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The Geco firm, founded in Germany as “Gustaf Genschow & Co.” in the year 1887 and quickly turned into one of the most important ammunition manufacturers of the 20th Century, has been part of the Dynamit Nobel conglomerate since 1966, which in turn has been absorbed by the Swiss-German RUAG Ammotec GmbH holding in 2002. Nowadays, Geco survives and prospers as a Dynamit Nobel/RUAG Ammotec owned brand focusing on pistol and centrefire rifle ammunitions, and its products are known for their outstanding performances in accuracy and performance.
in 2012, the Geco brand introduced a whole new variety of products to meet all tastes, yet especially with the most demanding hunters in mind.
The Geco “Plus” series of hunting centerfire rifle cartridges has been, available in .308-Winchester, .300-Winchester Magnum e .30-06 Springfield calibers, with others to follow in the future, represents the most powerful and effective brand of hunting ammunition launched this year.
The Geco “Plus” line has been conceived to ensure first-shot kill with the biggest game normally encountered all along the European hunting paths; realized through the use of the latest engineering and manufacturing technologies, the Geco “Plus” ammunition feature extremely strong micro-soldering joints between the lead core and the copper jacket; as a result, the Geco “Plus” ensures a perfectly controlled mushroom expansion upon impact, causing wide wound channels that will rapidly take down even the most robust preys, with poor or no fragmentation and thus no collateral damage to the carcass even should the bullet impact against a bone.
The expansion of the Geco “Plus” ball follows a pre-established pattern controlled by visible breaking points on the jacket, which will prevent any possible incomplete opening and will also act as a safety feature, as any missed shot will expand upon impact against any natural element in the surroundings (such as a rock, a tree, etc.) and will stop. This means no possibility for ricochets, and less danger for other hunters.
The Geco “Express” line − available in the .308-Winchester, .300-Winchester Magnum and .30-06 Springfield calibers, with others to be made available in the future − dedicated to those particular hunting specialties where an high-accuracy long-range shot might often be necessary to bring a prey down: mountain hunting, hunting in the plains, testing oneʼs rifle/scope combo to the extreme, the new Geco “Express” line is just perfect for all those who love to turn a normal hunting day into a long-range shooting challenge with his/her own capacity and the preys.
The Geco “Express” ammunition delivers high velocity, flat trajectory and fast energy transfer in any situation, retaining the best in performance even when limit shots are required. These little masterpieces are concentrate all the worldwide-appreciated know-how of the Dynamit Nobel/RUAG Ammotec Group; the balls, dubbed BC-Shape, feature a streamlined, aerodynamic design that will offer very little resistance to air, and will thus loose little in terms of velocity and kinetic energy during their travel.
Their new Express Tip grants the perfect bullet balance and removes the need to correct the aiming point before taking particularly long-range shots. The bullet as a whole is kept together by an extremely robust Special Jacket that will avoid early fragmentation and will allow the bullet to maintain high energy levels, which will be transfered in full to the target at the moment of the impact, for clean kills in any condition.
The Geco “SoftPoint” ammunition line, known as “Teilmantel” in Germany, comprises thirteen calibers (.243-Winchester, 6,5x55mm, .270-Winchester, .270-WSM, 7x57R, 7mm Remington Magnum, .280-Remington, 7x64mm, 7x65R, 7,62x39mm, .308-Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, .300-Winchester Magnum, 8x57-JS, 8x57-JRS, 9,3x62mm, 9,3x74R), making it adequate for hunting every game, everywhere.
The SoftPoint ammunition are made out of lead and feature an ultra-thin copper jacket. The lead core protrudes frontally in a black tip that acts as the initiator of the expansion and controlled fragmentation once the target is hit; the jacket will then respond with increased resistance, expanding the wound channel in the prey for a devastating hit and a sure first-shot kill, albeit an exit wound is unlikely. The design of the Geco SoftPoint ammunition makes them particularly apt for use in semi-automatic rifles, which would normally suffer from the fouling that non-jacketed lead ammunition would deposit in the barrel. The thin jacket of the Geco SoftPoint bullet will in fact prevent traces of lead from remaining in the grooves of a semi-automatic rifle barrel, ensuring reliability of operation and good performances even when hunting in the worst possible environmental conditions.
The new Geco “Target” line, suitable for sports shooting, target practice and hunting, has been conceived to replicate as faithfully as possible the feeling of Gecoʼs most prized “Softpoint” and “Plus” lines, allowing shooters to get used to said, more expensive ammunition beforehand, seen how a realistic training is a necessity and how the best results in all shooting specialties can only be achieved through a serious training: eye-hand coordination, breath, finger sensitivity, everything must be coordinated, body and mind must work as one.
Gecoʼs “Target” ammunition is available in nine different calibers: .223-Remington, .308-Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, 8x57mm-Mauser, 9,3x62, .243-Winchester, 7x57mm, 7x64mm and 7,62x39mm; all the Geco “Target” calibers are also available in an FMJ variant to improve reliability an reduce maintenance needs when used in semi-automatic rifles.
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