Easy Shots at 872 Yards?! ABM AMMO & BERGER BULLETS gives it a shot!

ABM Ammo

Applied Ballistic Munitions (ABM Ammo) is producing a new rifle load that is lights out based on initial testing! They use a Berger .30 Caliber 215 Grain Hybrid bullet in their “Mission Ready” ammunition series for the .300 Win Mag. As you will see in the YouTube review from “Long Range Only” the ammo is consistent on many levels.

They first tested the overall weight of various rounds to check for consistency. This test was performed, as opposed to pulling bullets and measuring individual components, to keep the rounds intact for firing later. The weight of six rounds at random were (in Grains):

  1. 513.00
  2. 512.90
  3. 512.90
  4. 512.00
  5. 512.80
  6. 512.60

With most of the ABM Ammo being within two-tenths of a grain of each other, except for one outlier or anomaly, the Mission Ready ammunition definitely passes that test. The next test performed was checking the seating length of six rounds at random with the following results:

  1. 2.8390″
  2. 2.8385″
  3. 2.8385″
  4. 2.8390″
  5. 2.8385″
  6. 2.8385″

Those are extremely consistent seating length results before hitting the range. Once they took the ABM Ammo to the range the groups achieved were equally impressive. Doing 3-shot groups at 100 yards, the following results were produced:

  • 0.380″
  • 0.466″
  • 0.560″

Most reloaders could not create ammunition that shoots better than 1/2 MOA groups at 100 yards, but like Long Range Only touched on, you truly need to shoot this load much further than 100 yards. For the final test, Long Range Only put out a target at 872 yards and made consistent hits! That’s the type of ammo I would want in my rifles!

To see the complete review of the soon-to-be released Mission Ready .300 Win MAG 215 Grain Berger Hybrid ammo, check out the video below.

The outdoors, fitness and anything related to firearms are my passions. I am a S&W Armorer, Glock Armorer, reloader and am coping with an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers (by buying more revolvers). I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets and love long walks to the gun range.


  • The title of your article and the lead picture are some of the most miss leading things I have seen here. I was looking at the groups thinking that those groups at 872 yards must be a record. After looking more closely at the lead picture I noticed it said 100yrds in the hand written data. I kind of feel I was a victim of bait and switch. i guess it did get me to read the article to see what the switch was.

    • Jeffrey Smith

      Yeah, I can get consistent small target hits at 750 yards with a variety of off the shelf 308 ammo, let alone 300wm. Show me the paper from 872 yards.

      • FarmerB

        Yeah, even GP11 Swiss 7.5 ball in an off the shelf Blaser. Start talking 1100 METERS plus, and I’ll start listening, 800 meters is almost still.308 DMR range.

  • baldeagle

    Bald eagle @ 7:35 in the video lol.

    • Julio

      Good of it to sit around and give us a sense of scale!

  • Jeff Smith

    Being the fattie that I am, I immediately thought of Berger Cookies. If you’ve never had them, they’re the greatest thing ever.