SAAMI Announces Acceptance of New Cartridges

SAAMINEWTOWN, Conn. – The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute,®Inc., (SAAMI®), the organization at the forefront of promoting firearm safety by creating standards that ensure safety, reliability and interchangeability of firearms, ammunition and components, announced the acceptance of new rifle and pistol cartridges for SAAMI standardization.

Developed by Ruag Ammotec USA, the 300 Norma Magnum was introduced with a Maximum Average Pressure of 61,000 psi, with a 230-gr bullet traveling at a velocity of 2,890 fps.

Developed by Ruag Ammotec USA, the 338 Norma Magnum was introduced with a Maximum Average Pressure of 62,500 psi, with a 300-gr bullet traveling at a velocity of 2,670 fps.

Developed by Kahr Arms, the 429 Desert Eagle was introduced with a Maximum Average Pressure of 46,000 psi, with a 240-gr bullet traveling at a velocity of 1,720 fps.

For further information on these new cartridges please visit https://saami.org/technical-information/new-cartridge-chamber-drawings/.

Media contact:
Richard Patterson
203-426-4358. Ext 255

About SAAMI

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government, is dedicated to creating and promulgating technical, performance and safety standards for firearms, ammunition and components, and is committed to being the preeminent global resource for the safe and responsible design, manufacture, transportation, storage and use of these products.