Sig Sauer's new .223 Remington Match Grade Ammunition

Sig Sauer’s new .223 Remington Match Grade Ammunition

Over the past year or so, I’ve tested a dozen or so varieties of Sig Sauer ammunition and found most, if not all, of them to be stunningly accurate. We’ll get our hands on some of this for formal testing and share results later. For now, here are the details from the company.

Newington, NH (November 28, 2016) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of 223 Rem to its Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition line.  This new 223 Rem Open Tip Match (OTM) round features a 77gr Sierra MatchKing® bullet with a muzzle velocity of 2,750 fps and muzzle energy of 1,293 ft-lbs.

Designed to excel in today’s precision AR autoloading platforms as well as bolt action rifles, the SIG SAUER Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition features a temperature-stable propellant that delivers consistent muzzle velocity in all weather conditions.  Premium-quality primers ensure minimum velocity variations, and the shell case metallurgy is optimized in the SIG Match Grade OTM cartridge to yield consistent bullet retention round to round. All SIG SAUER rifle ammunition is precision loaded on state-of-the-art equipment that is 100% electromechanically monitored to ensure geometric conformity and charge weight consistency.

“The 223 Rem is one the most popular calibers on the market today, and our customers have been asking for it since we entered the ammunition business,” said Dan Powers, president of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division.  “The accuracy and reliability of our new 223 Rem Match Grade rifle ammunition make it an ideal choice for precision shooters – whether shooting in competitions or hunting varmints.”

All Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured in the United States by SIG SAUER to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles.  For more information, visit