GECO Star – The new lead-free bullet for hunting
Since the end of March 2020 the new GECO Star is available in .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield and .300 Winchester Magnum calibers. GECO's lead-free deformation bullet is 100% copper and is said to have a high inherent accuracy, good penetration and high residual weight. In the video Gunnar Petrikat explains the GECO Star in detail.
Norma Bondstrike – Now also in 6.5 mm calibers
The first caliber variants of the new Norma Bondstrike, a cartridge designed for hunting at extremely long distances, appeared as early as 2019. So it was not surprising that some hunters and long-range shooters wanted the Bondstrike in the popular 6.5 mm long-range calibers. Norma fulfilled this customer wish and in 2020 introduced the Bondstrike in 6.5x55 SE, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5-284 Norma and the 6.5 mm Bondstrike boat-tail bullet for reloaders. Hannes Dikhoff tells you more interesting facts in the video interview.
Norma Oryx Silencer – Now also for short barrels and suppressed guns
Where they are allowed by law, the demand for suppressor has not stopped. In order to maintain the control of the gun, many hunters therefore rely on rifles with short barrels. As Hannes Dikhoff of Norma explains to us in the video interview, most hunting long-barrelled rifles are designed with 60-cm barrels. The solution: the new Norma Oryx Silencer series. In it, Norma has combined the popular Oryx bullet with a special powder to achieve the same shooting performance from 50 cm barrels.
Rottweil BI-Load and FE-Load: where shot must be lead-free
EU efforts to ban lead in ammunition are increasing and in some countries hunting with lead-containing ammunition is already prohibited. Therefore, many ammunition manufacturers have to develop alternatives, such as Rottweil with the BI-Load and FE-Load. BI has a double meaning and stands for bismuth, but also for the load with 2 materials. The BI-Load also uses soft iron shot. FE-Load stands for Ferrum, i.e. iron, and is loaded with 2 soft iron shots of different sizes. What are the benefits for you? Heinz Winkler from Rottweil explains it in an interview.
Rottweil Exact Green – The lead-free slug
The lead-free trend does not even stop at shotgun shells. In the video interview we talk with Heinz Winkler about the new Rottweil Exact Green and its Magnum version. He explains to us why the new Rottweil shotgun slugs made from food-safe tin and with up to 30% higher energy output can be a real alternative to current slugs compared to the competitors.
RWS High Velocity Green and HV Green Fragmentation
The lead-free trend is also continuing at RWS and there with rimfire cartridges for sports and pest control. In the video we talked to RWS ballistics expert Gunnar Petrikat about the new RWS High Velocity Green and the High Velocity Green Fragmentation with pre-fragmented zinc bullet. Hunting lead-free even has decisive advantages, because the zinc bullets of the RWS HV Green cartridges reach a 58% higher velocity than lead bullets in .22 LR. The RWS HV Green should be already available from specialist dealers.
RWS Evolution Green and Speed Tip Pro in 6.5 Creedmoor
RWS launches 2 new hunting cartridges in the popular 6.5 Creedmoor caliber. The new hunting ammunition comes with the RWS Evo Green (lead-free) and RWS Speed Tip Pro (leaded) partial-fragmentation bullets. Gunnar Petrikat talks about the hunting advantages of the 6.5 Creedmoor in our video interview.
RWS Evo Green Short Rifle – Lead-free for short barrels (new calibers)
The new RWS Evo Green Short Rifle combines the lead-free Evo Green bullet with the powerful Short Rifle loads. When hunting with suppressors and the short barrels that usually accompany them, these loads are intended to minimize energy and velocity loss as far as possible – from now on, also lead-free. Gunnar Petrikat explains to us in an interview what else the RWS Evo Green Short Rifle can do for you in hunting.