjustment first round hit and four more followed.
The copper bullets make a distinctive splash on black painted steel. I could easily see my hits 200 yards away. Now that I have my dope, I will literately make one adjustment on my scope and take this new ammo hunting.
For more information, visit www.sigsauer.com/ammunition.