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Recently, Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, also known as SAMMI has just announced three new cartridges have been accepted for SAMMI standardization. The three new cartridges are SIG Sauer’s .277 SIG Fury, Weatherby’s 6.5 Rebated Precision Magnum, and 6.8 Western from Olin Winchester.

For those unfamiliar with SAMMI, the organization is tasked with coordinating technical data, promoting safe practices in manufacturing and firearms use and creating and publishing industry standards for safety, interchangeability, reliability and quality.

Below, is the press release from SAMMI regarding the addition and standardization of the new cartridge.

Press Release

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute,® Inc., (SAAMI®), the organization at the forefront of promoting firearm safety by creating standards that ensure safety, reliability and interchangeability of firearms, ammunition and components, announced the acceptance of new rife cartridges for SAAMI standardization.

Developed by SIG SAUER, the 277 SIG FURY was introduced with a maximum average pressure of 80,000 psi, with a 135-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 3,000 fps.

Developed by Weatherby, the 6.5 Weatherby Rebated Precision Magnum was introduced with a maximum average pressure of 65,000 psi, with a 140-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 3,075 fps.

Developed by Olin Winchester, the 6.8 Western was introduced with a maximum average pressure of 65,000 psi, with a 175-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 2,840 fps.

Do you plan on looking into any of these new cartridges? If so which one? Let us know in the comments below.

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