SAAMI Announces Acceptance of Three New Cartridges

The NSSF reports that SAAMI has accepted three new cartridges including the .277 SIG Fury which made its debut at SHOT 2020 in this SIG Cross IMG Jim Grant

U.S.A. -( NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc., (SAAMI), the organization at the forefront of promoting firearm safety by creating standards that ensure safety, reliability, and interchangeability of firearms, ammunition, and components, announced the acceptance of new rife cartridges for SAAMI standardization.

Developed by SIG SAUER, the 277 SIG FURY was introduced with a maximum average pressure of 80,000 psi, with a 135-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 3,000 fps.

Developed by Weatherby, the 6.5 Weatherby Rebated Precision Magnum was introduced with a maximum average pressure of 65,000 psi, with a 140-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 3,075 fps.

Developed by Olin Winchester, the 6.8 Western was introduced with a maximum average pressure of 65,000 psi, with a 175-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 2,840 fps.

For additional information on these new cartridge designs and other recently accepted cartridge and chamber designs, visit

About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

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WI Patriot

Oh goody, more “flavor of the day” calibers…


I am also getting tired of all of these boutique cartridges. Now we are going to start seeing some paid reviews of them and they’ll state that they are the greatest thing since 30-06.


As long as you aren’t forced to use your money to develop or produce them what harm are they? I have a rifle chambered for what should be called a “boutique cartridge” because it gives me abilities I can’t get in another cartridge. That cartridge is the 375 Ruger. Those “special” abilities are being able to make cases for it out of inexpensive once fired 300 Win Mag cases with ease. Also being able to make jacketed bullets for it out of .223 cases along with 9mm, 7,62×25, .380, and similar diameter cases. Having an accurate cast bullet from an… Read more »