Do you hunt with the 6.5 Creedmooror or the .223 Remington? Good news for you as Lapua just presented new hunting ammunition that will hit the shelves in the summer. The .223 Rem is loaded with a 3.2 g / 50 gr Lapua Naturalis hunting bullet and the 6.5 mm has a 10.1 g / 156 gr Soft Point MEGA projectile. The first one comes with a mushrooming effect for varmit hunting and the latter is designed for the deer hunter.
Learn more in the product announcement from Lapua:
We are excited to bring forth two new top-performance hunting rounds for two very popular calibers, the .223 Rem. And the 6.5 Creedmoor.
.223 Remington with the Lapua Naturalis bullet
.223 Remington, one of the most popular cartridges, is now available with the 3,2 g / 50 gr Lapua Naturalis hunting bullet. This is the perfect cartridge choice for anyone looking for performance without wasting any meat.
The .223 Rem started out as a varmint round in the 1950ies but it has come a long way since then to become a viable choice for small game and even small deer hunting. Today, we are proud to introduce one of the most modern and innovative .223 Rem cartridges for this purpose with our .224 Naturalis projectile. It has everything a demanding small game hunter needs, superb accuracy and top-of-the-class terminal ballistic performance. As with all our Naturalis projectiles, it comes with our new AirLock technology, securing that the cartridge performance is secure from dust and outside moisture changes.
The technology of the Naturalis bullet allows for a perfect mushrooming effect, expanding the bullet diameter up to double the original, creating an adequate wound channel. With exceptional performance and amazing penetration capabilities up to 100 % of retention weight, this factory-loaded cartridge is a must-have for any .223 Rem enthusiast wanting to make fond new hunting memories.
6.5 Creedmoor with the Lapua MEGA bullet
While the 6.5 Creedmoor was originally designed for long range target shooting, it has during its short lifespan already gained a reputation as a viable hunting caliber. Lapua’s 6.5 Creedmoor range of factory-loaded cartridges is now complemented with the addition of the 6,5 mm 10,1 g / 156 gr Soft Point MEGA projectile. This hunting bullet is known for an amazing accuracy almost matching bench rest bullets, and it has established its reputation as an excellent moose hunting bullet in the Nordic countries for decades. The reliable MEGA locking holds the bullet jacket and core tightly together, even in a hard bone hit. With the soft recoil and range performance of the 6.5 Creedmoor combined with our top components, we expect this cartridge to become a favorite with red deer, fallow deer and white-tailed deer hunters.
The new Lapua cartridges will be hitting the markets in the summer of 2021.
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