Magtech Ammunition – New for 2013

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Brazilian ammo maker Magtech Ammunition has a few new products that will debut in the coming year.  Among them are lines of duty ammunition for law enforcement.

The exact details have not yet been released, but there will be two new lines aimed at the police market.  The first will be a line of sniper ammo.  Presumably, this ammunition will focus on the most common law enforcement sniper rifle round used in the United States:  the .308 Winchester.

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It has long been an article of faith that the best precision rifle bullet in .308 for law enforcement has been the Sierra 168 grain Match King boat tail hollow point (BTHP).  For many police departments, the preferred load has been the Federal Gold Medal.  Another popular choice has been the Remington Premier Match that uses the same Sierra bullet.

It will be interesting to see what Magtech Ammunition has developed to go up against these two highly regarded loads.  Also, I would expect to see other calibers in the sniper line, such as a .223 Remington round, .300 Win Mag and maybe even a .338 Lapua.

The second new line from Magtech will be a line of bonded ammo.  Again, there isn’t much information on this new line, but many law enforcement agencies moved to bonded ammo ten years or more ago.

Bonded ammunition reduces the likelihood of jacket separation and generally improves bullet performance in the FBI testing protocols.  So, many police departments will not consider a bullet that is not bonded.


Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • ZeCatnip

    Slightly off topic here, but is anyone else noticing that articles aren’t being displayed chronologically? Has this always been the case and I’m only just now noticing?

  • Lance

    It will be awesome to see what bullets they will use for .300 win mag.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    I use Magtech ammunition in my IMBEL FAL rifle, and I won’t hesitate to say that I am really impressed with the quality, accuracy and durability under highly-adverse field conditions, not to mention the reasonable price. Magtech doesn’t invest much of its costs in packaging, but instead appears to spend the money on the ammunition, where it really matters. Having said that, they could at least slightly improve on the thickness and structural integrity of the cardboard ammunition boxes the rounds are packaged in. The current boxes are rather flimsy and don’t stand up well to the rigors of shipping, which is somewhat reminiscent of the packaging for Ulyanovsk, Wolf and TULA ammunition, only worse(!).

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    Nice to see that we are all able to finally add our comments after the de-bugging of the new software system and web site — nice work, Steve! We definitely appreciate the sheer time and effort it must have taken to get to this point.