Predator Ammunition – a Breakthrough Innovation for Long Range Shooting

The Predator patented projectile features an unparalleled technology accomplishing 1 mile+ shots.

Predator long-range rifle ammunition
Predator long-range rifle ammunition

Las Vegas, Nev./Horseshoe Bend, Idaho – ( – Go West Trading (GWT), manufacturers of American-made rifle brass, and American Reserve Munitions, producers of quality ammunition for quality shooters, are proud to announce the game-changing Predator bullet specifically developed for long-range shooting. The Predator, both in the closed tip and open tip projectiles are available in .338 Lapua, .308 Win., .30-06, .300 Win. Mag., 6.5 Creedmoor and .260 Remington with other rifle calibers in development.

The patented process created from a monolithic lathe-turned projectile using proprietary brass and a patented parasitic drag elimination design on the tail of the bullet results in a round that eliminates dynamic transition instability during transonic flight speeds. What this means to the long-range shooter is that the bullet moves through transonic speed and into subsonic speed without any destabilization extending accuracy and distance by at least 20%.

Pulse wave air flow
Pulse wave air flow

“The Predator projectile is an ultra-long-range projectile,” Brian Lockerman, president of Go West Trading explained. “Essentially, the patented design defeats the problem of parasitic chaotic air flow behind the bullet. As air passes over the surface of the bullet, there is no drop at the base to create turbulence or instability. Instead the Predator projectile design forms a perfect cone shape pulse wave pressure shield behind the bullet. This results in a super sleek slipstream which virtually eliminates the airstream drag from ever forming.”

American Reserve Munitions (ARM) and Predator inventor Stephen Damron, U.S. Army Veteran, long-range shooting competitor and president of Dynamic Research LLC, worked together to develop the Predator projectile load using GWT’s match-grade quality brass for the .338 Lapua, 6.5 and .260 rounds (additional rounds in development).  The results are bullets with velocities of over 3,000 fps and with higher accuracy performance by approximately 20%.

“The Predator is clearly the top-rated, long-range bullet on the market today,” Vaugh Wilkes of ARM explained. “Since the Civil War, there has been little improvement in bullet design, until the Predator, which takes advantage of all the ballistic technology today. For extreme long-range shooters, the Predator is really the only bullet to achieve this kind of success.”

For more information on the Predator, visit and to purchase online, visit

About Go West Trading (GWT):

Go West TradingHeadquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Go West Trading is a manufacturer dedicated to producing the finest American-made rifle brass using the toughest quality control standards available. GWT uses match-grade, American-made rifle brass that exceeds MIL-Spec and through a 9-step projectile forming process using the most stringent quality control.

About American Reserve Munitions (ARM):

American Reserve MunitionsAmerican Reserve Munitions, located in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, proudly produce superior quality ammunition for serious shooters. Specializing in research and development, private label and creating custom loads, ARM is the main distributor of the new, ultra-long-range bullet, the Predator.


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Curt Couch

I’ll also point out that solid brass, whether proprietary or not is considered AP, and under ATF rules not prohibited unless sold as such…. Any caliber that can be fired from a handgun is in this group. The GCA defines “armor piercing ammunition” as: “(i) a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium; or (ii) a full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and intended… Read more »


My Xmas present to meself will be a case. I will love to see how these perform vs Berger and Lapua LR bullets. Nothing like guns&ammo for Xmas.


I remember something a few years back about the 450chitak bullet that the military uses. They called it a bore rider and it was shaped similar. I think they were also turned on a lathe.

Ray Jeppesen

What is G7 BC of the heavy 30. call bullets?


I agree with Frank. It should be determined whether or not they encroached upon a previous design. Also, the remark that “there has been little improvement in bullet design since the Civil War until Predator” is simply untrue. I’m not sure if the name Predator refers to them or the target. However, if it is meant for the target in the sense that we typically think of a predator as like a coyote, it is a misnomer as well as an inappropriate load. A solid brass bullet will over penetrate, and just make a superficial wound if it doesn’t hit… Read more »

Matthew B Fleming

Looked at the specs on their page… the 6.5C and .260rem bullets are showing two different BCs (.600 and .650) for the same 120gr. bullet. This may/may not be the best thing since sliced bread. If you haven’t shot it enough (as a manufacturer!) to deduce the BC or even spell “shear” correctly, I would make suspect your actual knowledge of ballistics. I am NOT a professional… and I caught that. Screams gimmick. I would like to see some ACTUAL results and accuracy testing… not just a print off from a ballistics calculator with invented numbers.

David setmour

“Sheer” And “shear”. Are two totally different things. So taking that into consideration I would not disregard anything based off spelling without first considering exact definition for exact terminology.. when considering this. Either spelling works based of exact definition. “Sheer stress indicator” meaning sheerly stress on flight path and differentials inflight and nothing else. And “shear stress indicator” meaning the amount being sheared off or removed from inital launch of the projectile in flight. Both apply to the chart. And even tho they mean different things. Could both work.

Steve Sandry

As stated in the digrams Legend in the upper left corner: Shear Stress Magnitude. So yes, sheer stress is absolutely wrong.

Jeff in MS

I would definitely not believe anything that was said after “sheer stress,” because that indicates the person knows no physics.

Clint D Fennel

Sounds like a lotta hype, what’s the bc #s and real world shooting video ie:proof??

James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon

Why are comments disappearing?

Cason Jenner

The proof will be on the paper, which I note is missing here. This design has been known for years to do exactly as stated, just look at some of the contest cars for solar power and you’ll see that same kind of taper on both ends. such as shown here: But we’re not talking about winning some contest in max distance a solar powered car can go, we’re talking better performance downrange for a ballistic projectile, i.e. a bullet. And that’s going to be average group size (or some such) on a piece of paper per somebody’s protocol. As… Read more »

Robert Radulski

Sheer should be spelled shear.

Scotty Gunn

The verb sheer means to turn suddenly or deviate from a course.


Went to American Reserve Munitions, looked for Predator 6.5 Creedmoor – NO RESULTS WERE FOUND. As a matter of fact the only result for Predator was in .338 Lapua. I’m not buying a new rifle in the most expensive standard chambering for long range shooting to try this ammo, especially not if the article touted 6.5 Creedmoor as ‘available’.


Look under projetiles. They have three different weight .30 cals and one .338 cal projectiles (bulets) for reloading.


So the Corbin bullet swaging company’s rebated boattail is now patented by a different company years after they started selling it?

Trent Wilson

Exactly. Besides, I’m pushing the new 150gr Matchking at 3150fps+ out of my Creedmoor and it’s miles ahead of ANY factory round.

John d

32″ barrel at 65,000psi?

Trent Wilson

No. Remington 700 ADL Tactical(Dick’s exclusive) with a HuDu muzzle brake finished at 28″ at the end of the brake. I don’t post load data due to the fact it’s handloaded, but I’ve got crony data @890ft at 3125-3175fps depending on powder. Right now, Reloder 19 is giving me the speed, but Superformance is giving me the sub 4.5 SD and 9fps ES.


Yes, I believe that should be investigated to confirm that they didn’t encroach upon a previous design.
Also, the remark ” there has been little improvement in bullet design since the Civil War until the Predator” is simply not true.