In a short period of time SIG Sauer has kicked a fairly sure toehold into the ammunition industry. And the American-European manufacturer has continued to expand the scope of its Elite Performance Ammunition.
This year the company has focused on providing hunters with top-end cartridges, engineered to put meat on the table. Earlier this month, SIG unveiled two rounds destined for the chambers of the growing legion of handgun hunters. And it has now turned its eye to a cartridge growing in popularity with long-gun hunters who have a flare for the modern.
The SIG Sauer Elite Performance Ammunition line grew by a cartridge with the introduction of a monometal hunting option for the .300 Blackout. The 120-grain, solid copper SIG HT round is designed for deep penetration and controlled expansion on medium and smaller big game. In particular, it should prove to be dynamite on deer, pigs and predators of all stripes.
“Given the popularity of the 300BLK, we wanted to offer ammunition truly designed for hunting that expands upon impact,” said Dan Powers, president of the SIG Sauer Ammunition Division in a press release. “The 300BLK is our first offering in this new SIG HT hunting line of premium grade rifle ammunition. The SIG HT 300BLK supersonic hunting round is in addition to our Match Grade subsonic and supersonic 300BLK rounds. In the coming months, we will be introducing a 220gr subsonic 300BLK hunting round in addition to new rifle ammunition in a variety of other calibers.”
SIG HT is the hottest ammunition the company has developed for the 300BLK, outdoing even its Supersonic SIG Match round. From the manufacturer’s specs, the new cartridge has a muzzle velocity of 2,250 fps and generates 1,349 ft-lbs. at the muzzle when fired from a 16-inch barrel. SIG lists the projectile’s expansion at 1.8 times its original size.
SIG HT cartridges are made with newly designed premium nickel-plated 300BLK shell cases, not reworked 5.56 cases. SIG Sauer uses flash-reduced propellant to minimize visible signature while shooting in low-light situations. Premium quality primers are also used to minimize variations in velocity.