SIG’s line of hunting ammunition — SIG HT — has tripled in size this month. Expanding on their existing 120 grain 300 BLK offering, the new 60 grain .223 Rem HT and 150 grain .308 Win HT loads propel all-copper projectiles for consistent expansion and deep penetration. Varmint, deer, hogs, and more, SIG has it covered with lead-free options. Press release for the new .223 load follows, with the .308 info available here . . .
SIG SAUER ® Introduces SIG HT Hunting Ammunition in 223 Rem
Newington, NH (April 24, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc. continues to expand its SIG HT line of premium-grade rifle ammunition with the addition of 223 Rem. This supremely accurate hunting round features an all-copper bullet that delivers deep penetration and consistent 1.8x diameter expansion. 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 varmint and predator round.
“The accuracy and effectiveness of the SIG HT line of ammunition is quickly making it a favorite among hunters, especially those who shoot high-performance AR rifles,” said Dan Powers, President of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division. “The nose geometry of the SIG HT bullet is designed for superior feeding in these AR-style platforms, and we now offer SIG HT hunting loads in three calibers – supersonic 120gr 300BLK, 150gr 308 Win and 60gr 223 Rem.”
SIG HT cartridges are made with premium nickel-plated shell cases, and 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.
The SIG HT ammunition is produced on state-of- the-art loading equipment with electromechanical monitoring for charge weight consistency and geometric conformity. All SIG SAUER Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured by SIG SAUER at its new ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles. For more information, visit www.sigsauer.com/ammunition.