The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAMMI) recently announced the acceptance of two cartridges. SAMMI accepted a new Shorty Shotshell from Federal and 6.5-284 rifle cartridge from Norma.
Federal’s new 12-gauge, 1 3/4-inch shotshell introduced with an maximum average pressure of 11,500 psi with a 15/16-ounce #8 lead shot load traveling 1,145 fps. A 15-pellet #4 buckshot load travels at a velocity of 1,200 fps. Meanwhile, a 1-ounce lead rifled slug travels at a velocity of 1,200 fps.
Nosler’s 6.5-284 Norma rifle cartridge features loads for practice, competition and hunting. It introduced with SAMMI with a maximum average pressure of 58,000 psi, with a 130-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 2,900 fps.
For more information, visit sammi.org.
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