Sig Sauer Introduces Elite Performance Hunter Tipped Ammo

Sig Sauer Introduces Elite Performance Hunter Tipped Ammo

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With excellent listed ballistic coefficients, Sig's new Elite Performance Hunter Tipped ammo looks to give your hunting rifle legs.

How Elite Performance Hunter Tipped Ammo Puts Meat On The Table:

  • Corrosion-resistant nickel-plated cases improve extraction, thus speeds up follow-up shots.
  • Powder charges are specially blended for each caliber and are matched with primers specific to those blends.
  • Polymer-tip, boat-tail bullets boast exceptional BCs for each caliber.

Expanding well past manufacturing firearm, Sig Sauer has become among the most comprehensive companies in all the gun world. But away from top-end irons, where the Swiss-American juggernaut has perhaps left its greatest mark is ammunition. Gearing up this end of the operation only a few years ago, Sig has produced a load for every occasion – whether you run a red-hot tactical carbine or clandestine concealed-carry pistol. As of this summer, you can add hunting rifle to the list.

Complementing its self-defense, match and range offerings, Sig’s all-new Elite Performance Hunter Tipped ammunition aims to tackle the big-game season. In all, there are eight popular hunting calibers accounted for in the line, including .243 Win., 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Rem., .270 Win., .308 Win., .30-06 Springfield and .300 Win. Mag. And similar to everything the company turns out at this end of the game, the components are top-shelf across the board, including nickel-plated cases, custom formulated power charges and primers matched specifically to those blends.

On-Target Ammunition Information:

Stealing the show, however, are the bullets. Black as Lucifer’s hoof, they’re hard to miss. And while it’s difficult to comment on their terminal perform, Gun Digest hasn’t tested any yet at writing, they certainly appear to have the stuff to fly. Polymer-tipped and boat-tailed, the projectiles have excellent listed ballistic coefficients for their calibers. At the very least, Sig Sauer Elite Performance Hunter Tipped should give your hunting rifle legs.

More From Sig Sauer:

NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 12, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition – the newest line in the rapidly growing SIG SAUER brand of award-winning ammunition offerings. Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition gives the serious sportsman unmatched long-range accuracy, combined with devastating on-target performance in the field.

Designed for massive expansion and deep penetration, Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition delivers instant knockdown capability and maximum terminal performance at extended ranges. These premium cartridges feature a yellow-tipped, lead-alloy bullet with an enhanced boat tail design for superior flight characteristics over a wide range of velocities. The exclusive design of the concentric, blackened jacket ensures reliable, controlled expansion of the bullet with maximum weight retention. The translucent yellow tip increases the ballistic coefficient while improving terminal performance and aiding in consistent, reliable chambering.

“Our new Elite Hunter Tipped line of premium rifle ammunition is designed and engineered to be a devastating game load with exceptional long-range accuracy and performance,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, SIG SAUER Ammunition. “SIG Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition delivers superior downrange energy and massive expansion for a clean kill whether you are hunting whitetail, mule deer, antelope, elk, predators or a variety of other game species.”

Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition is available in the following loads:

90gr 243 Win
Muzzle Velocity = 3115 fps; Muzzle Energy = 1939 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.490

100gr 6mm Creedmoor
Muzzle Velocity = 2970 fps; Muzzle Energy = 1958 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.515

130gr 6.5 Creedmoor
Muzzle Velocity = 2850 fps; Muzzle Energy = 2344 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.510

130gr 260 Rem
Muzzle Velocity = 2820 fps; Muzzle Energy = 2995 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.510

140gr 270 Win
Muzzle Velocity = 2950 fps; Muzzle Energy = 2705 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.508

165gr 308 Win
Muzzle Velocity = 2840 fps; Muzzle Energy = 2956 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.530

165gr 30-06 Springfield
Muzzle Velocity = 2950 fps; Muzzle Energy = 3188 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.530

180gr 300 Win Mag
Muzzle Velocity = 2960 fps; Muzzle Energy = 3502 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.515

All Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition features nickel-plated cases that aid in extraction while providing significant anti-corrosion qualities. The custom and precision loaded powders deliver consistent velocities regardless of atmospheric conditions and industry-leading primers are matched to proprietary powder blends to ensure dependable ignition.

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Elwood Shelton is the Digital Editor for Gun Digest. He lives in Colorado and has provided coverage on a vast spectrum of topics for GD for more than a decade. Before that, he was an award-winning sports and outdoors reporter for a number of newspapers across the Rocky Mountains. His experience has consisted of covering the spread of chronic wasting disease into the Western Slope of Colorado to the state’s ranching for wildlife programs. His passion for shooting began at a young age, fostered on pheasant hunts with his father. Since then, he has become an accomplished handloader, long-range shooter and avid hunter—particularly mule deer and any low-down, dirty varmint that comes into his crosshairs. He is a regular contributor to Gun Digest Magazine and has contributed to various books on guns and shooting, most recently Lever-Actions: A Tribute to the All-American Rifle.


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