As a lover of everything winter, I have to admit that I’m looking forward to this season’s Olympic Games. And no, not the figure skating, you animals. Besides the bobsledding and the snowboard half pipe, since I was a kid the Biathlon has always been one of my favorite events. Cross country ski a few kilometers then square off in front of a 50m target for five precision shots – that’s skill. In timely fashion, ammunition manufacturer Lapua is announcing their new Biathlon Xtreme line of rimfire rounds perfected to perform in cold weather. It joins their already established Polar Biathlon line of competition ammo.
Aditional details are below.
Lapua BIathlon Xtreme:
In world-class biathlon competition, biathletes need ammunition that can ensure fast and accurate shooting in challenging conditions. Lapua is proud to introduce the new Lapua Biathlon Xtreme cartridge, designed to meet the specific needs of biathlon competition.
The Lapua Biathlon Xtreme cartridge uses a newly developed, temperature insensitive powder that functions in all biathlon conditions. The bullet’s special shape ensures reliable and easy functioning and together with the new powder it provides unbeatable accuracy and consistent velocities.
During product development, the Lapua Biathlon Xtreme cartridge endured extensive laboratory testing and calculations as well as demanding field testing for function and accuracy by two of the world’s top biathlon teams.
Polar Biathlon .22 LR – ideal target performance in all conditions
Lapua Polar Biathlon has been the .22 lr ammunition behind the vast majority of biathlon medals won worldwide for many years. This cartridge is specifically designed for use in the frigid conditions common to most biathlon competitions. Lapua’s Polar Biathlon round offers ideal performance under all conditions, with consistent accuracy and reliable ignition.
NOTE: We will be bringing you additional Biathlon news, information and reviews over the course of the next few weeks. Look for more Winter Games @ TFB.