ABM Ammo Releases New 185gr Juggernaut .308 Winchester Ammunition

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ABM Ammunition has released two new loads for the .308 Winchester, utilizing parent company Berger’s 185gr Juggernaut bullet, an OTM designed for both tactical and target use. The two new loads are likewise each optimized for tactical and benchrest purposes, with one loaded outside the OAL restriction necessary to fit in .308 Winchester magazines. From the press release:

Applied Ballistics Munition’s (ABM Ammo) Chief Ballistician, Bryan Litz, has been hard at work in the ballistics lab developing more ABM Ammo using some of Berger’s most popular bullet designs. This summer they plan to release several new rounds that their loyal customers have been waiting for since their initial launch. Two such rounds have already passed their rigorous field testing phase and are now available to purchase; the 308 Winchester 185gr Match Juggernaut OTM Tactical and the 308 Winchester 185gr Match Juggernaut Target rounds.

The Mission Ready ™ 185gr Berger Match Juggernaut OTM Tactical load for the 308 Winchester offers extended long range capability and more energy on target. Truly worthy of its name, the Juggernaut powers through the transonic zone with full stability, contributing to higher hit percentages at longer ranges. Loaded to magazine length, this round extends the capability of both bolt guns and semi-autos.

The Match Ready ™ 185gr Berger Match Juggernaut Target load for the 308 Winchester was optimized for Palma and F-class (TR) long range competition which demands minimal wind drift and minimal vertical stringing. The 185 gr Juggernaut load enables the utmost confidence shot after shot. This staple load made from quality components lends itself to serious competitors and recreational shooters alike.

These two new 308 Winchester offerings allow shooters to find the best ammunition to meet their needs, whether they are feeding through a magazine or single feeding directly into the chamber.

From ABM’s blog:

Our Chief Ballistician, Bryan Litz, has been hard at work in our ballistics lab developing more ABM Ammo using some of Berger’s most popular bullet designs. This summer we plan to release several new rounds that our loyal customers have been waiting for since we first launched. We are happy to announce that two such rounds have already passed our rigorous field testing phase and are now available to purchase; the 308 Winchester 185gr Match Juggernaut OTM Tactical and the 308 Winchester 185gr Match Juggernaut Target rounds.

Our Mission Ready ™ 185gr Berger Match Juggernaut OTM Tactical load for the 308 Winchester offers extended long range capability and more energy on target. Truly worthy of its name, the Juggernaut powers through the transonic zone with full stability, contributing to higher hit percentages at longer ranges. Loaded to magazine length, this round extends the capability of both bolt guns and semi-autos.

Mission Ready ™ 308 Winchester 185gr Berger Match Juggernaut OTM Tactical Specifications

Part Number: 14-60050

Approximate COAL: 2.800″
Even though the Cartridge Overall Length for this round meets SAAMI specified standards, we recommend you check your rifle and magazine’s maximum COAL for compatibility.

Distance (yds) Muzzle 100 200 300 400
Velocity (fps) 2608 2450 2298 2151 2010
Energy (ft-lb) 2794 2467 2170 1902 1660

Performance based on a 24″ barrel and sea level conditions.

Bullet Details
G1 BC 0.560
G7 BC 0.283

Use BCs listed for custom trajectory calculations.

The Match Ready ™ 185gr Berger Match Juggernaut Target load for the 308 Winchester was optimized for Palma and F-class (TR) long range competition which demands minimal wind drift and minimal vertical stringing. The 185 gr Juggernaut load enables you to have the utmost confidence in your ammunition shot after shot. ABM is proud to offer this staple load made from quality components to serious competitors and recreational shooters alike.

Match Ready ™ 308 Winchester 185gr Berger Match Juggernaut Target Specifications

Part Number: 16-60060

Approximate COAL: 2.950″
The Cartridge Overall Length for this round exceeds SAAMI specified standards and might not feed through SAAMI compliant magazines.

Distance (yds) Muzzle 100 200 300 400
Velocity (fps) 2628 2470 2317 2169 2027
Energy (ft-lb) 2838 2506 2205 1933 1689

Performance based on a 24″ barrel and sea level conditions.

Bullet Details
G1 BC 0.560
G7 BC 0.283

 

 

Remarkably, the magazine-compatible tactical round loses only 20 ft/s energy versus the longer-loaded target version. over 2,600 ft/s is really smoking for 185gr bullets from the .308 Winchester case!



Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


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