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RUAG Ammotec releases new .375 Swiss P sniper rifle calibre

30th April 2021 - 12:20 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


RUAG munition and packaging. (Photo: Chr. Hocke)

RUAG Ammotec is launching a new sniper rifle calibre that promises improved performance over existing competition.

The Swiss subsidiary of RUAG Ammotec is releasing a new sniper rifle calibre onto the market.

The .375 Swiss P performs significantly better when compared to the popular .338 Lapua Magnum (LM), while still being compatible with the commonly used .338 LM weapon system.

All that is required to switch from the .338 to the .375 is a single barrel change; there is no need to replace the breech and the magazine for the calibre conversion.

The .375 Swiss P fills the ballistic performance gap between the .338 LM and the .50 Browning Machine Gun. The performance of the .375 Swiss P is up to 40% higher than the .338 LM.

The .375 Swiss P achieves muzzle energy of 8,500 joules from a 30in barrel at a velocity of 865m/s. In comparison, the .338 LM only achieves muzzle energy of 6.100 joules.

The Swiss P has a supersonic operational range of more than 1,500m and produces twice as much energy at this distance than the .338 LM.

The increase in performance without any change in the dimensions of the cartridge was achieved through an adapted high-performance propellant and the rebated rim shape of the cartridge.

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