NEW Match-Grade Berger Ammunition for Discerning Shooters

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak

It was back on January 22nd that Berger Bullets announced they would be absorbing Applied Ballistics Munitions (ABM) and creating Berger Ammunition. This re-branding of ABM to Berger Ammunition coupled with a move to Mesa, Arizona has been exciting times for the company. This gives Berger the ability to do something new by finally making boxed ammunition. The transition also positions their bullet-making and ammunition manufacturing under the same roof to streamline the process.

With the new line of Match-Grade Berger Ammunition there will be three series in which to buy ammo: Hunting, Target and Tactical. Just like their lines of bullets you will see a similar series throughout their ammunition.

The line of Target bullets, and now their ammunition, has always been Berger’s core competency. Walt Berger, the founder of Berger Bullets, was disheartened by the lack of availability for competition bullets and was driven to create his own. This not only spawned the company we see today, but it spurred all of their other lines of bullets as well by purposefully matching quality to an intended application. The series of Target Ammunition can be seen below.

The secret sauce behind the Hunting tips Berger Bullets will be applying to their similarly named Hunting ammunition is a sharp nose profile and a thin jacket. This delays expansion from occurring until a bullet has penetrated 2” – 3” into tissue. This improves hydrostatic shock, the resulting wound cavity and leads to more humanely harvested animals. All of the Hunting Ammunition can be viewed below.

The Tactical line of ammunition blends the properties from the previous two by being superbly accurate with the ability to produce lethal ballistic performance. The bullets in this ammo have a thicker jacket to withstand more abusive conditions and are engineered to feed well from magazines of varying material makeup. All in all, they live up to the “tactical” buzzword name. The Berger Match-Grade Tactical Ammunition offerings can be viewed below.

Some final words by Berger Bullets describing in greater detail this new line of Match-Grade Ammunition can be read below:

New Berger Ammunition provides the most demanding hunter, competitive shooter and Mil/LE warfighter a precision-built performance product that is unequaled in today’s premium ammunition market. Each cartridge is assembled with the world’s finest components to exacting tolerances, purposefully dimensioned to maximize the results of your favorite shooting discipline. Berger Ammunition is a direct result of serious accuracy enthusiasts insisting upon its development to accomplish their end goal; acquire Match Grade ammunition that meets the rigorous specifications and performance demands of precision handloads – ‘off the shelf.’

At the moment, we do not have any pricing for this new line of ammunition, but understanding what Berger brings to the table and that this may come at a premium price, would you be a buyer? What price point would have you hooked? Let us know in the comments below! We would love to hear your feedback.

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  • Kaban Kaban on Jul 25, 2018

    Nice numbers for that 155gr .308 (the bullet appears to beat other factory bullets like Scenar), but that 3000 fps MV is outlandish, in my opinion. Hell, it is hot for reloaded Palma-type load.

    Also, a bit strange to skip 168 or 175gr bullet weight for "Target" .308.

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    • Kaban Kaban on Jul 26, 2018

      @mikee I am aware; and Berger explicitely specifies that muzzle velocity is for 30" barrel. There is, however, no temperature, and no note on powder they use.

  • Matt Collins Matt Collins on Jul 31, 2018

    One point left out of the article - Berger is owned by Nammo Group (as of Oct 2016) of Norway, and so this would seem to be a way for Nammo to get a domestic production going in loaded ammo of this sort, as opposed to importing.