Inceptor Ammunition has introduced new cartridge offerings loaded with their ARX and SRR projectiles. Particularly, they now offer the defensive/frangible ARX bullets loaded into 10mm Auto and .450 Bushmaster rounds. The SRR bullets are now available for the .223 Remington and 7.62x39mm.
ARX bullets are designed to have a good terminal performance due to the fluted nose. When hitting the hydraulic media that flutes cause propeller effect (for lack of a better term). At the same time, when hitting hard surfaces, the ARX bullets work as frangible ones. The advantage of this bullet design is the reduced penetrating capability of missed or overpenetrated bullets.
SRR (Short Range Rifle) bullets are designed mainly for training and disintegrate upon hitting the steel targets. However, according to the manufacturer, they can be used as normal bullets and will be effective within 100 yards.
Inceptor Ammunition 10mm Auto round loaded with 90 grain ARX bullets has a muzzle velocity of 1,780 fps and muzzle energy of 633 ft*lb. This load will be available for purchase in May 2018 with an MSRP of $25.99 per box of 20 rounds.
The .450 Bushmaster loaded with 158 grain ARX bullets has a muzzle velocity of 2,680 fps and muzzle energy of 2,409 ft*lb. They will start shipping the .450 Bushmaster loads in February. The MSRP of this round is $49.99 per box of 20.
.223 Remington loaded with 35 grain SRR bullet achieves MV of 3,810 fps and ME of 1,128 ft*lb. The company plans to start shipping it next month and has announced the following prices: $12.99 for a box of 20 and $28.99 for a 50 round box.
Inceptor Ammunition 7.62x39mm load with a 90 grain bullet has a muzzle velocity of 2,810 fps and muzzle energy of 1,578 ft*lb. They will start the shipping of this round in February as well. The price for the 20-round box of 7.62x39mm is $15.99.
We had a chance to shoot all these four cartridges during the SHOT Show 2018 range day. The initial impression is that they are extremely low recoiling rounds. The reason is obviously the light-for-caliber weight of the projectiles.