Question on Navy sniper ammo

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by brentdrake, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. brentdrake

    brentdrake Active Member

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    I've been told That some Navy snipers us the 300 WIN MAG. Does anyone know the ballistics on such ammo. I've been told it's very accurate stuff.
     
  2. 260shooter

    260shooter Well-Known Member

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    A lot of info can be found here A-191 Cartridge Development - Press release

    Does not give the charge of Re-22 but if memory serves it is around 72 gr (work up to this) with a 190 gr Sierra. The navy is stretching the 300 WIN MAG out to 1500 now using the 220 gr Sierra as a less costly change than going to the 338 Lapua.

    I've not done enough research on the propellant to even give an educated guess.

    Several years ago I shot a 500 yard Match with a guy shooting the Black Hills version of the A191 and it shot very well at 500 yards.

    Hope this helps.

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  3. brentdrake

    brentdrake Active Member

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    Yes. Thank you very much